On Thursday April 20, 2017 Elieser “Ellie” Lemerand, 77, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at OSF St. Francis Hospital.
Ellie was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 25, 1939. In 1959 she married Pedro Manuel Onate in Mexico City. They had three beautiful children.
Ellie later moved to Escanaba where she worked as a cook at OSF St. Francis Hospital.
She enjoyed knitting, making crafts, playing bingo, reading and traveling. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren.
Ellie is survived by her daughters, Maribel (Ed Marenger) Perryman of Escanaba, Rocio (Donny Deidrick) Orzel of Janesville WI; son, Francisco “Paco” Onate of Escanaba; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Kurzendoerfer, Christopher Perryman, Zach Belles, Anthony (Katlyn) Onate, Nicholas Onate, Marissa Onate, Donnika Deidrick and Karlena Onate; great grandchildren, Joshua Perryman, Jaylen Perryman, David Kurzendoerfer, Jacob Perryman, Abraham Perryman, Isabel Perryman, Ashton Kurzendoerfer and future great grand baby, Everly; son in law, C. John Perryman and daughter in law, Nicki Lanaville; sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Monday April 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral sevice will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the dining area at the funeral home.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.