Jeanne M. Proehl, age 95, of Rapid River, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at home.
Jeanne was born December 24, 1924 in Norway, Michigan to Ignace Joseph “Patrick” Gendron and Stella (LaVigne) Gendron.
Jeanne has joined her husband of 60 years in eternal rest. Jeanne Gendron and Bert Proehl were united in marriage at St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on June 10, 1944 and remained lifelong members.They raised their seven children on the family farm.
Jeanne loved cooking and baking bread. She enjoyed farming and gardening. Jeanne also loved to travel.
Jeanne is survived by:
6 Children: Donna (Lorenzo) Greco of Sault Saint Marie, Ontario
John (Sherry) Proehl
Sue (Bruce) Broman
Lois LaChance of Rapid River
Douglas (Sherry) Proehl of Luxemburg, WI
1 Sister: Rosiland Schultz of Norway
4 Brothers: Gerald (Judy) Gendron of Iron Mountain
George (Diane) Gendron of Norway
William (Shirley) Gendron of Norway
Ronald (Karen) Gendron of Norway
2 Sister-In-Laws: Jeanette Gendron and Joanne Gendron
21 Grandchildren: Chris & Betty Jo Proehl, Ben & April Proehl, Andrea Greco & Tony Bumbacco, Paul & Kayla Greco, Nicole & Mark Russel, Adrienne & Adam Wiltzer, Renee LaChance & Zack Truitt, Janine & Dean LaChance, Ashley (Eric), Allison & Caitlin Proehl.
18 Great Grandchildren
And many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
In addition to her Parents and Husband, Bert, Jeanne was preceded in death by:
Son: Paul Proehl
Grandson: Patrick Proehl
And 5 Brothers: Richard, Robert, Eugene, Donald, and Patrick Gendron
Private services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Rapid River. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Proehl family.