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Geraldine Ruth (Matzke) LaFleure

August 9, 1941 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 77)

Geraldine Ruth LaFleure, 77, of Alpena passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Geraldine Ruth Matzke was born August 9, 1941 in Alpena to the late Charles and Edna (VanSipe) Metzke. On September 19, 1959 she married Henry LaFleure. He preceded her in death on February 29, 2012. Together they enjoyed camping in St. Ignace and road trips. Geraldine was a lifetime member of the Alpena V.F.W. 2496 Auxiliary and the Eagles 1241. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are two children, Sally (Shawn Arsenault) LaFleure, Hank (Melinda) LaFleure; daughter-in-law, Charity LaFleure; 6 grandchildren, Tommy Stoinski, Michael Stoinski, Tyler, Megan, Nathan, Andrew LaFleure; brother, Jay (Linda) Metzke; sister, Donna Dietz; and sister-in-law, Jackie Metzke.

Mrs. LaFleure was preceded in death by her son, Larry LaFleure; 7 siblings, Doug Metzke, Sally Nevins, William Metzke, Vernon Metzke, Richard Metzke, Marion Kerr, and Charles Metzke.

Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday at the Bannan Funeral Home from noon until the memorial service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Warren Hoffman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends Together.

Donations may be made to:

Friends Together
105 Prentiss Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-3231