Jeannie Marie (Kucharek) Whaley

Jeannie Marie (Kucharek) Whaley, 61, of Perry, Michigan, formerly of Grayling, Michigan, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by family on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Jeannie was born to William and Patricia (Keeler) Kucharek in Grayling, Michigan on October 16, 1958. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Whaley, on August 27, 1977 in Grayling, Michigan. 
She loved working in her yard, tinkering with crafts, golfing, visiting with friends and family and enjoyed quiet nights at home. She retired from Manpower of Lansing in May of 2019.
Jeannie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jim Whaley; sisters, Betty (Lee) Bresmon, Nora (Jack) Clark and Nancy (Steve) Kapets; brothers-in-law, Glen (Joy) Whaley, Mark (Loraine) Whaley and Keith (Jennifer) Whaley and sisters-in-law, Diane (Randy) Weller and Sue (Dan) Stewart; mother-in-law, Loretta Whaley; step-father, Don Germain; many nieces, nephews and God children; her fur baby, Rocky. 
She is preceded in death by father, William Kucharek; mother, Patricia Germain; infant sister, Jacolyn Mae; brother-in-law Tom Whaley; and father-in-law, Earl Whaley.
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home with visitation starting at 11 a.m. 
A luncheon will follow the service; details will be announced at the conclusion of the funeral service.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the Cancer Center or Memorial Hospice, both affiliated with Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Michigan. 
Condolences can be expressed at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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