Mildred T. (Laurent) Van Beusekom, age 82, of Loretto, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, from melanoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; daughter Peggy Edwards; daughter-in-law Bonita; and sister Lorraine Laurent.
Mildred is survived by her children, Dick (Barb Rachel) Van Beusekom, Bob (Betty), Tom (Susan), Tony (Julie), Don (Denise), and Mary (Barak Brodni) Van Beusekom; son-in-law, Neil Edwards; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by sisters and brothers, Viola Galzki, Ray Laurent, Gil (Candy) Laurent, Harold, Don and Bob Laurent, Joanne (Ron) Weidenbach, Margie (Rich) Jacobs, Tony (Avis) Laurent; brother-in-law Adrian Van Beusekom; special niece, Cindy Volkenant; and family friend Phyllis Wurtz.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Aug. 23 at noon at the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul in Loretto, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Memorials to Sts. Peter and Paul Building Fund or for Masses are preferred.
Arrangements were by Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Plymouth.