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Gretchen Emma Horonzy, age 82, of both Winter Haven, Florida and Mecosta, passed away on March 22, 2021 at home under the loving care of her family and Heartland Hospice.

The daughter of Isaac Daniel & Margaret L. (Kobis) Bedore, she was born on November 7, 1938 in Saginaw.  On July 23, 1955 in Saginaw, she married Joseph James Horonzy who passed away on June 20, 2012.  Together, they enjoyed nearly fifty-seven years of marriage and raised six children.

Gretchen was a 1976 graduate of Buena Vista High School in Saginaw.  Gretchen & Joseph enjoyed winters in Winter Haven, Florida, their lake house in Mecosta, baking with her children, and tending to her flower beds, but she most delighted in times spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joseph; her daughter, Marie Horonzy-Keinath; two siblings, Blanche Eurich and William Lamond; and four sons-in-law, John Franceschina, Timothy Ralph, Lee Hardy, and James Rider.

Surviving are her children, Margaret Franceschina of Bay City, Joseph (Kim) Horonzy of Saginaw, Christina Ralph of Belding, Melissa Converse of Bay City and Susan Horonzy of Belding; 13 grandchildren, Evan Franceschina, Andrea (Ryan) Lapointe, Ryan Franceschina, Joseph Horonzy, Benjamin Horonzy, Matthew (Katie) Horonzy, Michael (Kelly) Horonzy, Kristopher (Nicole) Keinath, Barbara (TJ) Horonzy, Nicholas Ralph, Melinda Ralph, Jacqueline (Jay) Ingram, and Anthony (Sarah) Hardy; numerous great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Fischer, and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Gretchen’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Jerry broad on March 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of her death. Prayers for comfort for her family. May God bless and protect them.
    From Jerry Broad, Joes father in law

  2. Bob and Cindy Fischer on March 23, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Gretchen…We are praying for your whole family and we know you all have so many precious memories that will comfort you in the upcoming days. We hope you feel God’s presence helping you through 🙏….
    Bob and Cindy Fischer

  3. Jerome F Horonzy Jr on March 23, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    My condolences I’m so sorry for your loss

  4. Karri Hannon-McKenna on March 24, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will pray for the family and that you find peace.

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