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Jeanette Louise (Wakefield) Gruesbeck

June 17, 1935 ~ March 29, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

     Jeanette Louise Gruesbeck, 85, of Ovid, MI, passed away peacefully Monday, March 29, 2021, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns.

     Funeral Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI, on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:00 P.M., with Elder Dan Earl officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be held at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid, MI.

     Jeanette was born in Ovid, MI on June 17, 1935, the daughter of D.O. and Georgia E. (Thompson) Wakefield. She graduated from Ovid High School with the class of 1953.

     On December 26, 1953, Jeanette married Rolland D. Gruesbeck in Angola, IN.  He passed away on September 1, 2014 after nearly 51 years of marriage.

     Jeanette's family was the most important thing to her. She enjoyed camping and taking the grandchildren on trips. She liked to eat frostys, cheeseburgers, french fries and ice cream. Jeanette was an avid reader and a faithful follower of her soap operas. She was a great cook and always enjoyed fixing big family meals. She and Rolland enjoyed Friday game nights with family and friends. She was one of the last surviving "Ovid Rejects" camping group.

     Jeanette is survived by 3 children: Joanne Hauk, Bryan (Char) Gruesbeck, and Rick (Judy) Gruesbeck; 5 grandchildren: Adam (Brandi) Gruesbeck, April (Chad) Crane, Ashley (Dallas) Day, Kira (Robert) Adams, and Bryn (Dmitry) Hauk; 8 great grandchildren: McKenzie, Ryan, Kamryn, Brayden, Payten, Reagan, Oliver, and Rowan; and 3 great great grandchildren: Max, Trinity, and Cason. She is also survived by 2 siblings: Donna Allen and Ronald (Sue) Wakefield. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rolland, and infant sister Connie.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 2, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

Funeral Service
Friday
April 2, 2021

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-478-5833
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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