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Louanne Schuette Rogers, age 86, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 in Traverse City. LouAnne was born on Sept. 27, 1930 in Saginaw to the late Elmer and Mildred Schuette.
Louanne married Birt L. Rogers on Oct. 6, 1951. They had five children, Paul (Marcia) Rogers, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Gary (Anne) Rogers, of Suttons Bay, Neal (Cheryl) Rogers, of Birch Run, Sandy (David) VanDyke, of Traverse City, and Thomas (Rebecca Purington) Rogers, of Brentwood, Tennessee, all of whom survive her. Louanne had 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are her brothers and sisters, Milford (Valerie) Schuette, Thomas (Anna Mae) Schuette, Beth (Bill) Houston and Kim Schuette; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Birt; her parents; and a brother, Dean Schuette.
Louanne was passionate about public education, serving on the Bridgeport Public Schools PTA for many years. After moving to Hemlock she served as editor of the Hemlock and Merrill local newspapers. She also served as a regional representative for the Area Agency on Aging for the state of Michigan.
Louanne loved watching birds, especially cardinals, loved to drive - and had a lead foot - and enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 2 p.m., with visitation beginning at noon, at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Graveside services will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on April 26, 2017
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