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Yvonne Reum (Teets)

May 22, 1934 - November 13, 2016

Funeral Services: November 19, 2016

Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Yvonne (Vonnie) Reum, 82, of Charlotte, died unexpectedly at her home on November 13, 2016. Yvonne was born May 22, 1934 in Burlington Township in Lapeer County to Voyle and Shirley (Lucas) Teets. She graduated from Brown City High School in 1952. Yvonne married Duane Reum on June 14, 1957 in Dundee, Mich., and they have been married for 60 years.
Yvonne loved baking and she had her own cake business called Cakes by Yvonne making cakes for numerous weddings and graduations. Her family called her a confectionary artist because of the beautiful wedding cakes she designed and the cupcakes and brownies that she made. Last year she won the Eaton County Farm Bureau annual meeting dessert contest with her original delicious gooey cookie bars. She loved family gatherings where she would prepare a large meal and bake homemade breads and rolls. Yvonne also loved playing the piano, singing, reading, sewing and solving crossword puzzles. All are hobbies that she has handed down to each of her children and grandchildren. Her most recent proud accomplishment was her completion of the Lymphoma Society 5k walk.
She will be remembered for being a lady that was happy taking care of others and loved paying it forward. She also had a very warm and wonderful laugh and a very big heart. Yvonne loved animals and had many beloved pets through the years. Yvonne was a very devoted Christian and has attended the Oneida Gospel church for many years. Above all, Yvonne is most proud of her children and grandchildren.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Duane; children, Pamela (Tony) Martin, Donald (Georgia) Reum, Vickie Hintz, Diane Lane, Brenda Reum, and Jennifer (Ted) Reum; grandchildren, Nicole (Brandon) Adams, Timothy (Karen) Lane, Ashley Hintz, Sara (Brian) Fulcher, Kari (Brooks) Treat, Jodi (Rick) Kuiper, Sam Lane, Alexander Arft, Andrew Arft, Lillian Arft and Meredith Arft; great-grandchildren, Derik Roll, Delanie Roll, Joslynn Lane, Trystan Lane, Dakota Fulcher, Paige Treat, Liam Treat, Olivia Kuiper and Owen Kuiper; brother, Harry (Nancy) Teets; and Duane’s six sisters and their families along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Voyle and Shirley Teets; and granddaughter, Simone Arft.
A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, November 19 at the Oneida Gospel Church, at noon with Pastor Larry Schrauger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Oneida Gospel Missions. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Yvonne on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.

Funeral Arrangements by: Pray Funeral Home

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John W Frank

April 5, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Funeral Services: November 28, 2016

John W. Frank, 79, of Charlotte, died November 20, 2016 after a lengthy illness. John was born on April 5, 1937 in Charlotte, the son of Oscar and Helen (Worden) Frank. He was a Grand Ledge High School graduate and had served his country in the United States Marine Corp. On March 4, 1961, he married Collette Rose, daughter of Harold and Nancy (Farrier) Rose. He retired after 32 years at the GM-Oldsmobile plant in Lansing, starting out working on the engine block floor and retiring as a supervisor there. John loved cars, music, woodworking, and having coffee with friends at Willie’s Restaurant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jamie; and sister, Darlene Briskie.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Collette; son, Jeffrey (Linda) Frank; daughter, Marcie Julson; and four grandsons.
Services will be held Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Pastor John Bailey officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 3 to 5 p.m. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte.
Online condolences may be made at Burkhead-GreenFuneralHome.com.

Funeral Arrangements by: Burkhead-Green Funeral Home

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