Laura Wisneski

January 22, 1963November 16, 2020

Laura Wisneski, age 57, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 16, 2020 following a courageous eight year battle with breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents Irwin and Loraine Gustafson. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jeff Wisneski; daughters Carly Wisneski and Kelsey Wisneski; sisters Ann (Jeff) Rideout and Mary (Dave) Capel; brother, Richard (Paula) Gustafson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Laura was a graduate of Wyoming Park High School and Central Michigan University. She taught at Godfrey Lee and Jenison Public Schools. Laura was a loving wife, mother, and friend who loved to travel, play cards, hang out at the pool, and spend time with friends.

A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date. In honor of Laura, and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jenison Pink Out - P.O. Box 541, Jenison, MI 49429. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Jean Krzewski

November 22, 2020

Dear Jeff, Carly, Kelsey , Ann, Mary and Richard

You are all on our minds and in our hearts, and you will be for a very long time. Praying for God to grant you what you need in the many moments to come. We were blessed to see you all at the funeral service yesterday. We are feeling a deep sorrow with you today.

Too many fun, exciting, cool, hilarious, touching, and precious memories with Laura. From being young teens, cheerleaders, new drivers, beach goers, college kids, college grads, brides, new teachers, pregnant ladies, shoppers, young moms, old moms, travelers, and life long friends; our time together was abundantly precious. There is a spot in my heart that will always have a warm brightness, due to what Laura's presence in my life meant.

Trusting that the Lord has her in heavenly peace and joyous paradise. Believing that will meet again!

Much Love, Jean and Jim Krzewski and family

Kathy Schuitema-Barber

November 22, 2020

Jeff, Carly, Kelsey, Ann, Mary, Richard...

I am heartbroken at the news of Laura's passing. I have many, many memories of Laura over the years. But, I have said for a long time now that my first childhood memory was of her and I "helping" paint football helmets in our basement for little league football.

She was a wonderful friend throughout the years, and I could always count on her kindness and honesty when asking for advice, which was expressed with love and concern. Her love for family, friends, and education was amazing to witness and a great example for us all.

I pray that your pain will slowly ease as the many beautiful memories you have created together take over and carry you through the darkest moments.

Kathy Schuitema-Barber

Zackrison Family

November 21, 2020

Jeff, Carly, and Kelsey,

We are so saddened to hear of Laura'a passing. She was "one of a kind," always "kind" and always smiling. Memories of our Spring Break trips to Panama City with the Eagle Softball Team flood my mind: spending the week on the beach, with our families, watching our girls play softball, celebrating, grilling, going for daily walks on the beach, playing Boce ball & corn hole, going to Newbie's, creating Newbie's North, our choreographed Mom's dance to "Gangnam Style," and celebrating many wins at your pool. Such good times and memories with you and your family. Laura was and always will be fondly remembered. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, hugs, and prayers are with all of you.
With Love, Jen, Collin, Kelly & Lake

Alyssa Gustafson

November 21, 2020

Uncle Jeff, Carly & Kelsey,

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Laura was the sweetest, kindest and most welcoming aunt a niece could ever want. I always loved coming up in the summers, playing rounds of card games, paddling around in the pool and chatting to all the relatives I normally never see except at your festive family reunions.

I will always cherish the memories I have of her. Like the time she snuck me a Diet Coke even though my mom said no soda (thank you again!). Or the time she volunteered to be my card partner when none of my siblings offered (because they know I'm not terribly good at cards). Or the time she let me rattled off the history of The Beatles, nodding along as if she was interested (or maybe she was interested? Either way, it made me happy to have someone not tell me to be quiet). Aunt Laura was like that. Always happy to help or take the time to listen. It's why everyone loved to hang-out with her. She was fun, kind and loving, making everyone feel wanted and welcomed.

I'm forever thankful to have her as my aunt, and I'll never forget her kindness and warmth. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace.


Sabrina Pollock (Waleson)

November 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with her whole family during this time. I have memories of Laura and my sister Gigi while in high school. I will never forget the one trip where Laura joined our family heading south during spring break. We had dropped off Gigi and Laura at Clearwater beach but she spent many hours in the car with our whole family on the drive down and back. She of course was nicer to me as the little sister who wanted hang with the bigger “high” school girls.

Lauren Gustafson

November 21, 2020

Uncle Jeff, Carly, & Kelsey,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember the pool parties in the summer and the card games around the table. Family reunions at your house were always a great time! Aunt Laura made everyone feel welcome and put family first. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope when things settle down the whole family can get together again and celebrate her amazing life.

With love,
Lauren Gustafson

Pamela Hart

November 20, 2020

Dear Jeff, Carly & Kelsey-

I was blessed to know Laura, as we worked together at Godfrey Elementary for several years when I worked as a parapro between the ECC and elementary schools. We briefly attended the same church as your family, and she was also our daughter's teacher- one of the very best. Two memories of this shining spirit will always be with me- her bright smile and her dedication to teaching.

Laura was so young to be called home to the Lord, and I'm sure it was difficult for all of you to bear this journey. Even with God's promise of being reunited with our loved ones we are left with the empty arms that once held them, and it takes time to adjust- but we do. The sharp edges soften a bit with time- and the care and prayer of friends and family.

Please know that you are all in my heartfelt prayers for strength & comfort, not only now but in the days and weeks ahead. I hope I can be there when we are able to gather safely to remember Laura, so I will watch for an update regarding a memorial. I'm sure there are so many who feel the same after being blessed to know her. God bless and keep you all- Pam

Robert Gustafson

November 19, 2020

Dear Uncle Jeff and Family,

My Aunt Laura was an amazingly caring person. I remember the numerous times coming up from Indiana for a weekend family reunion replete with card games, pool activities, and Jimmy Buffet. Those were the few times I got to know my other cousins, and Aunt Laura's warm welcomes encouraged these fun interactions. I am so thankful to have her as an Aunt and to have the rest of the Wisneski family in my life. May she rest in peace.


Connie & Tom Strieter

November 18, 2020


So sorry for the loss of your Sweet, Beautiful Wife, Mother of your Beautiful Girls & your Best Friend.
Memories are the Blessings that fill the broken hearts for those that Love & knew Laura!

Deepest Condolences,
Love you cousin,
Connie & Tom

Julie Cook

November 18, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Laura’s family. I went to CMU with Laura and she was my cousin’s neighbor and great friend. Laura was a talented teacher and loving mother and wife. May God welcome Laura in heaven with open loving arms and no more pain. My deepest condolences.
Julie Cook