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Frances Ellen Holdorph

June 20, 1942 — December 6, 2023

Harbor Springs, Michigan

Frances Ellen Holdorph

Francis Ellen Holdorph, 81 of Harbor Springs, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey.


Born on June 20, 1942, in Readmond Township, Emmet County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Gladis (Davis) Andrews.  She was a 1959 graduate of Harbor Springs High School.


After Fran and her husband, John, raised their four children in Petoskey and Harbor Springs, she moved to Washington state.  Fran worked as a volunteer for an EMS/Fire Department while going to school to become an LPN.  She worked at Washington State Hospital for several years before retiring in 2007.


After retiring, Fran enjoyed traveling in her RV for a couple of years before moving back to Harbor Springs.  She was also very artistic and enjoyed painting.  Fran was a 35-year member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Auburn, Washington, and a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians.  She enjoyed being active with the LTBB Indian Elders Association.


Fran is survived by her children, Angela (Forrest) Friend of Petoskey, Frederick Holdorph of Harbor Springs, and Glenn Holdorph of Good Hart; a brother, Richard (Lisa) Andrews of Petoskey; and sisters, Virgina Lewis of Pellston, and Lorelie McGlynn of Desert Hot Springs, CA.  She was preceded in death by a son, Bretton L. Holdorph; and brothers, Lawrence and Thomas Andrews.


Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the LTBB Community Center, in Harbor Springs. 


Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 17, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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