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Mary Bielik

June 30, 1922 — September 16, 2021

Mary Bielik

Mary A.  Bielik, age 99, of Ashley, MI, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Union Court Assisted Living, Chesaning, MI.

A private family burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI.

Mary was born in Bannister, MI on June 30, 1922 , the daughter of Michael and Frances (Smihal) Bielik.  She graduated from Ashley High School with the class of 1940.

After graduation she went to work as a clerk with the post office. In 1950, became a rural letter carrier until her retirement in 1981.  During her career she was very involved with the Michigan Rural Letter Carriers Association as secretary/treasurer for over 20 years and was selected member of the year in 1982.  Mary was the editor for the Michigan Rural Letter Carriers Associations newspaper for many years, even after her retirement.  Mary received a certificate from the National Rural Carriers Association for 70 years of membership.  She enjoyed ceramics, painting and knitting.  She was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her sister Frances Slavik of Ashley, MI; nieces & nephews: Tammy Slavik of Perry, MI; Michael Slavik of Ashley, MI; and Roger and Cheri Slavik of Ashley, MI; great-nieces and nephews: Katie and Michael Reynolds of Tampa, FL; Natalie and Travis Norkowski of Perry, MI; Jessie and Kurtis Houston of Elsie, MI; Brandon and Katelyn Slavik of Ashley, MI; and Devin and Kelsey Slavik of Ashley, MI.  She is also survived by her great-great-nephews: Colorado, Graham and Remington.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, brother-in-law Raymond Slavik, and niece Kalie Slavik.

Memorials may be made to Ashley Community School Library or the Ashley United Methodist Church or the Ashley Fire and Rescue Department.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie , MI .

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