Cummings, Beatrice M., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at St. Mary’s of Michigan Hospital. Age 86 years. Daughter of the late George and Catherine (Vesterfelt) Dierich, Beatrice was born January 1, 1926 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Edwin H. Cummings, her loving husband of 60 years, on May 19, 1951. He survives her. Beatrice was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. Surviving besides her husband Edwin are one son and one daughter, Jack ( Lorraine Brown) Cummings, Diane (Joe) Brandel; three grandchildren, Bart (Andrea) Brandel, Nicole Brandel and her fiancée Jeff, Carrie(Norm) Davis; one step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Brown; two brothers, James Dierich and Harold (Barbara) Dierich; several nieces and nephews. Beatrice was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Jerry Dierich. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Helen Catholic Church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Cancer Center or family wishes.