THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Funeral services for Heloise (Lou) DeGaynor, 94, of Grand Rapids, Mi. will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Matthysee Kuiper Degraaf Chapel, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, Mi.
Members of the family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:30 p.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids, Mi. She passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 26 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Black River Falls, she was an accomplished violinist in her younger years and music was always an important part of family life.
A very social and gracious person, she made friends easily and also an adventurous person, loved to fly with her son, Scott or anyone who did stunt flying. She loved to talk about her parasailing adventure when she was 84. Along with family gatherings, she enjoyed the yearly reunions with her brothers and their families. She was appreciated for her spark, sense of humor and caring.
She is survived by three children, Jennifer Lynne Berg, G. Scott (Maxine) De Gaynor and Eloise Jo (Richard) Wolf; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob and Bill and two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clifford Jack in 2007.