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Jean Habel

December 5, 1949 — June 21, 2021

Jean Habel

Jean Ann Habel, 71, of Charlevoix, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  She was born on December 5, 1949 in Charlevoix, MI, the daughter of Robert and Betty (Erber) Straw.


Jean was a devoted wife and mother to her family.  She enjoyed raising animals on the farm, particularly horses and chickens. Once her children were grown, she still took care of everyone in her family, all while working full time at Harbor Industries.  She also liked to take trips to Traverse City to buy the necessities for her loved ones.  Jean will be remembered as a very loving and generous woman.


On November 9, 1968, Jean married the love of her life, Bill Habel Jr., who survives.  Also surviving are her two children, Billie Jean Habel of Ellsworth and Willie (Nicole) Habel of Charlevoix, and two grandchildren, William IV and Emily.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan.  There will be a potluck luncheon to follow.  Please bring a dish to pass.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.


Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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