Laurie Fitch, age 72 of Hubbard Lake was called home to be with the Lord on July 15, 2021. She previously resided in Lansing, Dewitt and Bath MI.
A graduate of Lansing Everett High School, she was a full-time stay at home mother and ran a daycare center out of her home in Lansing until her children were older. She was employed for 25 years at the Michigan State University, Broad College of Business Departments of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. After retirement, she moved to Hubbard Lake and also enjoyed winters in Orange Beach Alabama. Laurie loved spoiling her family, especially her grandchildren.
Laurie was preceded in death by her parents, Marie (Warren) and Paul Gierman and Thomas Dunavant, niece Tammy Taylor and brother-in-law Daniel Wright.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Fitch, children Shellie Bailey of Tulsa OK, Steven (Carmen) Fitch of Lansing MI, Laura (William) Stubbs of Ypsilanti MI, Andrea (Steve) Gillum of Flat Rock MI, Erin (Erik) Smith of Alpena MI and honorary son Scott W. Reed of Lansing MI; sisters Lynne Wright of Grand Ledge Mi and Hubbard Lake, Deb (Steve) Cutshaw of Charlottesville VA, Rhonda (Richard) Grant of Eaton Rapids MI and Jill (David) Whitmore of Indian River MI. Laurie cherished her 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews who will remember her with fondness.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the treatment and kindness shown to her by the physicians and nurses and medical staff at Alpena MidMichigan Hospital and Cancer Center.
Her Funeral and Interment has occurred in Lansing. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Ossineke at 6:00PM on Thursday August 5, 2021. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Local arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital or Hospice of Michigan.