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Barbara Holke

Died: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Age: 74
Barbara Holke, 74, of Clinton Township, recently of Berlin Township, passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at her son’s home.

Barbara Marion Robertson was born on May 15, 1935 in Detroit. She was the daughter of John and Irene Robertson. She grew up in Detroit. Barbara was a high school graduate of Southeastern High School class of 1953.

She married Arthur Byron Holke on June 24, 1955 at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Detroit. Barbara and Arthur lived in Clinton Twp. for 34 years.

Barbara earned an associates degree in nursing in 1972 from Macomb Community College. She worked as a head nurse Ob-gyn at Mt. Clemens General for 27 years. She retired in 2002 from Dr. Maize’s private practice.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imlay City.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Tom Holke of Columbus Twp. and Paul (Donna) Holke of Columbus Twp.; daughters, Linda (Don) Looper of Berlin Twp. and Donna (Alan) May of Columbus Twp.; grandchildren, Nolan Holke, Alexandra Holke, David May and Johnathon May; brother, John “Jack’’ (Ellen) Robertson of Clinton Twp.; and sister, Susan “Sue’’ (Peter) Jeskie of Alaska. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Holke; her parents, John and Irene; and an aunt Marion Robertson.

Funeral services took place Saturday, September 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Pastor Alan Casillas, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiated.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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