Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 West Hammond Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
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Life Story / Obituary
Emma E. Ockert, 90, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at her home. Emma was born on July 19, 1927 in Flint, MI to the late Owen and Cecilia (Richards) Swainston.
She married Claude Charles Ockert, on January 14, 1946.
She worked at the State Hospital and at Sara Lee, as well as, with her husband in their Carpenter Shop, stripping and refurnishing antique furniture for the Grand Traverse community.
Emma loved to play euchre, knit beautiful baby blankets for her grandchildren, and cook dishes for Immaculate Conception funerals. Her most favorite thing to do was visit with family, friends and neighbors. She always said, “I’m so blessed to have people that love me and care about me”.
Emma is survived by her Son, Claude (Rosalinda) Ockert, of Traverse City; her grandchildren, Claude (Kimberly) Ockert, of Kingsley, John (Melissa) Ockert, and Kenneth (Kristen) Ockert of Traverse City; and eight great-grandchildren, Claude N., Clay, Olivia, Dillon, Carter, Logan, Peyton and Emma Elizabeth. Emma is also survived by her sister, Darlena (Ben) Walters, of Kewadin, a brother-in-law, Alan Cleland, and three sisters-in-law Vivian Ockert, Rita Sedlacek and Teresa VanPelt, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude C. Ockert, her parents, Owen and Cecilia Swainston, and sisters, Gladys Ockert, Juanita Grubaugh and Ruth Swainston.
A visitation will be held 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Life Story Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held 11am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The family will greet friends starting at 10am. Burial will be in the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family.