Arenac County Independent

Bessie E. Houghteling

Died July 31, 2022

Bessie Etta Houghteling, age 99, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

She was born on July 9, 1923, to the late Ned and Iva (Graves) Frances in Bentley, Michigan.

Bessie married Irwin Houghteling August 23, 1941. Irwin passed away on January 1, 2003. Following retirement from farming, Bessie enjoyed golfing, softball, and just being with her family.

Bessie is survived by four children, Carol Noffsinger, Timothy (Joan) Houghteling, Thomas (Ann) Houghteling, and Dot (Ron) Shorkey. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Kevin (Kathy) Noffsinger, Kisha (Allen) Schmidt, Danielle (Andrew) Wentz, Jessica Hall, Timothy Houghteling, Tommy (Denise) Houghteling, Tonia Houghteling, Ramsay Spinazzola, AJ Spinazzola, Erica Spinazzola, and Sheli (Todd) Peplinski; 16 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Irwin; one son-in-law, Jan Noffsinger; two grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-Standish Chapel, Standish, Michigan. Yvette Chisholm will officiate. The family will greet family and friends from 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022, until time of service at 11:00 a.m.