Poitras, Ellen M., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away at home Sunday, February 16, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Age 85 years. Ellen was born October 23, 1928 in Saginaw. She is survived by her son Richard (Deanne) Poitras, her son-in-law Thomas (Ann) Leidlein, four grandchildren; Thomas Leidlein, Anne (Thomas) Kowalski, Samantha Poitras, and Brooke Poitras, six great grandchildren, and four siblings; Irene Lange, Richard (Claudia) Weiss, Robert (Vivian) Weiss, and Walter (Julie) Weiss. Ellen was predeceased by her daughter Sue Leidlein and her son Brad Poitras. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss St. Rev. Michael Korte will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. According to Ellen's wishes, her body was donated to the University of Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society, VNA Hospice, or the charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home. www.reitzherzberg.com