By (Forbes Funeral Home
Mona Lou Orthober, 81, died at her home in Jacksonport with her husband Roger at her side on Feb. 13, 2017. She was born on June 13, 1935, in the town of Fox, MI, the daughter of Lou and Howard Olson. On August 17, 1957, she married her high school sweetheart Roger and they were blessed with nearly 60 years of marriage at their home on Clarks Lake.
Mona was a teacher at several schools before becoming a science and math teacher at Sevastopol High School where she taught for nearly 20 years. After retiring from teaching, Mona became the owner and operator of the Port Hole Gift Shop in Jacksonport where she became an accomplished ice cream scooper. Most of her life, however, was devoted to spending time with family and friends in the Clark Lake area gardening, playing bridge, cribbage and a variety of other card games.
Survivors include her husband, daughter, Manya (Fred) Suchy, Bayside, WI; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Mackenzie Suchy; a brother, Gary (Gloria) Olson, sister, Kaye Olson; sister–in-law, Betty Olson; other in-laws, Gary and Marilyn Orthober; Gail and James Antonissen. He was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Stephen.
A Christian memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Bay View Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Malek officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, at the Forbes Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at the church, prior to the service on Saturday morning.
Memorials may be given to Sons of Norway or the Jacksonport Historical Society in her memory.