Louise F. Gingerich

Tawas City, Michigan
February 10, 1932 - September 18, 2020


Monday, September 21, 2020
Emanuel Lutheran Church
11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM

Service Location

Emanuel Lutheran Church ~ Tawas City, Michigan


Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Louise Faith Gingerich, a lifelong resident of Tawas City, passed very peacefully at her home with loving family by her side on Friday, September 18, 2020, age 88 years. Louise was born on February 10, 1932 to Frederick and Louise (Schanbeck) Luedtke in Tawas City. She graduated with the class of 1949 from Tawas City High School. Louise married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Donald Gingerich, at Emanuel Lutheran Church on February 17, 1950. Together they celebrated 62 beautiful years of marriage until Don’s passing in 2012. Louise worked with Don at the family business, Gingerich Feed, for 25 years. Aside from working many hours at the business, Louise absolutely adored and cherished her children and always provided for them in so many countless ways. Her heart was full of love and devotion and it showed in every way. Louise truly enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and spending time in her garden, watching and feeding her birds, fishing, and hunting. Her coordination and timing was so impeccable that she had an amazing skill for being known as a “great shooter!” Louise also enjoyed sewing and making precious handmade gifts for her family, and she always looked forward to her weekly visits with her friends at different coffee shops. She was a devout Christian woman who faithfully attended Emanuel Lutheran Church her whole life; celebrating her Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage at the church! Louise was also a past member of Quota Club of Tawas. Above all, Louise so dearly loved all of her grandchildren and spending time with each of them was such a blessing to her! Louise will be forever loved and missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her 3 sons and 1 daughter, Michael Gingerich, Mark (Carol) Gingerich, Dianne Gingerich and Scott (Rhonda) Gingerich; 11 grandchildren, Craig (Cheri) Stein, Trevor (Rebecca) Gingerich, Noel Gingerich, Rachel Gingerich, Kaitlin Tarter, Donald (Michelle) Gingerich, Daniel (Sarah) Gingerich, Leah Gingerich, Erin (Mark) Nunn, Cassandra (Taylor) Knapp, Shannon Gingerich; great grandchildren, William and Tyler Stein, Ruth, Sam, and Audrey Gingerich, Peyton Gingerich; and McKenzie and Mason Nunn;1 sister, Ruth Wright; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Louise is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald L. Gingerich; 2 brothers, Neil and Fred Luedtke. Her family will welcome friends for visitation on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at church with interment to follow at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Tawas City. Reverend Mark Lindloff will officiate Louise’s funeral service. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the Emanuel Lutheran Church at 300 North Street, Tawas City, Michigan 48763 in her honor. An on line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Emanuel Lutheran Church


Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery


My heart goes out to the whole family. Accept our deepest sympathy-prayers to all. Daniel and Tracey Echler
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Louise. We knew her for many years and loved to hear the stories of her fun times when she was a young lady and winning the heart of her one love Don. She will be greatly missed.
— Linda Hayes
Prayers for the Gingerich family during this difficult time. Louise was a beautiful woman inside and out. I was very blessed to have known her and she could always make me laugh.
— Naomi Crossnoe
Prayers for Gods peace, love and grace to all the family in abundance .
— Brian and Laura Loeffler
The Gingrich family is in our thoughts and prayers with the loss of their matriarch.
— Tim and Dawn Knapp
So sorry for the loss of your mother. May the of the Lord surround you and help you through these days of sorrow.
Love and prayers,
— Sandy Wilson
The Gingerich Family: I was so sorry to hear about My Good Friend Louise passing away. I have missed our coffee breaks together but most of all I will miss her dearly. I could never find a better neighbor then she was to me. Love and Hugs to all of you. Gloria Crocker
— Gloria Crocker De Tour Village Mi
So Sorry for your loss! Sending Prayers for Family and Friends!🙏🙏 Louise will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was a spunky lady! Hugs
— Darwin, Ruth Groff and family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gingerich family.
— Kim and Mark Ewing
To the Gingerich Family: So sorry for your loss, your Mother was a truly gracious lady who will be so missed by many. Always had a smile and a big Hello for everyone. God Bless you all!!
— Jack and Pat Farner Whitehouse
Louise and Don started a hardworking, honorable family. You are blessed to have had her so long, and you have my sympathy in your loss.
— Rae McCready
I am very fortunate to have known the Gingerich's - Mr. and Mrs. Gingerich always welcomed me to their home. I'm sorry for your loss, Louise was kind and giving - Thoughts, prayer, and love.
— Shellee and Kurt Seifert
I haven't seen Louise in years - since I haven't lived in Michigan since the 50's -but she and her sister, Ruth, were my childhood friends and schoolmates. I also watched the Don and Louise love story enfold during our high school years as he played basketball and she was a cheer leader! May your family be comforted in the knowledge that she is now rejoicing with her Savior in heaven.
— Alberta Buch Woessner
May Mrs. Gingrich rest-in-peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior.
— Dennis & Cheryl Frank
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.
— Sally Garrett
When Gary and I moved back to The family home in Tawas I got reacquainted with Louise. We were neighbors when I was a child. I always told her she babysitted me, but she said it was Ruth. Always had fun and good laughs with her and Freda Bursch when we went to bible class and out to lunch. I miss her, but have beautiful memories of this fine Christian lady.
— Donna Bessey
Our very deepest sympathy to the Gingerich family for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Louise will always live in your heart - her spirit lives on. Louise and Don are now together in Heaven taking care of God's beautiful fields

Peace and Love from the Cabble Family
— Ronnie Cabble
Dianne and family, Louise was such a joy to know. May she rest in peace as I'm sure she is with her precious Lord. My prayers are with you for strength in this tough time. Love you all.
— Linda Hicks
I have many memories of Louise from my childhood, playing with Scott at the farm, hearing the big bell when Scott had to head back to the house, etc. My deepest sympathies to the family.
— Mark Calabrese

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