Passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Bavarian Comfort Care; age 92 years. Mary Nester was born on May 2, 1924 in Flint, MI. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Macko) Nester. She married Edward Kalat on May 29, 1948, her husband of 54 years. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2002. Mary retired from AC Spark Plug in 1980 from the accounting department after 37 1/2 years of service. Mary belonged to the I.B.G. and the Ten or More clubs. She and her husband had many happy memories. They loved to dance, loved music, had many polka friends, and loved to travel after retirement. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Frankenmuth Michigan.
Surviving are; 2 children, Janice (Peter) Fusi of Frankenmuth, MI, and James Kalat of Williamsburg, MI; grandsons Nicholas Lake and special friend Amanda McCurdy, and Nicholas (Julie) Fusi; great grand daughter Hazel Bea Fusi; brothers, Michael (Barbara) Nester of Swartz Creek, MI, Andrew Nester of Beulah, MI; sister, Anna Fromholz of Williamsburg, MI; many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Besides her husband Edward, Mary was preceded in death by a brother Frank Nester of Phoenix, AZ; sisters-in-law Genevieve Smela, Helen Nester, and Anna Nester; brother-in-law Gerald Fromholz.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 958 E. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth, MI. Fr. Robert Byrne will officiate with burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Flint, MI. Mary’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a Vigil Service on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Church or Charity of Donor’s Choice. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.