Jace Harlow Botsford, age 26, of Rapid River, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, at his home in Gladstone, of natural causes.
Jace was born October 27, 1993 in Marquette, MI, along with his twin brother Kade, on his mother’s birthday. His parents, John and Julie (Valiquette) Gudwer, raised their family in Escanaba and Rapid River where he made many wonderful friendships in both communities.
Jace was a 2012 graduate of Rapid River High School and a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School in Escanaba. Jace worked at The Village Salon, along with his mother, in Rapid River where he made many friends. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River and he loved the Lord.
To know Jace was to love him. He was a true light, spreading love, kindness, joy and certainly laughter to everyone he touched.
Jace loved being with his family, friends and all of his pets.
He enjoyed the outdoors, music and he loved to play guitar.
In an addition to his parents, Jace is survived by brothers:
Robert Henry (Ashley) Botsford IV, nephews Rory and Calvin;
Derek John (Kathryn) Botsford, niece Sophie and new nephew;
Kade (Caitlin) Botsford, nephew Forrest and niece Lena Harlow.
Grandparents: John and JoAnn Gudwer Sr; Patricia Valiquette
Great Grandmother : Lillian Wery
Special friend: Gwendolyn Atkins
Uncles: Jeff, Dana, Mike, Greg and Matthew Valiquette;
Tom Gudwer and Bill Sykes
Aunts: Beth Gudwer, Marijo Shonubi, Luann Valiquette, Pam Blanchard and Kathie MacLachlan
Many loving Great Aunts, Great Uncles and dear cousins
Jace was preceded in death by:
Grandparents: Dwain and Lorraine (Oja) Valiquette
Great Grandparents: Cecil Wery, Francis and Joan Gudwer
Uncle Bola Shonubi and Aunt Rhonda Valiquette
Jace will be sadly missed forever but will always live in our hearts.
We love you big as the sky forever and ever.
Rest in Peace our Love.
A family graveside service for Jace will be held on October 10th 2020 at Gladstone Fernwood Cemetery, with Pastor Stephen Gauger officiating. To Celebrate the Life of Jace a gathering will follow from 3pm to 6pm at the Rapid River Lions Club and all are welcome!
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.