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Barbara Jean (Geiger) Anstett

October 4, 1936 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Barbara Anstett Obituary

Barbara Jean Anstett, of Manton, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023. Barbara was born on October 4, 1936, in Lowell, Michigan to the late John and Catherine (Bollock) Geiger. Barbara graduated from Belding High School in 1956. On July 3, 1964, in Traverse City, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Richard K. Anstett, who preceded her in death in 2017 after 53 years of marriage.

Barbara enjoyed many occupations during her life. She was a dental assistant for Dr. John C. Mette, DDO, a factory worker, a clerk for the Michigan Unemployment Agency, and of course her favorite, owning and operating Kelly's Tavern in Manton, Michigan from 1981 until 1987. She cherished the times spent with local patrons and still enjoyed visiting with them in her later years when she would see them at local restaurants. Barbara was a strong, independent spitfire of a lady. She enjoyed cooking, baking and most of all, her pets.

Barb is survived by her children, Richard (Shani) Anstett II of Manton, Patricia (James) Ritezema of Greenville, John (Cheryl) Granzo of Belding, Jerri Lynn (Terry) Totch of Greenville; step-children, Robin Anstett of Sieverville, TN, Tina (Joe) Abell of Greenville, Tammy (Jeff) Meyer of Saranac and Steven (Terry) Anstett of Lake City; sister-in-law, Gloria Geiger of Belding; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Geiger; her husband, Richard Anstett; and two brothers, Jerry Geiger and Kenneth Geiger.

Pursuant to Barbara's wishes, cremation has taken place with Hall-Holdship Funeral Home in Manton. Anyone wishing to remember Barbara may make a donation to Hospice or your local Humane Society in her name.

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