Ethel Margaret Wriker
July 13, 1935 - June 25, 2017
Ethel Margaret Wriker, 81, of Hillsdale, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in the MacRitchie North Skilled Nursing Facility, Hillsdale Hospital. She was born July 13, 1935 in Detroit to Samuel J. Young and Alice Jane (Carroll) Young. Ethel married Wendell Wayne Wriker on September 18, 1953 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2006.
Ethel graduated from Jackson Business University and Hillsdale High School. She was employed at the Blossom Shop and Montgomery Wards in Hillsdale. Ethel and Wendell were co-owners of E & W Engineering & Design from 1975 until his passing in 2006. She attended College Baptist Church, enjoyed reading, flower gardening (her favorite flower was red roses), and she collected clocks and angels. Ethel also loved music and she especially enjoyed the open air Tuesday Concerts in Mrs. Stock's Park. Her greatest love was her family, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She leaves a son, Jeffrey Alan Wriker and fiancé' Alessandra Palank of Edmond, OK; including daughters Alesia Eve Aumock and husband Rick; Kathryn Yvonne Stump and husband Scott both of Hillsdale. Grandchildren include Matthew and Samantha Wriker of Frisco, TX; Elizabeth and Ryan Noble of Edmond, OK; Phillip Wriker of Enid, OK; Kyle and Shoshannah Aumock of Steger, IL; Sarah Jane Stump and husband LeDon of Jackson, MI. Great-grandchildren include Lily and Henry Wriker of Enid, OK; Tevin and Tyrese Steed of Jackson, MI. Brothers include Arthur Young of Arizona, Dr. William (Natalie) Young of Interlochen, MI; and Thomas (Karen) Young of Hillsdale. Sisters include Mary (Roger) Hannibal Howell, MI; Nancy (Alvin) Bringman of Florida; and Laura Young of Montgomery, MI.
In addition to her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by her brother David C. Young, daughter-in-law Becky Wriker, and a great-granddaughter Rebecca.
Funeral services for Ethel Wriker will be on Wednesday, July 5, 2107 at 3:00 p.m. EST Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, MI with Pastor Ben Cuthbert officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, July 5 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Memorials are suggested to Tuesday Concerts in Mrs. Stock's Park.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in HillsdaleGet Directions
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:00 PM VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in HillsdaleGet Directions