Yvonne “Susan” Lemerand, 74, Wells, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Menominee on September 18, 1940, the daughter of Verne and Harriet (Smith) Moran.
Susan was raised in Carney, MI, attended Carney High School, and graduated from Stephenson High School in 1957.
On July 11, 1959, she married John Lemerand at St. Bruno’s Church in Carney.
Susan worked as a teacher’s aide for the Escanaba Area Schools until she returned to school and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Michigan University in 1976. She then began teaching at Flat Rock Elementary in 1976 until her retirement in 2001.
Susan loved shopping, gardening, painting watercolors, and drawing. She also loved to traveling to places such as; England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Mexico, and Hawaii.
She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and also taught CCD for many years.
Susan is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John; daughters, Cathy (Michael) Narsete of Houston, TX and Sandy Lemerand of Escanaba; sons, Mark( Alice) Lemerand and Mike Lemerand of Escanaba and Jeff (Lynn) Lemerand of Freeland, MI; brothers, Mike Moran and Tim Moran; 10 grandchildren, Ryan (Cathy) Gendreau, McKinze (Josh) Mott, Andrew Gendreau, Marie Clark, John Lemerand, Michael Narsete, Connor Narsete, Michael Lemerand, Elle Lemerand, and Esther Lemerand; and great grandchildren, McKayla and Madison Mott, Zachary and Amelia Gendreau, and Gabe and Anna Lemerand.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Pat Moran.
will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church with Rev. Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Lemerand family.