Beverly Jean Menard

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died May 22, 2021

Beverly Jean Menard, age 88, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, May 22, 2021 at the Bishop Noa Home surrounded by her loving family.

Bev was born January 7, 1933, in Escanaba, the daughter of Earl and Irene (LaBlanc) Reno. She attended Escanaba Public Schools and later worked very hard to receive her GED.

Bev was united in marriage to Walter Menard on June 7, 1950 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wells, MI. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and beautiful homemaker. After her children were grown she worked at the Lencor Motel, Pioneer Motor Inn, Woolworths, and ended her working career at the Bishop Noa Home as a housekeeper and CNA.

In her later years, she made many new friends. Going to the Fair and Christmas were her two favorite times of the year. She loved watching birds, doing puzzles, watching television, especially “Days of Our Lives” with her daughters at 1:00 PM every weekday afternoon.

“Putzing” was her favorite thing to do to pass the time. She absolutely loved people and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and all her friends. Bev enjoyed going to the Stonehouse for lunch with her family. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Bev was also a lifelong member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Bev is survived by:
Her 6 Children: Jean (Don) Morreau, Kristine (John) Gallant, Jim (Micky) Menard, Connie (Mark) Billings, Cheryl (Bruce) Larson, and Gary (Karen) Menard.
21 Grandchildren
33 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Granddaughter due to arrive in June
2 Great Great Grandsons
And Brother-in-Law: Wayne Berthaume

In addition to her Parents Bev is preceded in death by:
her Husband and Father of her Children: Walter.
Brothers: Allen (Jeanette) Reno, Earl (Betty) Reno
Sisters: JoAnne (Clarence) Robitaille, Judy Berthaume
Infant Sister: Donna
Son-in-Law: Brian Billings
Several Nieces, Nephews, and angel baby Grandchildren.

Bev’s family would like to thank Bishop Noa Home for all the care and kindness they gave to her. A special thank you to all the caring staff, especially nurses Stevie, Melinda, and Ashley.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 1:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Bev will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum in Wells, MI. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will not be a luncheon. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Menard family.

6 Tributes for “Beverly Jean Menard

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Bev was a beautiful and kind woman. I remember getting a Keep Christ in Christmas sign for her years ago when she enquired about one for a friend of hers. May the memories you have of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother bring a smile to your face. She may be gone physically but spiritually she will always be with you.

    I was so sorry to see that your wonderful mother passed. I sure enjoyed getting to know her and visit with her before covid hit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bonnie DeMay ( Betty Ericksons daughter)

    I am very sorry about your mother passing and going to heaven. She was a great lady and have memories of her over the years. I am very sorry again and will keep you all in prayers.

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Bev. She was such a caring and loving person to be around. I am so grateful I got to know her and spend time with her through the years. I enjoyed getting breakfast with her after church and spending time together while she was at Bishop Noa with my grandpa. I’m sure her and Earl have a lot of catching up to do!

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    It was a pleasure to know your dear mom when she and my mom (Hazel) were roommates at Bishop Noa Home. Your mom was such a lovely person. She had such a warmth about her. I will remember her with great fondness. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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