Louise B. Gratsch, born in Flint, MI on June 2, 1920, died July 7, 2019.
She graduated from Grand Blanc High School and Flint Junior College, becoming Secretary to the Dean of the College.
Louise married her high school sweetheart Cliff on March 14, 1944. In 1950 they set out on a new adventure as they moved the family to Walloon Lake to start a Landscaping business which they worked side by side in for 25 years.
Cliff and Louise also built, then owned and managed the Cliff Dweller ski lodge at Boyne Mountain for many years.
In 1977 they retired to Naples, Florida and spent many summers at their cabin in the mountains of Tennessee, and moved to Bradenton, Florida in 2006.
Louise enjoyed many sports in her active life, including skiing, golf, gardening, and hiking. Her favorite hobby which she shared with her dear friend Donna Moll was collecting flowers, pressing, drying, and arranging on notecards and bookmarks. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include daughter, Beth Waller and her husband Al, of Asheville, North Carolina; son Tom Gratsch of Walloon Lake, Michigan; and grandson Tony of Boulder, Colorado.
Louise was predeceased by her husband Cliff Gratsch (2013) and daughter Barbara Gratsch (2018).
Contributions may be sent to Tidewell Hospice, 3550 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34249, or First Presbyterian Church, 506 North Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.
Tidewell Hospice - Sarasota
3550 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34249
First Presbyterian Church (Mountain City, TN)
506 North Church Street, Mountain City TN 37683