Rebecca Waisanen

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Rebecca F. Waisanen, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Rebecca was born on July 31, 1956, to the late Edna Rowe and Gernard Foster. Becky was born in Highland Park, Mich. She moved to the Hancock, area in the 1970s, where she began her career in the medical field at Houghton County Medical Care Facility. She obtained her RN degree at Suomi College in 1986. Becky moved to Pennsylvania in 1991 with her family where she continued to enjoy life as an RN, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed computers and cruising with her family.

Becky is survived by her husband, John Waisanen; five children, four step-children, 18 grandchildren and seven siblings.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and grand-daughter.

A celebration of her life will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Kuhn-Stitzel Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 423 Main Street, Oley, PA 19547. A viewing will be held prior from 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Berks County Memorial Gardens in Fleetwood, PA.

Donations in Rebecca’s memory can be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 389, Hancock, MI 49930.

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