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Obituary: Carol May LaFernier

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home:

Carol May LaFernier, age 87 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on Friday, April 8th, 2022 at Bayside Village in L’Anse, MI.

She was born May 12, 1934 in Spalding, MI daughter of Lawrence and Irene (Poupore) Velmer. Carol attended school in L’Anse. She married Earl LaFernier on May 16, 1953 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in L’Anse. Carol worked at a nurses aide at Winkler’s and Bayside Village for over 25 years.

Carol enjoyed gardening, house plants, watching nature and birds, cooking, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Dale LaFernier of L’Anse, Kristine (Mike) Loftquist of L’Anse, Debra (Mark) Fuller of L’Anse, Robert (Janet) LaFernier Skanee, Kevin LaFernier pf L’Anse, Joe LaFernier of Keweenaw Bay; brothers, Bob (Shirley) Velmer of Baraga, Richard (Donna) Velmer of L’Anse; sisters, Patsy Velmer of Baraga, Rosemary (Bill) Heikkinen of Elo, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in are her husband Earl LaFernier; son Kenneth LaFernier; daughter-in-law Susan LaFernier; sister Barbara Cline; brothers, Melvin, Joseph, Kenneth, and James Velmer.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 14th at11:00 a.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Assinins Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may sign Carol’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.

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