- June 12, 1921 - January 22, 2017
- Battle Creek, Michigan
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“We have many fond memories of Flora. She was Roger's favorite aunt and we always enjoyed visiting with her when we got back to Michigan.To Kay and...Read More »
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“I met Flora when she was receiving rehab at evergreen. I am one of the aides who cared for her. She was such an incredible woman! I am so sorry for...Read More »
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“My grandparents were friends with Flora and her husband Milton, so when my Mother Laura Erskine had children we became close to her and called her...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kelly Smith - Battle Creek, MI
“Saying goodbye to a grandmother forever is one of the hardest things in life. Such moments are very painful. Please know that we are here for you in...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Dale & Shannon Billingsley - TX
“I am very saddened to hear about aunt Flora! She was truly an amazing woman! She was my dad's aunt. My happy memory was going to a Detroit Tigers...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Brunk - Port Huron, MI
Flora McDonald Etter, 95, of Battle Creek died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Flora was born June 12, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Alexander and Mary (McDonald) Fettes. Flora grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. She retired in the mid 1980's as a lab technician from Michigan Carton Company, where she was employed many years.
Flora married Milton J. Etter on October 7, 1939 in Bryan, Ohio. Milton preceded her in death on May 7, 1968. Surviving are her daughter, Kay Meldrum of Battle Creek; two grandchildren, Donald "James" Meldrum, III and Jerry L. (Cindy) Vandeburg; two great- grandchildren, Alan Parlier and Kayla Vandeburg; and one great great-grandson, Brice Parlier. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Julie Vandeburg and Becky Vandeburg; a son-in-law, Donald J. Meldrum, Jr.; two brothers, Hector and Victor Fettes; and a sister, Margaret Brown.
She was a life member of the Eagles and Women of the Moose. Flora enjoyed flower gardening in her yard and playing BUNCO. Flora loved traveling and took her grandchildren all over the continental USA. She was always available to help her family or friends.
Friends will be received 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 and officiated by Pastor Mike Sparks of Resurrection Power Church. Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.