THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lois Mazur Lemerand
Issue Date: August 9, 2018
Lois Mazur Lemerand, 85, formerly of Escanaba and Powers, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 with her daughter and her caregiver at her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Born Aug. 17, 1932 in Escanaba, to Jerry and Anne (Olson) Charbonneau, she was raised in Whitney and graduated from Bark River Harris High School in 1951. On Jan. 24, 1953, she married Stanley Mazur in Perronville and they were married for 35 years and raised two children.
She worked as a teachers' aide at North Central Schools, owned and operated The Spalding Bakery, worked at bakeries at the Powers IGA and Wally's IGA and also in the kitchen at Pinecrest.
Well known for her cooking and baking, she made wedding and birthday cakes, loved being outside, gardening and watching the birds, the deer and the night sky. She treasured time with her sister, going on walks, visiting their brother in Oregon, playing cards, going on casino trips and was an expert at finding four-leaf clovers, Petoskey stones and lucky pennies.
Survivors include two children, Jim (Judy) Mazur of Holland, Mi. and Bonnie Mazur of Menominee, Mi.; a granddaughter, Haley Mazur and many nieces; nephews and cousins.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her step-mother, Ada Pitcher Charbonneau; a granddaughter, Chelsea Mazur; two siblings, Jerrianne Charbonneau and Robert Filback and a special aunt and uncle, Ollie and Peter Kreutzer.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association https://www.alz.org or a local animal shelter. Crawford Funeral Homes of Escanaba is assisting the family with arrangements.