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Barbara 'Boots' Bacholzky

Barbara 'Boots' Bacholzky

Died: Monday, October 06, 2008
Age: 79
Barbara “Boots’’ Bacholzky, 79, a lifelong Almont area resident, passed away at her home on Monday, October 6, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Boots was born in Almont on January 5, 1929, the daughter of Harry and Belle Bowman. She married Frank John Bacholzky on March 12, 1948.

She was in the Charter Class at Oakland University with her bachelor’s degree in education and then received her master’s degree from Michigan State. Boots was a well respected educator with the Almont Community Schools for 28 years before retiring in 1990. Her love of teaching reading to first graders was an inspiration to her students and fellow educators. She was a member of the Teacher’s Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority of Lapeer County Elementary Teachers. Barbara was also a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Almont where she served many years as a Deaconess.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, John (Marcia Halsey) and Frank (Tracy Bechtel) both of Almont; and her son-in-law, Craig Georgeff of Frankenmuth. Grandchildren include, Jim (Courtney) Georgeff, John, Nicholas, Jeffrey (Heid), Ryan and Daniel, along with one great-grandson, Matthew. Also survived by her sister, Joan (Robert) Wendt of Alma. She was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Carol Georgeff along with her two brothers, Robert and Donald Bowman.

Funeral service times are pending with the service taking place on Friday at the First Congregational Church of Almont. Visitat-ion will take place today (Wed., Oct. 8) from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-9 p.m. at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home (11280 32 Mile Road, Romeo, 1/2 west of downtown Romeo on 32 Mile Road). Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider making donations to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Society or to the First Congregational Church of Almont.
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