Lois Mazur Lemerand, 85, formerly of Escanaba and Powers died peacefully Friday, August 3, 2018, with her daughter and her caregiver at her side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Lois was born in Escanaba on August 17, 1932, daughter of Jerry and Anne (Olson) Charbonneau. She was raised in Whitney and graduated from Bark River Harris High School in 1951.
On January 24, 1953, Lois married Stanley Mazur in Perronville. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage and raised their two children.
She worked as a teachers’ aide at North Central Schools, owned and operated The Spalding Bakery, and worked at bakeries at the Powers IGA and Wally’s IGA. She also worked in the kitchen in Pinecrest.
Lois was well known for her cooking and baking, especially making wedding and birthday cakes. She loved being outside; gardening, watching the birds, the deer and the night sky. She treasured time spent with her sister; going on walks, visiting their brother in Oregon, playing cards and going on casino trips. She was an expert at finding four leaf clovers, Petoskey stones and lucky pennies.
Among survivors are her children, Jim (Judy) Mazur of Holland, MI, and Bonnie Mazur of Menominee, MI; granddaughter, Haley Mazur; many nieces, nephews and several cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Anne; husband, Stanley; step mother, Ada Pitcher Charbonneau; granddaughter, Chelsea Mazur; siblings, Jerrianne Charbonneau and Robert Filback; and special aunt and uncle, Ollie and Peter Kreutzer.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org) or your local animal shelter.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Mazur Lemerand family.