2013-05-30 / Obituaries

Merle I. Lamirand


Merle I. Lamirand Merle I. Lamirand MANISTIQUE – Merle I. Lamirand, 90, of River Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

Merle was born June 16, 1922, in Marinette, Wis., the daughter of Felix and Viola (Carlson) Pearson. She graduated from Manistique High School.

On May 14, 1941, Merle married Sherwood J. Lamirand in Detroit, Mich. Sherwood preceded Merle in death on May 21, 1987.

Merle was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and also the Ida Chapter No. 54 O.E.S. of Manistique and Job’s Daughters of Manistique. She enjoyed working in her garden, canning and going camping.

Merle is survived by her daughters, Sharon (John) Robere and Sheila (Keith) Aldrich, both of Manistique; grandchildren, Mike (Tanya) Hoar, Trisha (Wayne) James and Dr. Keith (Courtney Shephard) Aldrich, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Robert, Danika and Dillon Hoar. In addition to her parents and husband, Merle was preceded in death by a sister.

Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Manistique.

On line condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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