Miriam Baetens – March 15, 1931 – January 19, 2023

Jan 25, 2023 | Obituaries | 0 comments

Miriam Baetens, age 91, of Sandusky and formerly of Birmingham, Mich., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Parkvue Rehab.

She was born on March 15, 1931, in New Washington, to the late Walter and Gertrude (Ball) Karl. Miriam graduated from New Washington in 1949 and from there went onto Providence School of Nursing, graduating in 1952. She then worked at Willard Hospital until 1961. Miriam then moved to Detroit for Anesthesia training, and from there worked in the Detroit area until she retired. On Sept. 15, 1979, she married Omer Baetens.

Miriam is survived by her sister, Martha “Marty” (Merle) Ahrens; Omer’s children, Mark (Jane) Baetens and LeBeth Baetens; four grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Omer, in 2018; sister, Dolores “Short” Niese; brother, Gerald “Buzz” (Margaret) Karl; and niece, Jody Baker.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in North Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church or to your favorite charity. Online memorials may be made to Miriam’s family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

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