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“TO ALL SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER. SO MANY WHERE CLOSE BY. WAS SURPRISED TO SEE SHE WAS HERE IN MONROE.SORRY I COULD NOT MAKE...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Helena Shanteau - Monroe, MI

“Dear Donna, Chuck, and all familySo sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman, and a dear friend to my mom. She will always...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Lieto - Monroe, MI

“Dear Donna, Chuck and family, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. What a wonderful woman, she was a good friend to my mom. She will always...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Chuck, may the memories you treasure of your dear mother offer you peace and solace during this time of sorrow.John Pancone and Ron Fear ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: John Pancone - Monroe, MI

“Our sincere condolences to our Deerfield Family Neighbors. Peace filled prayers. Merrie Simpson Gilson ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Merrie Gilson - Toledo, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories from our neighbor in Deerfield and days at Saint Alphonsus School. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Laberdee Kane - Clayton, MI

“Goodbye my dear friend, you were the sweetest lady I have ever met. Our time together was to short, I will miss you and your wonderful family. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Hunter - Monroe, MI - Friend


Born in Deerfield, Jennie was the daughter of David and Helen (Keeley) Young. She married the love of her life, Eston VanVleet, on December 11, 1937. Sadly he preceded her in death August 7, 2002. A dedicated homemaker, Jennie also worked as a cook at the Deerfield Tavern, Dick's Tavern in Maybee and Schmidtie's in Maybee (what is now the Little Brown Jug). She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee and the Christian Mothers. Jennie was a longtime member of the Auxilary of VFW Post 4361. She also enjoyed Crocheting, but her most cherished times were those spent with her family.
Jennie leaves to cherish her memory her children: Connie Mathis of Adrian, Donna (Louis) Boes of Maybee and Chuck VanVleet of Dundee; as well as 7 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Marjorie Iott, Ilah Ost and Wendell Young.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in honor of Jennie are asked to consider ProMedica Hospice or St. Joseph Church in Maybee.
Jennie's family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Fountainview and ProMedica Hospice, for their loving care and friendship. Also a special thank you to Terry Robinson, Jennie's "Personal Chef", as well as her Home Health Aides: Shelly, Denise and Lisa.