August 2022

Janet Ann (Pelkey) Smith

The daughter of the late Dorrell and Marcella (Campau) Pelkey was born on December 14, 1942 in Saginaw. She married Timothy J. Smith on May 25, 1963; he predeceased her on February 1, 2019, celebrating 55 years of marriage together. Janet retired from Community State Bank with over 25 years of service. Janet was a woman of great faith and member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish where she was very active in many church activities, including eucharistic minister, women’s guild and preparing funeral luncheons. (click here for more information)

Marianne M. Paquette

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and cousin passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, she was 77 years old. Marianne Margherita Cesere was born on July 15, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Peter L. and Ann J. (Napolitano) Cesere. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1962. On August 1, 1964 she married Robert L. Wenzel. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1978. She is survived by their children Robert (Tina) Wenzel and Lisa (Tim) Naessens and grandsons Brandon and Daniel Naessens. (click here for more information)

Jerry Michael Emeott

Entered into his Heavenly Home on Sunday, August 21, 2022, after a seven-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Jerry was born on November 6th, 1956, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Donald Sr. & Janet (Brush) Emeott, and was a 1975 graduate of Swan Valley High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after high school and served from 1976 until 1980 before enlisting in the Army that same year. Jerry met the love of his life Christine Haremski in 1984 through mutual friends and the two would be united in marriage on May 10th, 1986. (click here fore information)

Lori Ann (LaFray) Woolever

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper. She was 55 years old. Lori Ann LaFray was born on September 2, 1966, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Larry Lee and Mary Ann (Miller) LaFray. She was a proud 1984 graduate of Eisenhower High School. Following graduation Lori attended Delta College. (click here for more information)