Rheta P. Histed 82 of Coleman died at home Friday December 2, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born March 2, 1934 in Merritt Township, Bay County the daughter of the late Sidney & Leda (Hershey) Briggs. Rheta P. Briggs married Franklin T. Histed, Jr. September 24, 1953 in Bay City. She enjoyed baking and had worked in the area as both a baker and nurse.
Survivors include her husband Franklin of Coleman, children: Mark Histed of Iowa, Velda Hopkins of Florida, Renee Sheets of Coleman, Roland & Shari Histed of Freeland, 11grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren 2 great-great-grandchildren and a brother Wesley Briggs of California. She was preceded in death by her son Randy Histed and 2 brothers.
Funeral and committal services will be held 7:00 pm Monday December 5, 2016 at the O’Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc., Coleman. Burial will take place in the Floral Gardens Cemetery, Bay City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 pm until the time of services. Memorials are suggested to Compassus Hospice.
“My heart is with you as you cope with Rheta moving on to her home in glory. Frank and Rheta were a part of our growing up years that left a lasting impression in our lives. My parents so enjoyed their company and companionship. Lue and Norm are greeting her now. Our love and prayers are with you as you adjust and cope with your loss of a special lady in your life. ”
— Kutzke kids
“Time to reflect and celebrate your Mom's life...share memories...remember, laughter helps heal the heart and crying helps cleanse the soul...do both! ”
— Shep & Shelly Shepard