Riffelmacher, Evelyn M., Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother peacefully passed away on September 22, 2014 at the age of 97. She was born in Blackmar, Michigan in Taymouth Township and lived in Saginaw most of her life. Evelyn was the daughter of Royal and Marie (Montague) Bloomer. She married Matthew Riffelmacher on February 5, 1937. He predeceased her on January 3, 1985. They owned and operated the North Side Bar for many years. Evelyn was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she participated in Daughters of Grace, Sewing Circle, and Altar Guild. Evelyn leaves four children: Carol (Jerry) Andrews of Houghton Lake, MI, Joan (Robert) Rizer of Saginaw, MI, Roger (Joyce) Riffelmacher of Ft. Myers, FL, and Gary (Judy) Riffelmacher of Saginaw, MI. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters: Cordell Bloomer, Leland Bloomer, Kenneth Bloomer, Eva Green, Cora Shelton, and Gladys Roller, and one step-sister, Hazel Wizner. Rev. Timothy Bender and Pastoral Associate Josh Scott will officiate the funeral service on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4690 Tittabawassee Road. Entombment will take place at Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to gather with the family at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47), on Thursday, September 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and at the church on Friday one hour before the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Rescue Mission of Saginaw, Cartwright Center for Patient Care, or the charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com.