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Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI

OBITUARY

Josephine Glonek-Launiere

June 1, 1929February 11, 2020
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Josephine Glonek-Launiere, age 90 of Grand Rapids, passed away on February 11, 2020. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church for over 50 years.

In high school, she joined Beta Sigma Phi, which fosteredmany lifelong friendships. Some of these sorority sisters still met regularly for breakfast and dinners. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the spark of her life, and she was active in their busy lives.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Robert in 2003, husband Robert Launiere in 2014, her brothers and sisters, and her parents. She is survived by her children: Cris (Tom) Veneklase, Deb (John) Gallagher, Lori Glonek, Cary (Cathy) Glonek; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister Vi Adomaitis.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Reyers North Valley Chapel from 5:00-8:00pm. The Rosary will be said at 7:00pm. Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at St. Jude Catholic Church at 11am. The family will greet visitors an hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Rosary Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, February 20, 2020

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J Schwanke

February 19, 2020

Always had Fun with Flowers and the Sorority Sisters

Michael Mudd

February 19, 2020

Jo was such a part of the Mudd family. Since 1963, Jo and Bob were friends with my parents Phyllis and Bob. In Grand Rapids as well as California the two couples enjoyed a terrific social life. We always enjoyed their visit. Jo was interested anything California. Art, cooking and the warm sun.
As Jo and my mom few older, they would write letters to each other quite often. When I was at my mom’s house, she would say “you have to read Jo’s letter”. Always so much news from Grand Rapids.
My family loved Jo so much. She was a wonderful friend (family)! Mike Mudd

Karen Hansson

February 17, 2020

Treasured memories of times spent together over many years.

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