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Vera Hock

September 13, 1936 — June 10, 2016

Vera M. Hock, 79, of Kingston, died following her second battle with lung cancer Friday, June 10, 2016 in United Hospice of Marlette Residence Center, Marlette. She was born September 13, 1936 in Montrose, KS the second of three daughters born to Clarence Thomas and Velma May (McDaniel) Stevenson.
Vera moved with her family from Kansas to South Lyon when she was two years old. She graduated from South Lyon High School in 1954. Vera has always worked as a waitress, bartender or hostess at various locations including Mazures Corral in Mt. Clemens, Wolverine Golf Course in Sterling Heights, Romeo Country Club and Golf Course in Romeo, Bello Woods Golf Course in Macomb, McGuires Golf Course in Cadillac, Cadillac Country Club in Cadillac, Northwood Inn in Cadillac, Apple Orchard Inn in Romeo and Beagios Restaurant in Kingston. Vera loved to shop, she loved to eat out, she loved to go. She was a kind hearted, giving woman. She always wanted to do for others. Vera enjoyed many different crafts over the years. She was a wonderful cook and became known as the cheesecake lady because of the over 40 different flavor cheesecakes she made.
Vera is survived by her daughters: Debra (James) Kranz of Cass City, Wendy Haley of Cleveland, TN, Lisa Nelson of Cadillac; grandchildren: Angela (Stuart) Ridpath, Adam Kranz, Lydia Haley, Audrey Haley, Melissa Haley, Kathryn Haley, Brandon (Veronica) Nelson; great grandchildren: Grace, Jack, Owen, Haidyn, and Scarlet; sisters: Mary Ann Gaffka of South Lyon, Ellen Joyce (Charles) Maltese of Woodland, CA; many nephews, nieces and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Anthony Gaffka.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Memorials may be made to Kingston Fire and Rescue or United Hospice of Marlette. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at
Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home - Cass City

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

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