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Obituary: Dolores Bastian

As received from the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home:

Dolores Bastian 92, a resident of Calumet and currently residing at PortagePointe passed away peacefully on Saturday morning March 2, 2019

She was born on September 12, 1926 in Hubbell a daughter of late Wilfred and Veronica (Perrault) Poisson.

Dolores graduated from Lake Linden Hubbell High School with the class of 1944.

Following graduation, Dolores worked at the Copper Country Cheese Co-op in Dollar Bay and at Gartners in Hancock.

On September 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to Francis “Jack” Bastian and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2003.

In 1968 she moved with her family to Redford where they resided for 20 years only to return to Calumet to retire.

Dolores was a very talented seamstress. She also loved to knit and crochet. She was still crocheting afghans for her great grandchildren a year ago.

Preceding her in death were 5 brothers: Joseph, Herman, Robert, Francis, and Jerome, 2 sisters: Marie Stevens and Patsy Arens, daughter: Marcia, grandson: Sean and 2 daughters-in-law: Janis and Lori.

Surviving are:

6 children:John (Vicki) Bastian of Laurium
Bruce (Rose) Bastian of Redford, MI
Dennis (Patsy) Bastian of Laurium
Gary (Mary) Bastian of Livonia, MI
Jean (Joel) Smith of New Boston, MI
Tim Bastian (Suzanne Beauvais) of Southgate, MI

9 grandchildren: David (Pam) Bastian of Calumet
Craig (Tanya) Bastian of Mohawk
Jeffrey (Jill) Bastian of Allen, Texas
Eric (Jennifer) Bastian of Grand Haven, MI
Veronica (Chris) Zitterman of Canton, MI
Jennifer Bastian of Novi, MI
Joel (Jamie) Smith of New Boston, MI
Carrie (Chad) Sinclair of New Boston, MI
Jerry (Sara) Ferrier of Waterford, MI

16 Great grandchildren

Sisters: Bernadette Genovesi of Hubbell, Mary “Toni” Bastian of White Lake, MI and sister in law Sharon Poisson of Hubbell.

And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to thank Garden View Assisted Living and PortagePointe for the excellent care she was given.

Visitation will be held on Friday March 8, 2019 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet from 5-7 PM.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 12:00 in the Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Gracious Pulimoottil to officiate and assisted by Deacon Art Stancher

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

Online condolences can be left for the family at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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