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Bertha McGiness, age 98 years, passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2017 at King's Daughters Home in Midland. She was called to her eternal home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bertha was born on May 25, 1918 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Engelmann) Bangert. On June 25, 1949 she was united in marriage to James McGiness and on November 21, 1964 he preceded her in death. Bertha was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Surviving family include her daughter Sandra McGiness of Bay City and son James (Patricia) McGiness of Midland; granddaughers Rachel (Chris) Karabats and Laura (Sam) Rakestraw; three great-granddaughters Eva and Esther Karabats and Elise Rakestraw; sisters Helen Anderson and Martha Atwood; also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lake City Cemetery in Lake City, Michigan. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Our Redeemer Evangelical Free Church, 889 Poseyville Rd. Midland, MI 48640.