Henrita J. Pauwels
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Parish
    614 Pine St.
    Essexville, MI 48732

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“I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Cindy and Susan I remember all the memories We shared growing up together again I'm so sorry ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Walters - Bay City, MI

“Cindy and Family, So sorry to hear your mother passed. Please accept my condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen Essex Skolak - MO

“Cindy, Sue and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs Pauwels, you are greatly missed. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Wendy McTaggart - Essexville, MI

“Larry remembers playing Beer Barrel Polka for her birthday! They both enjoyed it! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Larry & Paula Dehmel - Essexville, MI

“Cindy, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and yours with much love. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Larry& Paula Dehmel - Essexville, MI

“I actually had the pleasure of meeting her yesterday. She was so sweet and thankful. God bless your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A W - Bay city, MI - Acquaintance

“To be absent from the world is present with our Lord. May you sleep in heavenly piece. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Modique - Houston, TX

“Love you Mom ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Swindoll - Pasadena, TX

“Dear Cindy & Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. We will miss your mother's smiling face. Sherry & Bill Jones ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry & Bill Jones - Parrish, FL


Henrita Jeanette Pauwels was born in Essexville, MI on September 22, 1926 to the late George and Laura (Baribeaux) Christie Sr. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on January 10, 2020. Her husband, Julius Pauwels, preceded her in death in 1990.
Henrita was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), the League of Catholic Women and Men and the St. Anne Society.
She is survived by her daughters: Cynthia (Donald) Killey and Susan (Dallas) Swindoll, her grandchildren: Julie (Traci) Bliss, Sheryl Rascoe, Christie Killey, Daniel (Carla) Bowyer and Karla (Barry) Walta, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 2 children: Laurene Bowyer and Joseph Pauwels, 2 grandchildren: Annettte Bowyer and Jacob Killey, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. Father Dale Orlik will preside. Private burial will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home where the Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the Mass begins. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish.