Erika C. “Chris” Remus, age 84, of Metz passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2018.

She was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Halle a. d. Saale, Germany to Adolf and Elsa (Scheller) Stadele.

Erika met Donald Remus while he was stationed in Germany and she was a nanny to another military family. They were married in Ober Ursel, Germany on Jan. 18, 1956. In 1957, she followed Donald back to the states with two children, one being five weeks old.

She is survived by four children, Michael (Veronica) Remus of Cheboygan, Sylvia (Jeffrey) Heward of Alanson, Barbara Romel of Grand Blanc, and Kenneth (Cindy) Remus of Wolverine; nine grandchildren, Rebecca (Bradley) Watsabaugh, Zachery Heward, Dusten Remus, Hazen (Hannah) Remus, Erik Remus, Michael Romel II, Marie (Kevin) Romel-Wanless, Franciska (Mark) Richardson, and Gracinha (Dan) O’Connor; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brother, Siegfried (Monika) Stadele of Germany; two sisters, Margit Wende and Elvie Ludes both of Germany; sister-in-law, Lillian Wirgau; and her four legged friends, Sheba and Izzy.

Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; and son-in-law, Michael Romel.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Metz from 9 a.m. until time of her funeral at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Ryan officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

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