2017-07-06 / Obituaries

Lorraine VanSchoick


Charles and Lorraine VanSchoick Charles and Lorraine VanSchoick Lorraine Elizabeth Charter Van- Schoick left this earthly home on May 29, 2017.

She was born in Jackson, Michigan December 1, 1923. Lorraine met, fell in love with and on May 26, 1946 married Charles VanSchoick. They lived in Hanover, Grand Rapids, and Fremont, Michigan before moving to their beloved St. Ignace, Michigan. They often stated the phrase “I wasn’t born in the UP but I got up here as soon as possible.” How can we thank all the people of St. Ignace who were loved by mom and dad? Please know there will be some we forget to mention. We would like to especially thank Lana, Frank and Dusty for their love and support and Anita, Lisa, Roger and all the caring people of St. Ignace Apartments; all their golfing buddies with trips to courses all over the UP and Ben Brown of the St. Ignace Country Club; the guys at the truck stop; Mrs. Vitek, Mary and Virginia of the motel days and Claris Snyder. A special thanks to Dr. Carl Hawkins for all his wonderful care and Paula and all the ladies of Bay Pharmacy for their kindness and help and Mark Wilk and the whole court system during a difficult time.

In Heaven, Lorraine will join her husband Charles, the love of her life for 55 plus years, who preceded her in death in 1999. Lorraine was the last survivor of the children and spouses (Chloeann and George Mitchell, John and Carolyn Van- Schoick and Tom and Arlene Van- Schoick and her beloved Charles VanSchoick) of John and Irene Van- Schoick. She was also preceded in death by her parents Rowena and Guy Charter, her brother Brien Charter and sister Janice Hoffmaster Fox as well as Janice’s husbands Nelson Hoffmaster and Zane Fox. She leaves behind her loving family who will remember what she loved most, family times. Her children are Christine and Dan Burger, Charles II and Cheryl VanSchoick, Chloeann VanSchoick and Chuck Fisher, Brien and Judy VanSchoick. Her grandchildren are Ted and Chrissie Burger, Kip and Tim Sousley, Kelly and Kevin James, Charles VanSchoick III, Julie and George Murply, Heather and Chris Overbeek, Andrew and Tracey Van- Schoick, and Wendy and Erik Mansfield. Her great-grandchildren are Charlie Burger, Cameron, Lauren, and Brooklyn James, Melaney and Brody VanSchoick, Jada, Emmalee, and Sienna Murply, Leila, Livi and Lanie Overbeek, Gavin and Bryson VanSchoick and Joey and Jaxson Mansfield. She also leaves behind many wonderful nieces and nephews on both sides of her family and one sister-in-law Bev Charter. We all love and will miss you and dad. Until we meet again, Peace be with you, Mom.

As submitted by the family of

Lorraine VanSchoick

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