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Mary Jane Trout

September 2, 1921 July 13, 2021
Mary Jane Trout
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Obituary for Mary Jane Trout

Mary Jane Trout of Grand Ledge, Michigan died July 13, 2021 in Traverse City, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester Adams Trout, her sister Joann Marquibelle (Klahn) Burwick, her parents Arthur Guy Klahn and Edna Ethel (Winey). She is survived by daughters Christie JoAnne Trout (Gerald L. Hacker), Laura Jane (Trout) Kazmer (Wayne W.); and grandchildren Catherine Elvira (Bonofiglio) Miller (Jason Miller), Daniel Adams Bonofiglio (Leslie (Archer) Bonofiglio)), Joseph Michael Bonofiglio (Amanda (Svidron) Bonofiglio)); and great-grandchildren Hannah Jane Miller, Thea Belle Bonofiglio and Nora Jane Bonofiglio, Chester Joseph Bonofiglio and Avett Michael Bonofiglio.

Mary Jane earned her BA and teaching certificate at Western Michigan University. She taught school in Kentucky and also in Michigan. She worked as a civilian for the Army at Fort Knox during WW II. She earned her master’s in Library Science from WMU and served as reference librarian for the State of Michigan Library in Michigan history and Michigan genealogy. She was editor of the Michigan History magazine. She is a member of the Eastern Star in Wacousta, lodge number 359. She was also the last surviving founding charter member of Bethel Baptist Church of Lansing, Michigan. Mary Jane and her husband lived and raised their children on the west side of Lansing, retired to Grand Ledge, and spent retirement winters in Palmetto, Florida.

Viewing and visitation is at Peters & Murray in Grand Ledge, MI, Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 2:00 – 2:45 PM. A private internment and graveside remembrance will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Michigan for family. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Hospice of Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, the Democratic party, or the charity of your choice.

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2:00 PM 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM - 2:45 PM 7/17/2021 2:45:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

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