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Mary Katherine Hirvela

November 7, 1933 September 1, 2019
Mary Katherine Hirvela
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Obituary for Mary Katherine Hirvela

Mary Katherine Hirvela of Royal Oak died September 1, 2019. She was 85 years old. Mary Katherine was born November 7, 1933 in Detroit to Catherine (nee Mullenbach) and Frank Reichle.

Mary Katherine is survived by her son, John Wayne “Duke” Hirvela and daughter-in-law, Ellen, grandchildren, Derek John and Shannon Marie Hirvela, and great-granddaughter, Hailey Marie Jasper. She is also survived by her nieces, Mary Susan (Michael) Baldwin and Dorothy Ann (Tad Dunne) Seebaldt, nephew Raymond (Joyce) Gretzler, 4 grandnephews, 1 grandniece and a loving extended family. Mary Katherine is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Edward “Jack” Hirvela and siblings, Donna Marie Reichle, Dorothy Catherine Seebaldt and Raymond “Bud” Gretzler.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Mother of Perpetual Help, 13500 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI, Friday September 6th at 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Burial will follow in Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.


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