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Lydia Liedel

April 29, 1962 - July 23, 2018
Traverse City, MI


Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Elks Lodge
625 Bay Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-6171


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.

Cowell Family Cancer Center
217 S. Madison St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 392-8400

Traverse City Community Meals Program
P.O. Box 102
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 360-7608
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Life Story / Obituary


Lydia Ann Liedel, 56 of Traverse City, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and dogs on Monday, July 23, 2018.

She was born to Judge Richard and Elaine (Macunovich) Liedel on April 29, 1962 in Detroit, MI.

She met the love of her of life, Bruce McLachlan, at Lake Superior University. During Lydia’s 25-year career in pharmaceutical sales, she earned many awards and developed many meaningful friendships. She devoted every holiday to Traverse City’s Community Meals volunteer program. Lydia passionately supported local women’s health initiatives, volunteered with local charities, and was a valued speaker at charitable events.

Lydia is survived by her husband of 35 years; Bruce McLachlan; children, Kyle and Madison McLachlan; parents, Judge Richard and Elaine Liedel; sisters, Gloria (Tim) Willman of Colorado, Cynthia (Roger) Laitinen of Marquette and Virginia (Brady) Liedel Sturm of Wisconsin.

A celebration of life will be held from 11am to 3pm, Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Traverse City Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cowell Family Cancer Center or the Traverse City Community Meals program, P.O. Box 102, Traverse City, Michigan 49685. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.