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Agnes Lorraine (Linck) Kreiner of North Branch died peacefully at her home and surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 15, 2023. She was born in Engadine, Michigan on June 14th, 1935 to Clarence and Florence Linck. Shortly after her birth the family moved to North Branch. In 1953 Agnes graduated from North Branch High School. In 1957 she married Glen William Kreiner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Burnside. They started their married life in Valley Center, Michigan where their first two daughters Lorraine and Patty were born. They then moved to North Branch and daughters Mary, Teresa, Debbie, and Sandy were born. Glen passed away in 1980 after 22 years of marriage.
Agnes loved to cook and bake. She frequently tried out new recipes she cut from local newspapers, or she saw while watching her favorite cooking shows. In 1989 she fulfilled her dream of opening a restaurant, The Brass Lamp Villa. You could always find her in the kitchen cooking or sitting at her spot at the “big table”. She loved visiting with customers and making sure everyone enjoyed their meal. She ran the restaurant for 17 years. After retiring, she continued to bake her famous desserts for the weekly Friday night fish fry.
In her free time, you could find her canning, playing cards or going to the casino. She was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and if there was a game on, you knew she was watching. Agnes was a devout member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in North Branch. Her greatest passions were her faith in God and her family. She had a tremendous faith in God, and you would often find her praying the rosary for anyone in need of prayers. She leaves behind a legacy of strength, love, family, and most importantly faith. She will be remembered by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, by the unconditional love she shared with them.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Lorraine (Scott) Swoish, Patricia (Lawrence) Schank, Mary Batzloff, Teresa (Richard) Hiiter, Deborah (Patrick) Ruhlman and Sandra (Joseph) Koyl; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; her sister, Marcella Henderson; her brothers; Frederick (Emma) Linck, James Linck and Patrick Linck. Sister in laws; Joanne Linck, Nancy Darling and Sister Phyllis Kreiner.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Glen Kreiner, parents; Clarence and Florence Linck, her sisters; Ann Lester, Rita Bartholomy, and Rosemary Wheaton, her brothers Joseph Linck, Leo Linck, John Linck, Clarence Linck and Edward Linck, son-in-law, Keith Johnson and great granddaughters Sienna Sierra Duda and Katherine Ann Schank.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Agnes’ name may be made to the Adrian Dominican Sisters www.adriandominicans.org or SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The family will be present for visitation on Thursday December 21, 2023, 3:00–8:00 pm at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home with the rosary at 4:30 pm. On Friday, December 22, 2023, Agnes will lie in state from 10:00–11:00 am at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Mass at 11:00 am and Christian Burial immediately following. Rev. Richard Treml will officiate. Agnes will be laid to rest at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery next to her husband.
You may share an online condolence and memories of Agnes to the family at www.blackburnchapel.com
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home