Jeanne M. Proehl

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died November 6, 2020

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
Arne Proehl
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.

4 Tributes for “Jeanne M. Proehl

    Saddened to hear of Jeanne’s passing. We had lots of good time when my parents visited from India. Now she is happy in heaven with Bert.
    With love and prayers,
    Mitzi and Tom Brayak
    And the Murzello family.

    Grandma we love and miss you so very much! I hold on to the memories I have and cherish them. Your tight loving hugs, your beautiful smile, and your kind eyes. You always listened and loved with all your heart! You will forever be in all of our hearts! For now God has taken you to be with grandpa, until we meet again, watch over all of us. We will most definitely be carrying your love with us! Love you always grandma

    Grandma was truly remarkable. She had the biggest heart, full of love for all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and anyone else she met. She always made sure everyone was cared for before herself. Her selflessness, generosity, and kindness will never be forgotten and I am blessed I had the opportunity to know her.

    I know you’re looking down on us and that you’re finally in peace. Give grandpa a hug in heaven and I will see you again soon, grandma. I love you and miss you

    Doug and the entire Proehl family, I was so sad to hear of Jeanne’s passing, she always had such a big smile whenever I would see her on my visits home. Some of my most cherished childhood memories involve the farm and its surroundings.

    Wishing you peace to bring to comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever fill your hearts.

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