LaFern LaPoe age 75, of Clare, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 22, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born the daughter of George and Mable (Hall) Lucas, on Jan. 15, 1938, in Battle Creek, Michigan. She married Richard “Dick” LaPoe on June 19, 1956 and he survives her. Dick and LaFern moved to Clare from Mt. Pleasant in 1970. She was a “Farm Wife’ who enjoyed being Mom and Grandma, ball games, traveling, and had been the nursery caregiver at her church for perhaps 25 years.
Surviving are her husband Dick, her Children Laurie and Tom Myers of Mt. Pleasant, Kathy Lunn of Clare, Mike and Kathleen LaPoe of Clare, Jeff and Lori LaPoe of Mt. Pleasant, and Brad and Jami LaPoe of Clare, and her sister-in-law Arlene Skelton of Washington. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 AM at the Brown Corners United Brethren in Christ Church with pastors Chuck Malson and Jim Young officiating. Friends may meet with her family on Friday at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorials may be directed to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Make-A-Wish. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to sign the LaPoe family tribute wall at http://www.stephenson-wyman.com/