OVID, Mich. - Barbara J. VanEffen, 71 of rural Ovid, died on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan following a battle with cancer.
Barb was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Rapid River, the daughter of Martin and Lucille (Lagerquist) Schroeder.
On March 1, 1957 she married Gary VanEffen. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1996. She graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School in 1981 and had worked at Lear Corp. in Elsie for several years.
She is survived by her sons, Francis of Roscommon, Mich., Todd of Fowlerville, Mich. and Gary (Jenae) VanEffen of Owosso; and daughter, Lucy (Dennis) Strachota of Elsie, Mich; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Marlene Schroeder and Shirley Olson; and brother, Doug (Pam) Schroder.
She was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Robbie; and sister, Dolly Yurtanas; parents and brother, Lee.
At Barb's request there will be no services or visitation.