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Katherine Hetzel Stahlbush, 66 of Coleman, passed away unexpectedly going home with love and music in her heart on Friday, July 23, 2021. She was born on October 19, 1954 to Ed and Ardith (Nuss) Hetzel. 

 

Kathy had a great love of music and was a music teacher working for Up Beat Music.  She played piano and clarinet and was the organist at St. Timothy’s Church for many years.  Kathy enjoyed traveling and loved animals especially her horses Layla and Spence. 

 

Kathy is survived by her significant other Bobby Domanski, daughters Jackie (Ken) Coomer, Carrie (Scott) Pawlak, grandchildren Mira Stahlbush, Boston Pawlak, Skylar Coomer, Raven Coomer and on sister Jan Hatzel.  She was predeceased by her daughter Amy Stahlbush and her late husband Jim Stahlbush.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Fr. Dan Fox officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 11 am until the time of service. 

 

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Up Beat Music.

 

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stahlbush family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Maegen Henderson & Family

    05 August 2021 1 month ago

    Our family is praying for you all during this tragic time. Your Mama & Grandma was a shining light in this world. May her sweet spirit and kindness live on through each of you. Praying you all are flooded with fond memories of her love.

  2. Laura Gray

    05 August 2021 1 month ago

    Miss Kathy was my daughter’s piano teacher. She was a gifted musician and a beautiful person who loved her students well. My daughter loved the time she spent with Kathy and loved learning from her. My family will miss this precious lady more than we can say. She was a bright light and a kind soul. Our sincere condolences to her family.

  3. Jill and Scott Phillips

    04 August 2021 1 month ago

    Dear Carrie, Jackie and families:
    We were so saddened to hear about the sudden loss of Kathy. We are sorry for not being able to attend her service, but will be there in spirit. Kathy was such a loving, caring and genuine person. We will always remember her amazing musical talent which she shared with honest humility, and on a humorous note, her forgetfulness! God’s blessing to you all during this difficult time.
    Love, Jill and Scott

  4. Jill and Scott Phillips

    04 August 2021 1 month ago

    Dear Carrie, Jackie and families:
    We were so saddened to hear about the sudden loss of your mom and Grandma. She was such a loving and caring person which we are sure you already knew. We will always remember her for her amazing musical talents which she displayed with honest humility, and on a humorous note her forgetfulness. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend her service, but we will be there in spirit. Kathy was truly was one of a kind and blessing to anyone who knew her. God’s peace to you all during the difficult time.
    Love, Jill and Scott

  5. Catherine Jacobs

    03 August 2021 2 months ago

    I have memories of your beautiful mom, Carrie and Jackie. She always had a welcoming and warm way about her. Her musical talent was a gift to many.
    I am truly sorry for your loss.

  6. Diana Wilson

    03 August 2021 2 months ago

    Kathy was one of the best souls I’ve known. I feel so lucky to have had time with her. Her amazing daughters are a reflection of her beautiful light, and will carry her spark onward. She will be missed.

  7. Sandee Borkowski

    02 August 2021 2 months ago

    Carrie,Jackie & families

    I am so very sorry to hear of Kathryns passing. Heaven is definitely a more musical/happier place with her there.

  8. Joan

    31 July 2021 2 months ago

    Jan
    So sorry to hear about your sister. I really enjoyed meeting her when she came to visit you. I’m here for you!

  9. Shela Baird

    30 July 2021 2 months ago

    Sooo sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing- heaven has indeed a new bright “star”. I also new her from grade school on, always a sweet, sweet friend. Praying God will pour down His peace and mercy during this difficult time, and draw you close.

  10. Mary (St Onge) Griswold

    29 July 2021 2 months ago

    Dear Carrie and Jackie, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. After I moved out of Midland, we lost track of each other until your mom found me on facebook. She was a warm, kind and loving soul that had more than her share of pain but her face always lit up when she talked about “her girls.” She loved you both immeasurably. Please hold that in your heart. I was blessed to call her my friend.

  11. Deb Forshee

    29 July 2021 2 months ago

    I will miss you Kathy.

  12. Rachel (Stone)McMaster

    29 July 2021 2 months ago

    Jackie and Carrie, I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of you beautiful Mother. She was always so warm, kind and welcoming. She had a way of making you feel so special – what a gift to all who knew her. You all will be in my prayers

  13. Todd. & Lori Rippee

    29 July 2021 2 months ago

    Kathy was a wonderful neighbor and always seem to be happy go lucky loved her animals and thoughts and prayers go out to the family God bless you all

  14. Sherryl Buck

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We were good friends for many years, and we had fairly recently started to visit via Facebook. I shall miss her laugh, and her very “down to earth” approach to many things. Know that I hold you in my prayers, and wish that I was free to travel at this time. Hugs from afar will have to do.

  15. Judy McAtee

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    I am so saddened to hear of Kathy’s unexpected death. Kathy was the sweetest woman and an amazing accompanist for many Peanut gallery auditions. She was a joy to work with on shows whether the girls were in them or not. Peace to her family

  16. Cyndi and Doug Whitaker

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    I remember working beside Kathy on so many theatre productions. She was a lovely person and joy to work with. Her commitment to her family and her love of music were always evident. Our hearts go out to her family in this time. Please know that we will keep you all in our prayers.

  17. Polly L Coy

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    Your Mom was one in a million she brighten up the room with her smile. She always worried how u were.she was about the most selfless person I have ever known. I worked w her in Medica Records we became fast friends. I was so glad I was able see r mom last week when I was on michigan. How were we to know it was the last time I would see her. But I will see her again one day. My thoughts and prayers. Are for u. If u ever need anything iam here. God bless. Love u Kathy.

  18. Jennie Crim

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    Kathy was my best friend during our elementary school years. I lived just a few blocks away and her mom made the best spaghetti. I was so glad to sit with Kathy and reminisce at our 40th high school reunion. She dearly loved her family! My sincere sympathies to you all. Jennie Jochims Crim

  19. Carol Ann Bishop

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I knew her years ago from Junior high through high school and always thought she was a joy—smiling, gregarious, and gracious. Though the World has lost a a good one, Heaven has gained a brilliant star. Condolences to her family and friends. God speed, Kathy.

  20. Randy & Cheryl Krick

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    Dear Carrie & Jackie
    Your Mom was loved for the wonderful and kind person she was. She amazed me at how she played piano with so much feeling and ease. I could never leave church until she was done playing. Our prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time.

  21. Pennye L Padgett

    28 July 2021 2 months ago

    Jackie, Carrie and families: I am so sorry to hear about your lovely mother. She was a very special, giving person. Her smile warmed every room she was in. I’m so thankful for having known her.
    God bless you. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  22. Linda Revell

    27 July 2021 2 months ago

    Kathy was my friend for fifty-six years. We shared many fun adventures throughout those years. She had a great laugh and a kind heart. She was most proud of her daughters and grandchildren. I will dearly miss her, but have so many wonderful memories of her.

  23. Paula St Louis

    27 July 2021 2 months ago

    Kathy was a beautiful human being. I will miss her.

  24. Lynn Bruchhof

    27 July 2021 2 months ago

    Your mom was a ray of sunshine and was loved by everyone she met. She was generous and so loved her family. Thoughts and prayers for your family !

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