Jeanne Nowak

Jeanne Claire Nowak (Hanson)

Thursday, January 8th, 1931 - Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
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Jeanne was born and raised in Manistee, Michigan to parents Carl and Goldie Hanson.

She married Phillip Nowak in 1951 and moved to Grand Rapids where they raised four children and opened their home to two foster children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mary Lynn (Don) Mintz, son Paul (Patti) Nowak and brother Carl (Mary Lou) Hanson. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Scott (Cathy) Nowak and daughter Amy (John) Moolenaar; along with a legacy of fifteen grandchildren: Katy, Emily, Adam, Laura, David, April, Jonathan, Erik, Ryan, Logan, Ben, Maggie, Audrey, AnnMarie, Isaac, 21 great-grandchildren, Jeanne's special sister in law Mary Lou Hanson and her children of Boston, MA.

Jeanne was a giver and valued people over material things. She sacrificially cared for her aging parents, volunteered at church and later worked full-time until the age of 75.

She had a faith in Christ and grew up in the Lutheran church. She loved us and the many pets we had over the years.

She will be remembered and dearly missed.

Rest in peace, until we meet again.

We will have a small family internment service on June 19th. in Manistee MI. Oak grove
cemetery at 2pm. Pastor Green from Good Sheperd Lutheran Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer an expression of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Spectrum Health Hospice, Spectrum Health Foundation, 25 Michigan Street NE, Suite 4100,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503; or online at
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