Mary Carolyn (Schachtner) Kirk. who lived in Portage for the past five years, passed away Monday, March 5th, 2018 at the age of 75. She leaves behind family and friends. Born in Standish to Michael J. Schachtner and Margaret M. (Kolevar) Schachtner who predeceased her, Mary moved to Saginaw and attended St. Andrew's Catholic School. She worked for years at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO and retired from Verizon Call Center in Murfreesboro, TN. She moved back up to Michigan to be close to family. Mary was a very giving person and volunteered her time at Borgess Ascension Hospital and St. Monica Parish. She is survived by her brothers John M. Schachtner of Murfreesboro, TN and Michael G. (and the late Suzan) Schachtner of Portage, MI. She was predeceased by her sister Susan F. (and Michael J.) Pohlman the previous September. She is also survived by nephews Michael J. (and Ruth) Pohlman and Jeremy J. (and Chrissie) Pohlman; nieces Kara L. (and Larry) Mannor and Samantha L. (and Kirt) Beasley; also numerous family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Monica Parish, 534 W Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, at 10:00 am. It will be followed by a luncheon in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Borgess Ascension Hospital Foundation in Portage, MI.