Priscilla A. Hubscher

HANCOCK — Priscilla A. Hubscher, 74, of Hancock, died October 1, 2017, at Delaware House Portage Pointe.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 13, 1943, to Marcella (Luther) and James A Bowen.

She grew up in Reno Beach, Ohio, with a large and loving family. After graduating from Clay High School she attended nursing school in Toledo and became a licensed practical nurse in 1964. She also married the same year on February 1 to David E. of Ypsilanti, Michigan. For the majority of her nursing career she cared for newborns at Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti, a job that she found very rewarding.

She and David had an adventurous life together. They built two homes themselves, took up sailing for many years, made themselves the “grandparents” of many children in their neighborhood, and operated a small carousel that they travelled with to community events. She had many interests and passions during her life. When she discovered she would become a grandmother, she threw herself wholeheartedly into her role and made sure her granddaughters had everything they needed. They were the love of her life and she loved living close to them. She was also a life-long reader from going to the book-mobile as a child right through visiting the Portage Lake Library just weeks before her death (see below).

She battled valiantly with rheumatoid arthritis almost all her adult life and despite the set-backs it brought, she faced life with a strength, brightness, resilience and love we will all remember.

Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, a daughter, and her brother John.

Surviving are her children, Edward C. (Anne) of Whitmore Lake, and Sandra Eisele (Tim) of Atlantic Mine; granddaughters, Samantha and Rosemary; and siblings, James, Howard, Clara, Nancy and Joanne.

Priscilla’s family would also like to thank our special family friends, Jim and Jackie Downing of Ann Arbor, and the staff of Portage Pointe for their loving care.

Per her wishes, Priscilla will be cremated with her ashes scattered in some of the places that were most important to her. A small memorial remembrance will be held at the Portage Lake District Library Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Donations in her memory can be made to the library where we will be buying her a “book” on the donor’s wall.