2013-09-26 / Obituaries

Lila M. Paradise


Lila M. Paradise Lila M. Paradise MANISTIQUE – Lila M. Paradise, 97, of Manistique, Mich., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Manistique, the daughter of LaFayette and Eulalia (Losey) Archey and attended Manistique area schools.

On Sept. 23, 1935, the former Lila M. Archey married Orville J. Paradise in Manistique. They made their home and raised their family in Manistique. Orville preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1986.

Lila ran a home daycare and was a homemaker, who enjoyed being home with her family, knitting and crocheting, working in her flower garden, and playing bingo.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Della) Paradise of Mason, Mich. and David Paradise of Manistique; daughter, Alice (John) Sklar of Lansing, Mich.; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Dale and

Wayne Paradise; brothers, Jesse, Henry, Charles, Roy and Norman Archey; and sisters, Fern Trekas, Bertha Wood, Nancy Boals and Grace Woodruff.

Visitation was held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. Funeral services followed at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Edward Liesku officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery at Manistique.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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