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Mary Rickli

September 30, 1928 - March 24, 2020
Kalamazoo, MI



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Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
200 Turwill Ln Suite 6
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 342-1482
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 91, died on March 24, 2020. Mary was born September 30, 1928 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Roy and Alice (Schiltz) Vescelius. Mary was an avid member of St. Augustine’s Parish. When she wasn’t reading romance novels or watching Hallmark movies, Mary loved family gatherings especially a big family breakfast once a month. Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Rolenec. Surviving are her husband of 63 wonderful years, Jacob; 4 children: Donna Rickli, Ronald (Pamela) Rickli, Carol (John) Anderson, and John (Julie) Rickli; 7 grandchildren: Rebecca Osborn, Daniel Rickli, Zachary Rickli, Melissa Anderson, Nicole Anderson, Eric Anderson, and Joshua Anderson; 3 great-grandchildren: Elliana, Camden, and Zaida; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. Visit Mary’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.