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Estella Struble

October 22, 1927 - March 20, 2019
Traverse City, MI


Informal Celebration of Life

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034

Brief prayers at 2pm.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Michigan Chapter
2944 Fuller Ave, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 459-4558
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Grand Traverse Pavilions, Elm Unit
1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI 49684


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium
800 Cottageview Dr., Ste 55
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1167
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Life Story / Obituary


Estella E. Struble, 91 of Traverse City, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born October 22, 1927 the daughter of Napoleon and Mamie (DeFrance) Brow in Grand Traverse County. She was raised on a farm in Kingsley with her brothers, Paul and Albert.

She met her future husband, Charles Struble Sr. on a blind date. They were married in 1946 on Charles birthday. Together they raised five children. The loved to dance, travel and camping. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Donald Struble Sr. in 2015 and daughter, Karen Horner in 2016. Estella is survived by her children, Linda (Greg) Smith of Interlochen, Brenda (William) Fagerman of Cadillac, Charles Jr. (Tanya) Struble of Interlochen and Terry Struble of Indialantic, Florida; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and son-in-law, John Horner of Appleton City, Missouri. The family is grateful for the wonderful care given to Estella the last 4 ½ years in the Elm Unit at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Grand Traverse Pavilions, designate Elm Unit. An informal Celebration of Life will be held from, 12 noon to 2pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 with brief prayers at 2pm at Life Story Funeral Home. A private burial will be held in the future at Evergreen Cemetery, Kingsley. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.