Elaine “Tootsie” M. LeClaire

Resided in Manistique, MI
Died January 16th, 2016

Elaine M. “Tootsie” LeClaire, 70, passed away Friday evening, December 16, 2016 at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born on November 12, 1946 in Escanaba, daughter of Margaret “Maggie” L. Feathers.

Elaine was raised in Nahma and attended Nahma School.

Elaine enjoyed to dress up, shop, shoot pool with her friends and was always crafty and creative and made dolls among other keepsakes.

Among survivors include her two sons, Billy and Eddie; brother, Brian Schwartz of Royal Oak, MI; sister, Jeannie Dedassige of Escanaba; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, David and daughter, Connie.

Visitation will be on Saturday, December 24th with family visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then public visitation beginning at 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 12 noon with Deacon Terry Saunders officiating.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the LeClaire family.

2 Tributes to “Elaine “Tootsie” M. LeClaire”

  1. I love you grandma Tootsie, I will see you again. I wish I would have been notified that you had passed on, but it happened and that can’t be changed. At least I found out before the service, so I can be there for you now. It would have been nice to give you a traditional native funeral, you would have loved it! I’m sorry about not making arrangements for you, because none of your 10 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandbabies were mentioned.Sonny is excited to say goodbye to you, he’s just sad that you won’t be able to talk back to him. He misses you. I love and will see you soon!

  2. Dear LeClaire family, you all have my sympathy. The death of a loved one causes us deep pain. At Jeremiah 31:13, Almighty God has promised, “I will change their mourning into exultation. I will comfort them and give them joy instead of their grief.” No doubt you look forward to the fulfillment of that promise. Until then, you can fully rely on “the God of tender mercies and the God of all comfort” to give you the strength and endurance to cope during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

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