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Beatrice E. Baese of Houghton Lake

Beatrice E. (Hoshield) Baese, 98, of Houghton Lake, passed away April 21, 2017 at Masonic Pathways in Alma.

She was the daughter of Rudolph and Mary (Rich) Hoshield, born on February 26, 1919.

She married William Baese in 1939 at Sheppard. Last December 16, they would have celebrated 77 years of marriage. Bill passed away on October 20, 2016.

They have 3 children, Tom Baese (Doris) of Houghton Lake, Don Baese (Pat) of Carson City, Wilma Barber (Tom) of Roscommon. Grandchildren include Charlotte McLain (Brad), Loretta Czada (Cory), Emily Baese, Ian Baese, Sarah Barber, Megan Barber. Great-grandchildren are Haley Czada, Zac Czada, and Jake Schissler.

She was predeceased by all her sisters and brothers. She has two sister-in-laws: Gwen (Frank) Hoshield, Lyla (Herman Baese) Brush, and many nieces and nephews.

Before moving to Houghton Lake in 1956, Bea helped Bill farm in Elsie. She was a tough gal. She did not like horses, but as a young woman, she would cultivate using two horses while her oldest son rode in front of her in a basket. Bea was a quiet lady, who happily put up with all of Bill’ shenanigans. Some of Bea’ hobbies included sewing, quilting, embroidery, gardening, canning, and traveling with Bill. Though Bea never hunted, she traveled with Bill on hunting trips to Wyoming for many years. While there, she would help in any way she could be it cooking, canning, or babysitting for the ranchers. She belonged to both the White Shrine and Eastern Star in Houghton Lake.

In an old notebook she wrote: Not to worry; Look for good in everyone – no gossip; Talk less; Use no slang. These are good words to live by.

Funeral services were conducted at the Alma Masonic Pathways.

Burial was in Roscommon Township Cemetery in Houghton Lake.

Donations may be made to the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Alma.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.christler-holdship.com.

Christler Funeral Home- Houghton Lake Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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