Lenore G. Kalbfleisch

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Lenore G. Kalbfleisch

October 27, 1938 - November 30, 2018

Lenore G. Kalbfleisch Lenore Grace Kalbfleisch, loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother, passed onto eternal life on Nov. 30 at the Cherry Hill Haven's Memory Care Unit, where she was a resident for two years. She was surrounded by her family during the time of death.
Lenore as born in St. Ignace on Oct. 27, 1938, the daughter of Charles and Agnes Allen. She graduated from LaSalle High School in 1957 and married "the love of her life," Selden Kalbfleisch, on June 27, 1959 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in St. Ignace.
She was a very active member of the class of '57 and had many good friends. She was Homecoming Queen at LaSalle High School and Miss St. Ignace during the Mackinac Bridge opening ceremonies.
She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years; her daughter, Julie (Andrew) Farrell, of Crown Point, Indiana, and their children, Ryan and Courtney; her son, Robert (Sara) and his son, Tristen, of Traverse City; and her youngest son, Michael (Amy) and his daughters, Izzy and Kinsey, of Byron Center. Also surviving are her sister, Carol, of Cadillac; brother, Dale, of Chicago; brother, Jim (Mary), of Atlanta; sister, Linda (Pat), of Owosso; and sister-in-law, Deanna Allen, of Marquette.
Lenore and Selden lived in California, Marquette, Ann Arbor and Lansing before moving to Traverse City in 1969. They were members of St. Francis Catholic Church, where they volunteered in the hospital ministry plus other church activities.
They enjoyed traveling, especially their trip to Alaska. Lenore loved time spent shopping with her lady friends. Most important to Lenore was her time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and her close friends.
Lenore's time at Cherry Hill Haven was a time of receiving good care and a lot of love. Her care was supported with additional care and love by the Hospice of Michigan.
Lenore will always be remembered for her kindness to others, her beautiful and warm smile and her gentle and loving spirit.
A Mass and Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Church in Traverse City on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
Donations may be directed to Cherry Hill Haven in Traverse City and to Hospice of Michigan.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on December 5, 2018
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Judy Lee O'Brien
Dec 10, 2018
Just heard about Lenore this weekend, So sorry for your loss Selden. She was such a sweet, kind person! I remember fondly those college years at NMU. And before then those years at LaSalle..
Jeanie Lee Smith
Dec 07, 2018
So sad to hear of Lenore’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and I remember her from school, as she was friends with my older siblings.
Seldon, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.