Laurel Malnor, age 78, of the Lakeview Assisted Living Center in Gladstone (formerly of Ft Wayne, IN), passed away Saturday June 26, 2010 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba following a lengthy illness.
Laurel was born August 29, 1931 in Crystal Falls Township, MI the daughter of Joseph and Leola (Dahlbeck) Plourde. She was raised in the Danforth/Cornell areas and she was a 1949 graduate of Escanaba High School. Following graduation she worked for Joe Heirman as a secretary. Following her marriage to Matt Malnor on September 17, 1955 at All Saints Church in Gladstone, they moved to Columbia, Missouri. Prior to returning to Gladstone in 2008, they had resided in Elkhart, and Ft Wayne, IN for several years. Matt preceded her in death in 2000.
Laurel enjoyed oil painting, craftwork and flower arranging. She always looked forward to a competitive game of Dominos, and many referred to her as the Domino Queen. She also treasured her time vacationing in the Upper Peninsula with family and friends.
3 sons: Mark (Mary) Malnor of Rapid River, Paul and Mike Malnor of Ft. Wayne, IN
Daugher: Sylvia VanDeSompele of Elkhart, IN
3 brothers: Don Plourde, Gerry (Beverly)Plourde, and Norm Plourde, all of Cornell, MI
Sister: Charlotte (Rod) Rousseau of Soo Hill, MI
7 grandchildren: Nicholas, Emily, Stuart, Paige, Devin, Dana, and Sarah.
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
In addition to her parents and husband Matt, Laurel was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark VanDeSompele.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark, Mary, Stuart, Paige and all your family. All things beautiful last forever, kept within sweet memory.
Marilyn & Glendon Brown
Byrd and family,
I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mom was kind of like a second mom to me as much time as I spent at your house growing up. She’s definitely in a better place now.
Paul. My deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you.
Devin and Dana- so sorry about the loss of your grandmother.
Keep the memories close to your heart
Jean (Racine) Mc Coy
Sylvia..my sympathy and love goes out to you and your brothers. I always enjoyed your Mom and she is now in a better place with peace.
My deepest sympathy to Sylvia, Mark, Michael & Paul. I am sad that I can’t be with you today to say a final goodbye to dear Lori. Although I have not been a big part of Lori’s life in the past numerous years, I do have many many wonderful memories of earlier years. Lori was like a mom to me and then a grandmother to Sarah, which really meant more to me than you all may know.I will always cherish the wonderful times we had – the great food and family gatherings especially in Fort Wayne. I thank you all for sharing her with me….
Mary, Mark & Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.
Carol & Mike DeShambo