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Eden MAE Niederer

August 12, 1929 — August 25, 2022

Eden "MAE" Niederer, 93, of Grayling, passed away on August 25, 2022.

She was born in Flint, Michigan to Clarence Cornelius and Eden Anna Mae (Smallwood) Small on August 12, 1929. She married Fred "Fritz" Niederer on February 16, 1951. They were married for 55 years before he preceded her in death in 2006. Mae accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at 5 years old at the Beaver Creek Township Public School called Love School. Doc Barnes was a missionary that was instrumental in her life and started Calvary Baptist Church in Grayling. Mae was the last surviving charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Over the years she was a willing and faithful servant in the church. She was a Sunday School teacher, developed curriculum and led the Vacation Bible School programs, led Junior Church. She was a teacher at the Calvary Baptist Academy for 25 years. Mae was awarded the "Who's Who of American Teacher's award. She enjoyed her family, reading, and gardening.

Survived by her daughter Lynnette (Michael) Corlew of Grayling; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. Daughters in law: Anita (Jim)Peace, Lisa Niederer, and Nancy Niederer. Brother: John (Dorothy) Small of Grayling. Brothers in law: John (June) Niederer and Bob Desser. Sister in law: Jan McCarver. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Fritz; sons, Fred, Phillip, and David Niederer; Brothers: Clarence, James, and Tom Small; Sisters; Ilace Demaray, Mary Jane Small, and Betty Mynarcik; great grandson Micah Niederer and great great granddaughter Ella Fox.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 between 2-5 p.m. at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home and Monday, August 29, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Calvary Baptist Church with Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 noon. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

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For those that wish to remember Mae by memorial contribution, please consider Calvary Baptist Church Remodeling Project or Devereaux Memorial Library.

Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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