LaChance, Marlene R., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. Age 79 years. Marlene Ruth Rodgers was born September 10, 1934 in Escanaba, Michigan to William and Ruth (Sivertsen) Rodgers. She married Zephyeir LaChance on July 17, 1954. They shared 60 years together. He survives her. Mrs. LaChance attended Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, arts and crafts, and was a talented self-taught seamstress. She worked for St. Luke's Hospital as a nurses aide for 13 years, and then practiced as a private-care nurse. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter and one son; Mrs. Linda (Mark) Gehringer and Mr. Dale LaChance, three grandchildren; Jason and Michael Gehringer, and Lindsey (Justin) LaChance-Knapp, one great grandson Zeph Knapp, a sister Betty Rodgers, two brothers Robert and John Rodgers, many nieces, nephews, other loving family members, and many friends. Marlene was predeceased by two brothers; William and Dennis Rodgers. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S-M47). Rev. Julie Bailey will officiate. Entombment will take place at Roselawn Mausoleum. The family welcomes friends to visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Memorial offerings are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.