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Laura Deerwester

Laura Deerwester, passed away peacefully on April 14th, 2021. Beloved mother to Kelly (Steve) Chuchvara, Kristen Burr, and grandmother to Dru Chuchvara. Dearest sister of Jean and Linda. She was preceded in death by her parents Doyle and Ruth Deerwester. Laura was an incredible crafter and creator, adored aunt and sister, and an incredibly generous and loyal friend to many. She was employed by Otsego Public Schools, Party Perfect, and the City of Kalamazoo before her retirement. She enjoyed her time with her granddaughter Dru, her prized dogs, Oskar and Dudley, and volunteering with Christian Neighbors Pantry. A celebration of life to be safely held at a later date. While at Laura's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign her guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with her family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Ln., Portage, MI 49002. (269)344-5600.

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After my father got a job in Michigan, our family moved to Michigan, my younger brother Doug (then about 10) played with Laura -- she was pushing about 4. After I started college, my parent's trips (with Doug and I) to Kalamazoo largely stopped. Laura's father Doyle was my Uncle Bob Deerwester's younger brother. Our parent's kept in touch with Doyle & Ruth and from them, Laura and her daughter's and their children. I'm sorry to hear about her loss, she was too young to be checking out at this time. Ray Waldren

Ray Waldren Jul 10 2021 10:05 PM

My heart hurts at the news of Laura's passing. My condolences to to her daughters and family on the loss of such an amazing and generous woman. She was always the first to help anyone. Her passing is a huge loss in the lives of so many.

Lori A Slaughter Apr 19 2021 10:38 AM

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Apr 16 2021 10:53 PM