Lenore M. Klee

Resided in Wilson, Michigan
Died September 30th, 2019

Lenore M. Klee, 82, of Wilson, passed away early Monday morning, September 30, 2019 at U.P. Health System – Marquette.

She was born on June 30, 1937 in Wilson, daughter of Charles and Anna (Vandermissen) LaFave.  Lenore graduated from Harris High School in 1955 and was a lifelong resident of the Wilson area.

On June 11, 1955, Lenore married the love of her life Emil W. Klee at St. Francis Xavier Church.  Emil and Lenore raised eight children together.  He preceded her in death on February 25, 2009.

Lenore worked for Men-O-Mee as a driver for special need adults for several years.  She loved children and they loved her.  She was known by grandma to many.

She loved making blankets for others. Lenore always made others feel loved with her afghans, quilts or a hug.  Whether given to the fire and police departments, homeless, overseas, or the many family and friends she gifted her “nanny blankets” to over the years, they were all made with love.  Lenore also loved to sew, knit and was known for her apple bars she made for every occasion and everyone.

Lenore was a member of St. John Neumann Church in Spalding.

Among survivors include her children, Jerry Klee of Florida, Cindy (Jack) Bedard of Gladstone, Larry (Janice) Klee of Wilson, Janis (Mike) Carley of Nadeau, Jim (Sharon) Klee of Bark River, Sheri (Kevin) LaBonte of Powers, Christine (David) Pfeiff of Wilson and Mary (Dale) LaBonte of Powers; 26      grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; siblings, Rita Lucchesi of Ohio, Delores (Melvin) Sanford of Kingsford, Emil (Linda) LaFave) of Wilson, Geraldine LaFave of Powers, Hubert LaFave of Wilson, Darlene (Gerald) Gagne of Spalding, Glen (Debbie) LaFave of Stephenson and Karen (Mark) Bergstrom of Bark River; brother in law, Paul Moroni of Bark River; special aunt and friend, Elmie Dombrowski; special friends, Debbie Nelson and Lenore Allard; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, Andrew “Chicky” LaFave; sister, Lois Moroni; and grandson, Riley Klee.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 4th from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Central Time) at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding.  The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Monsignor Michael Steber officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in the Spalding Twp. Cemetery.  At the conclusion of the services, a luncheon will take place in the church hall.

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14 Tributes to “Lenore M. Klee”

  1. Chris,Paige and family’s I’m so sorry to hear the news of the passing of your mom and grandma my heart goes out to all of you and I pray you find peace and remember all the wonderful times together
    Love Debbie Mokszycke

  2. I grew up just opposite the highway where they lived (Bellefeuil Rd.) and went to school with, and knew most of the kids. Sheri was in my class. My condolences to the family and friends of Lenore. She was a very nice lady and always friendly when I was there.

  3. sheri and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace now. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Debbie

  4. Sorry for your loss of Gramma Klee. I enjoyed meeting her and fell in love with her kindness.
    I hope all your happy memories carry you through this sad time. Love and hugs to all.

  5. to the entire family
    We are so sorry for your loss, your parents raised a beautiful family, keep all those great family memories in your hearts.
    we will miss her and her kind smile. She was always so friendly
    we will remember her in our prayers
    with deep sympathy
    Joque & Denese Piatt

  6. Chris and family, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. May God be with her and your family.

  7. So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My heart weeps for all of you. With deepest sympathy.

  8. With deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. My heart weeps for all of you.

  9. Me and Rachel are so very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed when I met her, she was such a wonderful woman.

  10. I was so sorry to read that Lenore had passed away . I am Betty Bergeon , I worked at st Francis in special care , Lenore and I Had become friends over the years. I am unable to come to the funeral but, did want to express my sympathy to the family. So sorry.

  11. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. A mass will be said in Lenore’s honor. Bonnie and Jeri

  12. I am sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

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