ESCANABA - Jeanne K. Savard, 81, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1939, in Gladstone, Mich, the daughter of Clarence and Norine (Kennelly) Closs. Jeanne attended Gladstone High School.
On November 28, 1953, Jeanne married John "Jack" Savard at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone.
Jean enjoyed spending time at the cottage, Monday night card parties with her brothers and sisters, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of The Arc of Delta County.
Jeanne is survived by daughters, Debra Belland of Gladstone and Gina Starr of Escanaba; sons, Michael Savard of Escanaba, Stephen (Doreen) Savard of Escanaba, John (Cindy) of Arizona, and Paul (Becky) Savard of Gladstone; brothers, John Closs of Gladstone and Bob Closs of Arizona; sisters, Patricia Demuse of Gladstone and Y'vonne Sepic of Gladstone; sisters-in-law, Marilynn Closs of Escanaba and Nancy Valind of West Bend, Wis.; grandchildren, Kris (Brittany Kanerva) Starr, Shane (Danielle) Starr, Eric (Pam) Belland, Carrie Belland, Sarah Belland, Ben (Jen) Savard, Suzie (Jason) Jorgenson, Kyle (Abby) Savard, Celena Savard, Skyler Savard, Samantha Savard, Adam Savard; and 15 great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John "Jack"; sister, Dorothy LaCrosse; brother, Clarence (Sonny) Closs, son-in-law, "BJ" Belland; and great-grandchildren, Matthew and Grace Jorgensen.
Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church with Rev. Eric Olson officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Savard family.