Paeva Sr., Elmar, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born November 17, 1919 in Viljandi County, Estonia. He arrived in the United States in 1950 and worked at General Motors Saginaw Steering Gear from 1952 to 1985. He married Maine Paeva and together they had three daughters and one son. Maine predeceased him in 1956. He was also predeceased by his eldest daughter, Anne Paeva, in 1976. He is survived by his daughter Ellen Paeva-Williams and her husband Ken of California; his grandson, Jonathan Elder and his wife, Lisa, and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jr., Jade, Jasmine, and Christian, all of Michigan; his daughter Heidi (Trishakti) and her husband Robert Cope of North Carolina; his granddaughter Malini Rossington and her husband, Donald, his great-grandchildren, Devala and Kesavi, all of Oregon; his son, Elmar Paeva, Jr., of Michigan; his granddaughter, Shawn Grauer and her husband Bill, his great-grandsons, Eddie and Andrew and his great-granddaughter, Jordan, all of Florida; his nephew, Jaan Paeva and his wife Laine, of Estonia. He was predeceased by his second wife, Benita Paeva, in 1994. Funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 409 Adams St. Rev. Douglas Kahl will officiate with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel, 409 Adams St., from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday and then from 12 Noon Tuesday until time of service.