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Dennis Charles Bamberg, 82

  Dennis Charles Bamberg went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 7, 2022, at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dennis was born August 13, 1939, to the late Charles and Molly (Klemm) Bamberg in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Mary Ann Laux on November 23, 1963, at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth. Mary Ann and their unborn child predeceased him on December 18, 1969. Dennis then married Vera (Zehnder) on June 26, 1971, at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

  Dennis was very active his whole life, still working up until Christmas when he took some time to be with family. He unexpectedly fell ill and was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Within a week’s time, with his wife by his side, he went to heaven.  

  Dennis had a remarkable work ethic and provided generously for his family.  He graduated from Arthur Hill Tech School and took on several mechanical jobs before completing an apprenticeship through General Motors. He worked as a tinsmith for 42 years.  After his retirement from General Motors, Dennis signed on to work again as jack-of-all-trades, most recently with Team Wieland Truck and Trailer where he had remained for the past 16 years. 

  Dennis was extremely active with his family and within the community. He creatively engineered and meticulously completed innumerable projects.  He was always willing to lend a hand.  Dennis loved spending time at the cottage, taking trips to visit family, snowmobiling up north, and going on mission trips to Nicaragua. His Christian faith was displayed through service.  He had been an Elder, Service Coordinator, Usher, Trustee and Church Beautification Committee member at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. He also assumed several roles within the Frankenmuth Snowmobile Club and served on the Board of Directors for Frankenmuth Conservation Club and B.A.S.I.C. Nicaragua. 

  Dennis is survived by his wife, Vera, daughter Carmen (Lee) George, son Matthew (Damaris), daughter Suzy (Bart) Eberle, grandchildren Adam and Eric George, Noah and Abby Bamberg, Charlie and Addison Eberle, Lily and Emily Camp, brother Barry and sisters Kay Duve and Darlene (Tim) Booth, brothers-in-law Harvey (Jane) Zehnder and Jon (Cheryl) Scharrer along with many more family and friends.

  Funeral services took place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to B.A.S.I.C. Nicaragua or the St. Lorenz Beautification Committee.

Alice M. Vasicek, 68

  Alice M. Vasicek peacefully passed away, January 16, 2022, at her home; age 68 years. Alice Cienki was born on April 15, 1953, in Flint, MI to the late Michael and Esther Cienki.

  She was a Swartz Creek High School graduate and later attended Mott College. On November 24, 1973, she was married to David Vasicek, he predeceased her on September 25, 2010.

  She worked at Frankenmuth Fundraising for many years. Alice was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed their Bible study class. She was an avid sewer, liked riding her bike around town, and loved her morning coffee with the crew at Tim Hortons. Alice enjoyed her monthly dinners with her high school friends (The Dragon Ladies). She also enjoyed spending time with her grandson and granddogs. Alice always enjoyed her family trip to Boyne City and staying in touch with her family and friends.

  Surviving are two sons, Matthew (Trisha) Vasicek, Vassar, MI and Adam Vasicek, Burton, MI; grandson, Colton Vasicek; one brother, Michael (Loretta) Cienki, Swartz Creek, MI; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred (Shirley) Vasicek, Marian Vasicek, Donald Vasicek, Robert Vasicek and many nieces and nephews.

  Alice was preceded in death by one sister, Marie (Thomas) Shelby Sr.; one daughter-in-law, Shannon Vasicek; and brother-in-law, Jack Vasicek.

  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 958 E. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Blessed Trinity Cemetery.

  Alice’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Thursday from 2-8pm and at church on Friday from 10am until the time of mass. There will be a Vigil Service on Thursday at 7:30pm at the funeral home.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Frankenmuth Fire Department or Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.


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