Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 25, 2013

Edith 'Jeannette' Pahl

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Edith “Jeannette” (Clutterbuck) Pahl, 84, of Traverse City, completed her earthly journey and has gone on to the great promise of everlasting life on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Cherry Hill Haven, while in the loving presence of her husband, daughter and granddaughter.

Jeannette was born on March 1, 1929, in Houston, Texas, to the late Fred and Freida (Bergmann) Clutterbuck. The family returned to the Traverse City area in 1933, and Jeanette lived in Traverse City for the rest of her life.

She married Melvin P. Pahl on May 17, 1958, in Traverse City. Eventually they were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Susan and Jeannie. Together the family lovingly built the homes they lived in throughout their lives in Greilickville Township and for the last 35 years in Bingham Township.

A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she lived her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Using her God given ability Jeannette taught Sunday School, was a member of the Adult Choir and served others through the Dorcus Society at Trinity.

Jeannette will fondly be remembered for her love of gardening, sewing, canning and cooking. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Surviving Jeannette are her husband of almost 55 amazing years, Mel; daughters, Susan Pahl, of Traverse City, and Jeannie (Frank) Vaughn, of Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren, Jennifer Pahl, of Traverse City, and Frank Vaughn III, of Bloomfield Hills; a sister, Juanita Lautner; sister-in-law, Shirley (William) Ormsby, of Charlevoix; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Fred Clutterbuck, Doris Solis and Horace Clutterbuck.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., with a visitation held one hour prior, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. Pastor Robert Zagore will serve as officiant.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the church.

Please sign Jeannette’s online guestbook at