Lillian Gahn1926 - 2016
Lillian M. (Tillie) Gahn passed way at home
July 26, 2016 surrounded by her family.
Lillian was born August 15, 1926
to George and Hilda (Olson) Bergstrom.
Lillian grew up in Cheboygan and graduated from Cheboygan High School
in 1944, She attended Cheboygan County Normal receiving her teaching
certificate in 1945 and later receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Central
Michigan University. She was a dedicated Cheboygan area school teacher,
retiring in 1985. Lillian married Arnold J. Gahn at the Evangelical Church
on August 25, 1949.
Lillian was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed canning and crossword
puzzles. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and Little “D”,
Lillian is survived by:
her husband, Arnold and
her children, Roger Gahn of Cheboygan,
Rachelle (William) Birch of Traverse City,
twin daughters Janet Gahn and Judy (Jay) Vallance
both of Cheboygan,
Beth Church of Cheboygan, and
Brent (Mary) Gahn of Traverse City.
She leaves grandchildren Jodie (Jason) Borowicz, Derrick Gahn,
Scott (Emily) Birch, Kara Birch, Kalene (William) Cassise,
Justin (Nicole) Howell, Benjamin Church, Adam Church, Gillian Gahn
and Katie Gahn. Also, great-grandchildren Brooklyn Borowicz,
Daxson Gahn, Ava and Liam Birch, Alexander, Lillian and Brooklyn
Cassise and Jayden Howell.
Lillian is also survived by her siblings, Marie Ranke, Myrtle Sova and
Inga Woiderski all of Cheboygan and sister-in-law Shirley Gahn
of Boyne City.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hilda Bergstrom,
her in-laws Arthur and Lottie Gahn, her daughter-in-law Deborah L, Gahn,
and her siblings Lawrence, Rueban, Howard, and Albert Bergstrom,
twin brother Paul Bergstrom and Zetta Bedore.
Services will be at a later date,
Memorial contributions are suggested to Vital Care, Hospice of the Straits
or a memorial of one’s choice.