Ethel J. Kabelman (1915-1987)

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Ethel J. Kabelman Bricker
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Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 18 Jun 1915 West Traverse Twp., Michigan
Died: 9 Jun 1987 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Albert Kabelman
Mother: Emma Jane Bachee
Siblings: Ethel J. Kabelman
Helen Rose Kabelman
Alfred Kabelman
Dorothy A. Kabelman
Thelma Marie Kabelman
Robert Kabelman
Albert Kabelman
Beatrice Kabelman
Frances Kabelman
Jean Kabelman
Betty L. Kabelman
Katherine Kabelman
Kenneth Kabelman
John Kabelman
Kenneth Kabelman
John Kabelman
Spouse: Charles Francis Bricker
Married: 24 Dec 1934 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Albert J. Bricker
Edward Forest Bricker
Allen LeRoy Bricker
Charles Francis Bricker, Jr.
Grace Jean Bricker
Virginia Bricker
Donna Bricker


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, June 9, 1987

Ethel J. Bricker, 71

Ethel J. Bricker, 71, Petoskey, died June 9, 1987, at Little Traverse Division, Northern Michigan Hospitals.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Stone Funeral Home, Petoskey. The Rev. David Behling, chaplain at Northern Michigan Hospitals, will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey.

The former Ethel J. Kabelman was born June 18, 1915, in West Traverse Township, Emmet County, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Bachee) Kabelman. She attended several area schools and on Dec. 24, 1934, she married Charles Bricker in Petoskey. The couple made their home here. Mr. Bricker died Oct. 6, 1983.

Mrs. Bricker was a member of the Petoskey Friendship Center and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2462 Auxiliary.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George (Grace) Baumgartner of Oden, Mrs. Harry (Virginia) Carls of Mansfield, Pa. and Donna Bricker of Conway; three sons, Charles Bricker Jr., Albert (Sonny) Bricker and Allen (Roy) Bricker, all of Petoskey; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Rose Bricker of Petoskey, Mrs. Norman (Marie) Barker of Hulbert, Mrs. Walter (Beatrice) DeLong of Hastings, Mrs. Cecil (Frances) Clark of Paradise, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Ficker of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Marvin (Betty) Abts of EauClaire, Wis. and Mrs. Mervin (Katherine) Clark of Curtis; four brothers, Alfred and Kenneth Kabelman, both of Eckerman, Robert Kabelman of Union Lake and John Kabelman of Grand Rapids.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stone Funeral Home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
BRICKER, Charles & KABELMAN, Ethel
Date of Marriage: 12/24/1934
Liber: 5
Folio: 34
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Record of Marriages:
Page: 35
Number: 134
License Dated: 22 Nov 1934
Groom: Bricker, Charles
Age: 26
Race: w
Residence: Petoskey, Michigan
Birth place: Indiana
Occupation: Laborer
Father: John Bricker
Mother: Mary Hatfield
Times Previously married: 0
Bride: Kabelman, Ethel
Age: 19
Race: w
Residence: Little Traverse Twp.
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: none
Father: Albert Kabelman
Mother: Emma Bachee
Times Previously married: 0
Married: 24 Dec 1934
Place: Petoskey
By: Rev. Geo. A. Weaver, Minister
Mary Bricker of Petoskey
Emma Kabelman of Alanson
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 6/9/1987
Liber: 1987
Folio: 212
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Bricker, Ethel J. (Kabelman)
Age: 71
Born: 6/18/1915
Died: 6/9/1987
Burial: 6/11/1987
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file
Section H, Block 168, Lot 2, E1/2