Eden Niederer

Eden “MAE” Niederer, 93, of Grayling, passed away on August 25, 2022.
She was born in Flint, Michigan to Clarence Cornelius and Eden Anna Mae (Smallwood) Small on August 12, 1929. She married Fred “Fritz” Niederer on February 16, 1951. They were married for 55 years before he preceded her in death in 2006. 
Mae accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at 5 years old at the Beaver Creek Township Public School called Love School. Doc Barnes was a missionary that was instrumental in her life and started Calvary Baptist Church in Grayling. Mae was the last surviving charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Over the years she was a willing and faithful servant in the church. She was a Sunday School teacher, developed curriculum and led the Vacation Bible School programs, led Junior Church. She was a teacher at the Calvary Baptist Academy for 25 years. 
Mae was awarded the “Who’s Who of American Teachers” award. She enjoyed her family, reading, and gardening.
Survived by her daughter Lynnette (Michael) Corlew of Grayling; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. Daughters in law: Anita (Jim) Peace, Lisa Niederer, and Nancy Niederer. Brother: John (Dorothy) Small of Grayling. Brothers in law: John (June) Niederer and Bob Desser. Sister in law: Jan McCarver. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Fritz; sons, Fred, Phillip, and David Niederer; Brothers: Clarence, James, and Tom Small; Sisters; Ilace Demaray, Mary Jane Small, and Betty Mynarcik; great grandson Micah Niederer and great great granddaughter Ella Fox.
Services were held August 29, 2022. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.
For those that wish to remember Mae by memorial contribution, please consider Calvary Baptist Church Remodeling Project or Devereaux Memorial Library.
Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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