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Mary Louise Kern Viger

Mary Louise Kern Viger

Died: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Age: 85
Mary Louise Kern Viger, 85, of Grosse Pointe Farms died at home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005.

She was the daughter of Otto and Katherine Kern and was the wife of the late David N. Viger, O.B.E.

Mrs. Viger graduated from Kingswood/Cranbrook in 1938 and Erskine College in Boston, Mass., in 1940.

She was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Club, the Mackinac Island Yacht Club and a lifetime member of the Country Club of Detroit. She was an active member of the Junior League of Detroit, the Junior League Gardeners, the Grosse Pointe Garden Club, the Mary Thompson Home and the Libri Club. She held the rank of advanced pilot from the Power Squadron of Detroit.

Mrs. Viger was a patron of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Zoological Society and the Michigan Humane Society. She also was a supporter of the Detroit Artists Market, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial and the Grosse Pointe Symphony.

She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, boating, golfing and playing bridge. However, her greatest love was the love that she had for her family.

She is survived by her two sons, David and Peter; two daughters, Katherine V. Hester and Susan V. Lambrecht; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, David Viger and son, Thomas Viger.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms.

Memorial contributions may be made to Golden Rescue in Naples, P.O. Box 770291, Naples, Fla. 34107 or to the Michigan Humane Society.
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