ESCANABA - Jeanne K. Savard, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. She was surrounded by her family and will be dearly missed.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1939, in Gladstone, daughter of Clarence and Norine Kenneally. Jeanne attended Gladstone High School.
On Nov. 28, 1953, Jeanne married John "Jack" Savard at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone.
Jeanne K. Savard
Jean enjoyed spending time at the cottage, Monday afternoon card gatherings with her brothers and sisters, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a member of The Arc of Delta County.
Jeanne is survived by daughters, Debra Belland of Escanaba and Gina Starr of Escanaba; sons, Michael Savard of Escanaba, Stephen (Doreen) Savard of Escanaba, John (Cindy) of Arizona, and Paul (Becky) Savard of Gladstone; brothers, John Closs of Gladstone, and Bob Closs of Arizona; sisters, Patricia (Loyst) Demeuse of Gladstone and Y'vonne (Jack) Sepic of Gladstone; sisters-in-law, Nancy Valind of West Bend, Wis., Marilyn Closs of Escanaba; grandchildren, Eric (Pam) Belland, Carrie Belland, Sarah Belland, Kris (Brittany Kanerva) Starr, Shane (Danielle) Starr, Ben (Jen) Savard, Suzie (Jason) Jorgenson, Kyle (Abby) Savard, Celena Savard, Skyler Savard, Samantha Savard, Adam Savard; 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John "Jack"; sister, Dorothy LaCrosse; brother, Clarence "Sonny" Closs; brother-in-law, Knight Valind; sister-in-law, Joyce Closs; son-in-law, "BJ" Belland and great grandchildren, Matthew and Grace Jorgensen.
Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church with Rev. Eric Olson officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Savard family.