Georgette “Gette” Marie Pieh, age 88 of Blissfield, formerly of Deerfield
passed away on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 under the loving care of the
residents and staff of Blissfield Place and Hospice of Lenawee.
She was born on July 25, 1927 in Torhout, Belgium to Richard and Irma (Jacques)
Vanhaerents. She and her family migrated to the United States when she
was three years old.
On February 5, 1947 she was united marriage to Richard J. Pieh in Deerfield, MI. He preceded her in death on October 31, 1993.
Gette worked as a cafeteria cook for Deerfield Public Schools for
25 years, retiring in 1983. After retirement, she and Rich enjoyed
spending winters in Largo, Florida, where they made numerous friends and
eventually, they moved there to live year round. About four years ago,
Gette moved back to Michigan and into Blissfield Place to be closer to her
remaining family only to become part of a much larger family where she
lived. The staff and residents of Blissfield Place were wonderful beyond
words. She was a faithful member of Light of Christ Catholic Parish (St.
Alphonsus Catholic Church) of Deerfield, the Deerfield American Legion
Post #325 Women’s Auxiliary for over 50 years and was a past member of the
Deerfield Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. Gette enjoyed cooking,
playing cards, golfing in earlier years and enjoyed her grandchildren and
Surviving are five grandchildren, Allyn (Rhonda) Lanz of Tipton, Amy
(Mark) Madalinski of Blissfield, Brad (Amber) Pieh of Jackson, Brian
(Kristy) Lanz of Deerfield and Arin (Jeff) Rudd of Blissfield; one sister,
Agnes DeBruyne of Monroe; her daughter-in-law, Deanna Pieh of Deerfield;
sister-in-law, Marcy Vanhaerents of Florida; 12 great-grandchildren,
Stephanie, Dustin, Holden, Dylan, Noah, Chandler, Ryan, Abby, Ashlee,
Allycia, Grace and Parker and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her
husband, Rich, she was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter and
son-in-law, Janet and Keith Lanz, her son, Robert Pieh and three brothers,
Remi, Jerry and George Vanhaerents.
The funeral liturgy for Gette was read at 11 a.m. on Friday, March
11, 2016 at Light of Christ (St. Alphonsus Catholic Church) in Deerfield
with Fr. Jeff Poll officiating. Burial followed in Deerfield Cemetery,
Deerfield. Visitation was held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the
Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield from 2-8 p.m., with a prayer vigil
at 7 p.m. Visitation was also held on Friday from 10 – 10:45 a.m. at
the church in Deerfield.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Christ (St. Alphonsus),
Blissfield Place or to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at
Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.