OBITUARY

Lauren M. Blair

April 23, 1949April 13, 2019
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Lauren “Laurie” Marie Blair (formerly Henry, nee Stofchick), age 69 (Born April 23, 1949) passed away in Grand Rapids, MI on April 13, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband, Keith Blair; daughters, Karen Henry, Kelly (Bob) Misner, and Katherine Blair; mother-in-law, Larayne Bartlett; so Very Special Sister-in-Law, Karyn (Randy) Manuszak; nephew, Ryan (Colleen) Manuszak; grandson, Edward 'Forest' Layman and her very special cousins, Dale (Sharon) Schuit, Dennis (Kathy) Schuit, and Keith Schuit. Preceded in death by her father, Lawrence 'Larry' Stofchick; mother, Shirley Schiesser; sister, Meredith Holder; brother-in-law, Roy Holder; beloved aunt, 'Toots' Dolores Schuit and many, many very special fur babies. Laurie lived in Schererville for over 30 years before moving to Grand Rapids, MI in 2014 to enjoy nature and all the fur animals in her beautiful wooded area. Laurie loved the simple things in life, enjoying plane watching, sitting on her many porches at home or at the lake, having her “Pepsi and Pretzels,” and taking in all life has to offer. She took such pleasure in hosting all our family and friends for holidays and gatherings, always using her special creative baking skills and talents. Laurie also had a passion for all animals, taking in strays, and even befriending wild animals. The next time you gaze into the sky and see a jet plane on its way or a white trail in its tracks please think of Laurie watching over as she had such a love of flight! Laurie was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM with a Funeral Ceremony at 5:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) with Deacon Phillip Muvich officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in Laurie’s Honor to Alzheimer/Dementia Organizations, Cancer Research, or the South Suburban Humane Society (Chicago Heights, IL). Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

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  • Lauren “Laurie” Marie Blair (formerly Henry, nee Stofchick), age 69 (Born April 23, 1949) passed away in Grand Rapids, MI on April 13, 2019.
    She is survived by her loving husband, Keith Blair; daughters, Karen Henry, Kelly (Bob) Misner, and Katherine Blair; mother-in-law, Larayne Bartlett; so Very Special Sister-in-Law, Karyn (Randy) Manuszak; nephew, Ryan (Colleen) Manuszak; grandson, Edward 'Forest' Layman and her very special cousins, Dale (Sharon) Schuit, Dennis (Kathy) Schuit, and Keith Schuit.
    Preceded in death by her father, Lawrence 'Larry' Stofchick; mother, Shirley Schiesser; sister, Meredith Holder; brother-in-law, Roy Holder; beloved aunt, 'Toots' Dolores Schuit and many, many very special fur babies.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Lauren M. Blair

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bob cruson

April 16, 2019

each spring around her birthday, our dog woods are in bloom and the birds are singing and building nests, which are all reminders of this sweet lady that was a blessing to all. Laurie had the love of people and animals in her heart.
I recall winters when their outside storage building had mice- she never considered killing them, but made sure they had plenty to eat.
I remember when Keith married Laurie and the happiness that these two people shared with each other and the making room in their new combined family for all of us.
Laurie was a giving person who touched all who were lucky enough to meet her.

This world is a better place because of her caring love.

Jo Ann Smith

April 16, 2019

I will miss my number 1 lake friend. She welcomed us on our first day at the lake and every other day we were there. I will think of her and miss her always. Peace to you my friend.
Jo Ann

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Biography

Lauren “Laurie” Marie Blair (formerly Henry, nee Stofchick), age 69 (Born April 23, 1949) lived in Schererville for over 30 years before moving to Grand Rapids, MI in 2014 to enjoy nature and all the fur animals in her beautiful wooded area.
Laurie loved the simple things in life, enjoying plane watching, sitting on her many porches at home or at the lake, having her “Pepsi and Pretzels,” and taking in all life has to offer.
She took such pleasure in hosting all our family and friends for holidays and gatherings, always using her special creative baking skills and talents. Laurie also had a passion for all animals, taking in strays, and even befriending wild animals.
The next time you gaze into the sky and see a jet plane on its way or a white trail in its tracks please think of Laurie watching over as she had such a love of flight!
Laurie was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.