Jeanette Marion Flath

ESCANABA — Jeanette Marion Flath, 90, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2018, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Bark River. She was born on July 26, 1927, the daughter of Wallace and Lula Belle (Moore) Starrine. Jeanette grew up in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1946. The former Jeanette Starrine married Warren Flath on April 12, 1947, in Marinette, Wis., and together they raised four children. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2007. Throughout the years, Jeanette worked at various places including Lou’s Beauty Shop, The Fair Store, LeCaptain’s, The Family Tree, and as a teacher’s aide and exercise instructor at the Escanaba Civic Center. Jeanette enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, knitting, crocheting, puzzles, and gardening. She was an active member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Escanaba.

Jeanette M. Flath is survived by son, Russell (Deanna) Flath; daughters, Linda Gibson, and Trisha (Mark) Backlund; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jeanette was preceded in death by son, Leslie Flath; and brothers, Richard, Louis, Vaughn, and Harold Starrine.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Jeanette will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Doletzky officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring of the year.

The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Cedar Hill Assisted Living, U.P. Health System Home Care & Hospice, Scott Olson, Avis Fairchild, and Joan Dufour. The Anderson Funeral Homes are assisting the Flath family and online condolences can be sent at