Mrs. Emma M. Vatter, 100 of Argyle, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at St. Mary Medical Center in Saginaw. She was born on August 23, 1911 at home on the farm in Tyre to the late Felix and Mary (Zulka) Wrubel. She married Francis Vatter on June 20, 1936 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1999. Emma was a graduate of Ubly High School. She graduated from the Providence Nursing Program of Highland Park and then trained and worked at Providence Hospital. She later became employed at local Thumb area hospitals. She was a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle for over 75 years. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella Fidelis Regina Circle No. 608. of Bad Axe. She is a very adept person. As a farmer’s wife, she loved cooking, homemaking and gardening. She enjoyed playing a variety of card games and entertaining and visiting with family and friends. She still enjoyed watching the EWTN Catholic Network, reading and watching the Fox News Channel. She was a source of a wealth of information about area happenings and a treasure to all who knew her. Emma is survived by three daughters, Evelyn England and her husband, Bill of Hartland, Marilyn Wendorf and her husband, Dale of Decker, Marcia Dunlop and her husband Jim of Beverly Hills, Mich.; one son, David and his wife, Wanda of Argyle; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great great grandson. She was preceded in death by 15 siblings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Monday, January 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle. Rev. Joseph Griffin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Freiburg in the spring. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2-9 pm and Monday from 9-10 am. There will be a Daughters of Isabella rosary Sunday at 3 pm and a parish vigil service at 7 pm. Both service will be at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to St. Joseph Catholic Church.