Olive E. Pagels



OLIVE E. PAGELS, 89, passed away peacefully October 1, 2020 in Novi.

She was born May 8, 1931, in Depew, NY, the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Earl Coffed.

Olive is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James R., the couple were married in 1951. Sadly, she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan E. Bedford, sonin law, Doug Bedford and daughter-in-law, Mary Pagels.

Olive is the loving mother of James Pagels and Kathy Chardenet (Brett); beloved grandmother of Russ Bedford, Julie Neumann (Chad), Ben Bedford (Beth), Dawn and Tina Pagels, Brad and Lauren Chardenet; cherished great-grandmother of Henry, Hannah, Amy Sue, Oliver and Melody; dearest sister of Bill Coffed and Joan Erickson and the late Earl Jr., Dale and James Coffed.

A private family memorial service will be held at her church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ypsilanti. A public memorial gathering celebrating Olive’s life will be held Sunday, October 11, 12 Noon, at the Chardenet residence. Please email Kathy, kcharden@wowway.com, for information and further details. A private burial will take place Monday, October 12 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint. Olive will be laid to rest beside her husband, James.

Reflections of Ollie bring to mind her sweet and gentle nature. She loved her church and was a dedicated humble servant of God. She spoke with honesty, yet compassion. She possessed a quiet resolve and strength and met life‘s difficult challenges with grace. The heart of our family, mom showed us what it meant to be a loving and devoted partner to your spouse and a loyal and trusted friend. Together our parents provided their children with a stable yet unconditional loving home guiding yet supporting their life plans. Heaven now has a new angel. Our hearts are broken here on earth, yet we rejoice because we know she is now at peace with her father in heaven. The Pagels family would like to thank the entire staff at Rose Court and Angela Hospice for all of their wonderful care they provided for their mother.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Angela Hospice or Fox Run Benevolence Care Fund, Philanthropy Department, Peggy Mather, 41200 Fox Run Rd, Novi MI 48377.

Please keep the Pagels family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.