Died: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Ellen Jurn, 76, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2009 at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
Ellen Louise Rathka was born on January 29, 1933 in Imlay City. She was the daughter of Roy and Amy Rathka.
Ellen was a lifelong resident of Imlay City. She was a Valedictorian at Imlay City High School class of 1951. She attended Baker College in Flint for 2 years.
She married her beloved husband of 55 years Richard A. Jurn on October 24, 1953 at West Goodland United Methodist Church.
Ellen and Richard have been members of the First Baptist Church in Imlay City for over 44 years. She was a pianist at church for over 33 years.
She was a bank teller at Imlay City State Bank for several years.
Ellen is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Jurn of Imlay City; loving mother of Sue Anne (Warren) Lake of Davisburg and Norma Lee (Ron) Spryszak of Troy; and cherished grandmother of Zachary and Joshua. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Amy Jurn and sister, Eileen Christensen.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today (Wed., Sept. 30) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Pastor Pam Barnett, pastor of West Goodland United Methodist Church and Pastor Don Keller, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate with burial at Imlay Township Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may consider Beaumont Foundation, 2-North Oncology, Troy, MI 48084.