Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Lou (Schuett) Kolakowski

June 8, 1955 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 62)

Obituary Image

Mary  Lou Kolakowski, 62, of  Houghton Lake passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at her home.

Mary  was born on June 8, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan to Robert and  Patricia(McMullen) Schuett.  She moved to the Houghton lake area about 25 years ago. Mary was the Apartment Manager for many years at Sandhill Manor Apartments in Houghton Lake. On September 9, 2001 in Houghton Lake Mary was married to Edmund Walter  Kolakowski.  She was a member of the Houghton Lake Eagles and Houghton Lake Moose.
Mary loved caring for peoples needs and caring for family.  She enjoyed animals, especially her two cats.

Surviving Mrs.Kolakowski are her two brothers, Mark Schuett of Houghton Lake, and James Schuett of Houghton Lake; sister, Christine Mortimer of Highland;  five grandchildren, Nick, Katelyn, Logan, Chelsea, and Sara;  step mother, Ruthann Schuett of Houghton Lake; two step daughters, Tamara (Ken) Butler of Mio, Lisa (John) Cox of Carleton; step son, Edmund (DanielleCox) Kolakowski of Houghton Lake; three nephews, Brian Schuett, Jeff Schuett, and Brandon Schuett; and three nieces.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund Walter Kolakowski; and brother, Matt Schuett. 

Memorial Services for Mary  Lou Kolakowski will be conducted 2:00pm Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Houghton Lake Moose Lodge, 100 James Road, Houghton Lake.  Memorial contributions in memory of Mary are asked to be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

 Service Information

Memorial Service
August 6, 2017

2:00 PM
Houghton Lake Moose Lodge
100 James Rd
Houghton Lake, MI 48629

© 2018 Holdship Family of Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS