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Kathleen Ann Furlong-Petsch

September 15, 1959 December 22, 2012
Kathleen Ann Furlong-Petsch
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Obituary for Kathleen Ann Furlong-Petsch

Kathleen Ann Furlong-Petsch of Commerce Twp. was born on September 15, 1959 in Redford, Michigan to Patrick and Virginia Francis (nee: Kulakowski) Furlong. She died December 22, 2012 at the age of 53.

She is the beloved wife of 28 years to William Petsch. Loving mother of Jaimee (Andrew) Dake, Kevin (Lindsay Walrath) Furlong-Petsch, Jenifer (Brian) Haidera and William Anthony “Tony” (Katie) Petsch. Grandmother of Kylie, Kenley, Logan and Lucy. Sister of John, Michael, Tom, James, Anne and the late Kevin. Also survived by her step mother Betty Furlong and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Kathleen was a 1977 graduate of Walled Lake Central. Upon graduation she furthered her education and became a Medical Assistant. When her children were young, she moved from Waterford to Commerce to be in the Walled Lake Schools and then left her job as a Medical Assistant and became a bus driver for the Walled Lake Schools. It was here that she found her calling as it became her passion and she became a mother figure to many of her students and her children’s friends. She loved spending time in Florida where she would work on her tan, fish and feed the pelicans. She was also a very voracious reader. She and her husband Bill were longtime members of Edgewood Country Club. She was very involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives as they grew up playing sports and other activities.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 10 AM. Friends may visit Thursday 2-9 PM and Friday 9 AM until time of service. Memorials to the family appreciated.

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