Frieda L. Motcheck

Frieda L. Motcheck, age 95, of Lansing, MI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Delta Retirement Center on December 5, 2018. She was born on November 26, 1923, in Lansing, to the late Berthold and Alwine (Gietzel) Gillert.

Frieda worked as a secretary at Oldsmobile and in the registration office at Lansing Community College. After retiring in 1980, her desire to be a nurse and care for others led her to volunteer in the Sparrow Pre-Surgical Lounge, as well as the Outpatient Surgical Lounge on the St. Lawrence campus. She volunteered for 38 years stopping only in October when her health wouldn’t allow her to continue and was honored in June 2018 by Sparrow Volunteer Services as Volunteer of the Month. She loved her family, her home, her community and was strong and secure in her faith. Her hobbies included gardening, needle crafts, jigsaw puzzles, coloring, playing games, baking Christmas cookies and being with people. She will be deeply missed.

Frieda is survived by her children, daughter, Karen (Harry MacLean) Schuessler of London, Ontario, Canada, David (Mary Alice) Motcheck of Queen Creek, Arizona; four grandchildren, Katie (Sash Cherian) Schuessler and Andrew Schuessler, Alyson Motcheck and Zachary (Ciara) Motcheck; two great-granddaughters; nieces, nephews, and other extended family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 2014, and her brother, Arnold Gillert, in 2007.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., with The Rev. Paul J. Lindloff officiating. Internment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Her family will receive friends and relatives at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10. Frieda’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Michigan Premier Hospice for their warm attentiveness and loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church Mortgage Fund.

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Dan & Jackie Hansen
December 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Our sincere prayers are with you

Karen Kuenzel
December 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Dear Karen and David and family, our hearts go out to you. May the Lord strengthen and encourage you, helping you through these difficult times. Mary (Black) Junttonen told me that your mother had been sick for a while and we rejoice that the Lord has called her home to Him. Praying for you from our home in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Sharon Foust
December 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

Dear Karen and David, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Frieda was such a joy to be with and so caring and loving to all, especially the families she helped during difficult times as a volunteer in the Pre-Op at Sparrow Hospital. Gods Blessings to you All.
Pre-Op Volunteers and Staff at Sparrow Hospital

Cheryl meyers
December 8, 2018 at 10:07 am

I loved Frieda and will miss her

Ken and Kris Smith
December 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Dear Motcheck Family: We were saddened to learn the passing of Aunt Frieda. She will be missed. Caring about your sorrow and remembering you in prayer. May you find comfort in cherished memories and the eternal promise…that she has stepped onto the shore of heaven, greeted by Uncle George, and has been welcomed by the loving hand of God.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. And the God of
all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have
suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm
and steadfast. Amen.”
1 Peter 5:7,10

Ken and Kris Smith


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