Mabel Louise Stremich
Date of Death - May 25, 2005
During her life, Mabel Louise Stremich loved to travel…St. John, St. Thomas, Mexico, Hilton Head, Florida and many other spectacular warm places. She truly loved her time spent UP North at Elk Lake. She and Harry Ackley (companion for 19+ years) traveled as often as they could and enjoyed each other and all the people they met along the way. To our great sadness, on May 25th our lives were halted when Mabel passed away.She was a loving companion to Harry; a devoted mother to Trisha (Bradley); and Mark (JoAnne); an adoring Grandmother to Carley, Sidney, Jessica, Samantha, Stephanie and C.J. - a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to so many.Mabel was a Plymouth resident and has worked in the masonry business for 25+ years, most of which were spent at West Friendship Materials. She was without question the most loyal hardworking employee. She had a steadfast determination and spread goodwill to all she met. Nobody was ever a stranger - they were thought of as a new acquaintance and friend in her life.She worked throughout her entire illness and never wanted to let anyone down. She had a job that she loved for so many years and wanted to keep her spirits up by keeping her chin held high. Her concern was always for others and was worried how her death and absence from our lives would affect those she was leaving behind. Mabel was a fascinating person to everyone who came into contact with her. It didn't matter what time of day or night her phone rang…she was always there to answer. When something good happened, she was there to celebrate, and if something sad happened, she was there to provide support. She was at peace with her life and did things that most people only dream about. She always said that nobody lives forever and she was right. She will be in our hearts forever and never forgotten by anyone. She was truly the most remarkable woman and there will be a tremendous void in our lives. Donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 975 West Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth MI 48170. To leave a message for the family, click on the Online Condolences link on this page.

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Leis (Dauzet) Miller

Hi Trisha and Mark, I realize we have not seen or talked with one another in years, but I was reading the paper and spotted a familiar name. I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My sister, Jodi and I have many good memories of growing up on Homestead and playing with the Stremich kids is one of them. I remember your mom clearly and just like the notice said she was a very gracious and nice woman. We lost our mom in 1990 to cancer and we miss her terribly too. Please know that you will be in our thoughts. Regards, Leis and Jodi Dauzet

Ellen (Curtis) Dorman

Hi Trisha, I don't know if you remember me, your "old" cheerleading coach. Sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her well, as we talked many times during your time with me. She was a neat person and very thoughtful. I guess it says I am getting old when I start reading the obituaries. The sad part, is I do find friends that I knew. My heart goes out to you, I know what your feeling are, I lost my mom in 1992. I still miss her today, wishing I could share with her the things happening in my life. But I am sure she is watching over me and really sharing, just in a different way. I know she would love to see and play with her grand children. I profit every day from her love, wisdom and the many things she taught me. I am sure the same will be for you. I am living in Livonia now, the same home my parents built and I grew up in. I remarried in 1990 to a wonderful guy. Lisa, my daughter, (not sure if you will remember her, lives just a couple of miles from me and has a daughter 2 1/2. I remember a cologne that your mom gave me one Christmas. It was very nice. At the moment I don't remember the name. I guess I can plead "senior moment" as I am now 65. I know you say, Wow, that old. Well, I say the same. May you remember all the times and celebrate your Mom's life. She was very special. Your Salem Cheerleading Coach Ellen P.S. You called me Mrs. Curtis, back then.

Jerry & Helen Buda

Dear Trisha & Mark: We offer our sincerest condolenses to you and your children. Being next door neighbors with your mom, and you two growing up with my children we were shocked to hear about her. She was a very private person but always had the time to say HI! There were numerous good times had by both families. Helen and I will truly miss her. God bless her and both of your families. Your neighbors Jerry and Helen

Scott and Lynn (Buda) Hughesdon

Dear Harry, Mark, Trisha and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Love, Lynn and Scott

Mark & Josie Burke-Boyanowski

What a wonderful tribute to Mabel. She would have been pleased with all that you have done. Thank you Trisha and Harry for sharing that with Mark and myself. I will miss Mabel too, but her laughter and sence of humor will always be in my mind. Josie

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