Shirley Jean Kaake, age 88, of Columbiaville passed away peacefully November 8, 2018 at home with her loving family beside her.
Shirley was born February 15, 1930 in Lapeer, Michigan to the late William and Mildred Dekeizer. She was a past member of the Lapeer Eagles Club, and enjoyed trips to casino, playing bingo, trips to Florida, roller skating, reading, crosswords, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
Shirley is survived by her children: Russell (Buffy) Kaake, Larry Kaake, Maryjane (Jr) Esch, Rosemarie (Gary) Wilcox, James (Tina) Kaake, Donald (Debbie) Kaake, siblings: MaryAnn Oliver, John Dekeizer, Sharon DeGroat, Helen DeGroat, Bev DeGroat, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Lewis DeGroat, step-father Lewis McIntyre, siblings: Betty, Warpup, Clark DeGroat, Bud DeGroat, Tom DeGroat, Art DeGroat, and Joanne “Doty” Morey.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Shirley’s Life will take place 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where friends may visit 11:00 AM till time of service. Pastor Larry Kluck officiating.
Memorial contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to Residential Hospice. Share memories, condolences, and photos online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com