Saturday, April 25, 2020

Laura Jean Petsch
    Laura Jean Petsch, who preferred to go by Jean, of Webberville, MI was born on April 22, 1923. She unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Jean lived a long beautiful life to the age of 96, missing her 97th birthday by just three days.
    Jean of was one of four children. All of her siblings preceded her in death: Don, George, and Gladys. She was a loving mother of two daughters: Patty, and Bonnie whom preceded her in death as well. Grandmother of 6: Ken (Stacie), Kim (Ted), Tony (Becky), Mindy, Tonya and Ashley. Great Grandmother of 8: Kaelyn, Sydney, Kenadie, Aeries, Caleb, Phyllis, Leila, and William.
    Jean married the love of her life in 1952, Walter—who is now deceased. They spent many years on the farm they had established together raising cows, chickens, rabbits, and many other animals. Jean enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and using her homegrown vegetables to can food.
    Through the years she took pleasure in bird watching. You could find several bird feeders throughout her yard, along with different flowers to attract a variety of birds. Jean and Walter would frequent the Williamston Senior Center where they were able to enjoy taking many trips with their friends. Jean would spend her Sunday mornings attending service at Oak Grove United Methodist Church where she was fond of watching Walt sing in the choir. In the last few years of her life she would pass her time with her friends at Olive Branch Assisted Living playing bingo and doing word finders.
    A private funeral service was held for immediate family members on Wednesday, April 22. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a later date for friends and family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the family, and online condolences can be expressed at 

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