Leatha Zuhlke, age 91, of Imlay City, MI went to be with Jesus Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Wellbridge of Clarkston, MI. Leatha Helen Hether was born September 9, 1931 in Brown City, MI. She was the daughter of the late Neil and the late Loretta (Nestell) Hether. Leatha grew up in Brown City, MI and was a graduate of Brown City High School. She married Richard Zuhlke on January 10, 1950 in Tempe, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on April 9, 2000.
Together, Leatha and Richard owned Dick’s TV Sales and Service. Leatha was a real estate broker for Century 21, an office worker at Howell Industries, and was employed as a sales clerk by Pamida Department Store for 17 years before retiring. Leatha loved God, her family, and animals, especially horses.
Leatha is survived by her son, Paul (Dawn) Zuhlke of Burton, MI; her daughter, Vanessa Morse of Imlay City, MI; brother, Theodore Hether of Sheridan, WY; Patsy Sweet of Yale, MI; and her ten grandchildren, Paul (Lorraine) Zuhlke of Metamora, Nicholas Zuhlke of Bloomfield Hills, Shawn (Amy) Morse of Fostoria, Christopher (Therese) Morse of Capac, Darla (Steve) Morningstar of Capac, Mandy (Keith) Smith, Aaron (Sara) Smith of Royal Oak, Bethany Smith of Missouri, and Aimie Smith of Capac, and Brad Martindale of Sterling Heights. She is also survived by twenty-nine great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Zuhlke; daughter, Deborah Smith; her brothers, Lawrence Hether and Eugene Hether; and sister, Margaret Clark.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Any memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Animal Rescue in Lapeer, MI.
Arrangements for Leatha’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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