Myrtle Ann Halpin

Whittemore, Michigan
October 17, 1949 - May 8, 2021


Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, MI 48739

Service Location

Committal Service is open to all at Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, MI at 1:00 pm (Saturday, May 15, 2021)


Private Funeral Service

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Obituary Notice

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Myrtle Ann Halpin, loving and devoted wife and mother and friend to all whose lives she touched on Saturday, May 8, 2021 after a brave battle with cancer. She left us peacefully at home in Whittemore, Michigan surrounded by her family.
She was the loving wife of Dale Halpin for 53 years and devoted mother to Tammie Halpin and Teresa Vulcano (Tony Vulcano). Ann was the cherished grandmother to Blaine Gaunt, Christian Newman-Faulkner, Gabrielle Hammonds, Kaleb Hammonds, Dominic Vulcano, Faith Vulcano, and adored by her great-granddaughter, Kara Gaunt. Lighting up her life were her “adopted” children, Karen and Evan Orban and Jodi Jordan.  She will be missed by her mother, Lois Lunsford and reunited in heaven with her father, Howard Lunsford.  
Ann was a dedicated wife whose deep love for her husband began in 1968 and continued until her last breath. She treasured her daughters and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She was our prayer warrior in times of strife, our counselor for heartache or decision making, our inspiration to always be kind and loving, and instilled in each of us a belief in God that cannot be broken. Her love for God was shared with all who had the privilege of meeting her, whether in conversation or by her daily example of a Christian woman. Until her health condition made it impossible, Ann was active in her church, In His Presence Hale Assembly of God, working with many ministries. She was instrumental in creating and singing in the Praise Team and coordinated women’s ministry meetings. 
Ann was a Proverbs 31 woman: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the day to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 
Due to Covid restrictions, a private, invitation only, service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am, with an open graveside service at 1:00 pm at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Esmond Road, Hale, MI 48375. A celebration of life luncheon will be held immediately following at 3688 Hottis Road, Whittemore, MI 48770. 
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, MI 48739. You may offer condolences at Please copy and paste this link for live streaming of the funeral:


Esmond-Everygreen Cemetery - Hale, Michigan


I am so sorry sending prayers for the family I will miss Ann very much I know she is In heaven she was a great lady
— Rick Caudill
Lois, Dale, and family,
My heart breaks for the loss that you must feel. You have the promise that you will see her again. She is rejoicing and singing in that heavenly choir. Til we meet in Heaven. You are in my prayers for strength and comfort in the coming days.
— Thelma Harvey Williams
Rest in peace Annie. You was a good boss to me and a very good friend. I"ll see you again.
— Sandy Wilson
So very sorry for the loss of this brave soul. So happy I had a chance to get to know her, be fed by her and feel her warmth and hospitality. Prayers for all the family for that Peace that Passes Understanding that only Christ can give. What a loving obituary. She will certainly be missed.
— Jan Dollar Hutchison
To you all we send our heart felt condolences We were privileges to meet and know Ann through our nephew who is married to Teresa. She was truly a great wife and mother as is evidenced through her legacy to her daughters. God’s strength and love flow over you all.
— Rick and Ruth Learst
I'm so sorry for your loss, having just buried my dad Monday I know how you feel, your in my prayers
— Anne Lunsford
I simply loved her.
— Dianna Brokaw
Beautiful lady inside and out. Anne's laughter lit up the room. God's been gathering the best here lately. First dad on May 5th then his precious niece days later. What a reunion in Heaven's gates last week.
— Debbie Barton

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