Frieda M. VanNatter

May 10, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Frieda M. VanNatter of Cadillac went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 17, 2017. She was 87 and resided at Samaritas Senior Living in Cadillac.

Mrs. VanNatter was born May 10, 1929 in Cadillac to Arthur H. & Gladys Pearl (Bordeaux) Nelson. On June 13, 1959 in Greenville, South Carolina she married Keith M. VanNatter and he preceded her in passing on September 14, 2014.

Frieda graduated from Cadillac High School in 1947 and had lived most of her life in Cadillac. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac for many years and had been the Lakeview Manor coordinator, prayer chain leader and helped arrange for greeters every Sunday. Frieda enjoyed baking for the Shepherd’s Table, baking and decorating cakes, crocheting Barbie clothes, traveling and was an avid reader.

She is survived by their children: Catherine Livermore (John Wiley) of Wisconsin, Deborah Delosa of Cadillac and Brad VanNatter of Grand Rapids; 6 grandchildren: April, Erica, Cassie, Robyn, Ryan and Ashlee; 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Nelson and a sister, Louise Reinink.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac with Reverend Scott Torkko officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac. Friends may meet the family from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

Brad - Apr 19th, 2017 9:04 am

"Love you Mom, you'll be on my mind and in my heart forever."

Cindy and Ralph - Apr 20th, 2017 7:21 am

"Deb and family we are sorry for the loss of your very much loved Mom and Grandma. We pray that she is at peace with all that preceded her and with time and all of your wonderful memories you will heal and be at peace. We love you all. "

Beckie Kanipe - Apr 20th, 2017 8:21 am

"Remembering our years together at JCPenney and our fun Christmas celebrations."

Sue Anderson - Apr 25th, 2017 9:09 am

"It was my pleasure visiting with Frieda not only as a Zion Lutheran member but as a volunteer @ the nursing home. Wish I could have met her when she was a great volunteer herself. Prayers to the family during your grief. "

Deborah - Apr 25th, 2017 9:36 am

"Miss you Mom and Dad always. So happy you're together again. Love forever XOXO"

ELSIE MOORE - Apr 29th, 2017 9:22 am

"What a fine and sweet lady whom we shall all miss. Never heard a negative word from her and she was always kind the epitome of kindness. So sorry for your loss. Many blessings and peace be yours."

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