Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Alma Rau

   Alma M. Rau, age 96, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Edna Mae’s Leisurely Living.

   She was born on July 8, 1911 in Grout Township to the late Melancthon and Martha (Mattis) Reinhardt.

   She loved quilting, crocheting and sewing clothes. She also loved her garden and playing games with her family.

   Alma is survived by her five sons, James A. (Dorothy) Buzzell of Gladwin, Fred (Pat) Buzzell of Gladwin, Francis (Dorothy) Buzzell of Beaverton, Robert (Claudia) Councell of Grand Rapids, and William (Sandra) Councell of Traverse City; four daughters, Nora Heath of Mount Rose, Susie (Fred) Bilow of Standish, Florence (Alfred) Burgess of Midland, and Alice (Ron) Taylor of Rockford; stepchildren, Allen (Joann) Rau, Lynn (Linda) Rau, Ruth (Bud) Campbell, Vera Parker, and Frank (Phyllis) Councell; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by three husbands, Hugh Buzzell, George Councell and George Rau; a daughter, Ruby; twin girls and a son; six sisters; four brothers; six Councell step-children; one Rau step-daughter; two grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter.

   Funeral services were held March 11, 2008 at the Sisson Funeral Home with Rev. Don Roberts presiding. She was laid to rest in Highland Cemetery.

   Donations may be made to Edna Mae’s Leisurely Living. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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