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(April 12, 1962 – March 19, 2016)

Kathleen R. Wirbel, 53, dedicated loving mother was called to be with the lord on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center of Midland. She was born in Saginaw on April 12, 1962, the daughter of Donald and Joyce (Herweyer) Cay. Kathleen worked as a registered nurse for MidMichigan for 17 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved farming and spending time with family and rocking her grandchildren. Kathleen is survived by her children; Edwin (Nichole) Wirbel, Tyler Wirbel and Karissa (Stephen) Novak, grandchildren; Rory Wirbel, Rosaliegh Novak, Kinsley Wirbel and significant other Donald Zakett. She is also survived by her mother Joyce Erler, brothers, Ronald (Debra) Cay, Jim (Sharon) Cay and sister, Linda (Dale) Lemire.Kathleen was predeceased by her father Donald and her sister Debra Cay.A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Dickerson officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider East Central Oncology or Calvary Baptist Church.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com