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Ann Mary Schlosser


Ann Mary Schlosser, age 98, of Ada, passed away peacefully January 5, 2020, under the care of the compassionate staff at Clark on Keller Lake and Emmanuel Hospice. Born August 14th, 1921 in Swedesboro, New Jersey, Ann graduated from Swedesboro High School at the age of 17, attended Glassboro State College and graduated from the School of Nursing, Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1943. In 1945 she enlisted in the US Navy, rank of Lieutenant JG until her honorable discharge in 1954. Ann was proud of her military service, especially her nursing care to the returning veterans at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and subsequently the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA. In 1948, Ann married Dr. Ralph J. Schlosser in her hometown of Swedesboro, NJ. The couple initially moved back to Ralph’s hometown of Seattle, WA, then to Detroit in 1955, and eventually settled in Grand Rapids in 1957. Ann is predeceased by her husband Ralph, to whom she was married for 68 years, her son, J. Kevin Schlosser, son-in-law Joseph Burdzy, brothers Rev. James Duffy, Joseph Duffy, Francis Duffy, Thomas Duffy and Louis Duffy, and her sister, Sister Mary Ignatius Duffy. She is survived by her daughter, Molly Schlosser, and grandchildren Kathryn Burdzy, Stephanie Burdzy, Molly Burdzy and Marguerite Schlosser. The family is most grateful to the staff of the Clark and Emmanuel Hospice for making the last days of her life peaceful, meaningful and comforting to her and her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Drive, Ada, Wednesday January 8, at 11:00 am, Rev. Leonard Sudlik and Rev. Rock Badgerow presiding. The family will meet with friends and relatives one hour prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Robert of Newminster Parish.

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