TRAVERSE CITY — Florence Marie Lasich, 83, died peacefully on Monday, June 23, with family at her bedside. Florence was born on March 13, 1931, in Farmington, to William A. and Pearl B. (Heliker) Tamm.
On Aug. 12, 1950, she married the love of her life, Jack W. Lasich. Together they lived in West Bloomfield until moving to Manton in 1973, where they owned and operated L&L Manufacturing. In 1999 they retired to their home in Traverse City to be closer to their daughters.
Florence was a loving mother and a gifted homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family and friends. Her kitchen was a busy place where she spent many hours with her children and grandchildren and always made sure the table, pantry and “cookie drawer” were full for everyone to enjoy. Florence was a talented seamstress as well as piano and organ player. She loved puzzles, playing euchre and pinochle and was the ultimate “zoom by ya” “Cribbage Queen.” She also loved gardening, fishing trips, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bowling and being at “the cabin” with those she loved.
Strong in her faith, she found time to serve as the secretary and organist for Salem United Church of Christ in Farmington and later continued serving and playing the organ for the First Christian Church in Manton. She also served as the Greenwood Township treasurer while living in Wexford County.
There is no doubt that Florence was greeted at the gates of heaven by Jack. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Lowe and Wilma Aho.
Surviving are daughters, Janice (Ronald) Frenchi, of Interlochen, and Jacalyn (Larry) Lasich-Clayton, of Traverse City; grandchildren, Jenifer (Rick Clark) Moon, of Traverse City, SFC John M. Moon, of Camp Shelby, Miss., Jamie M. Moon, of Traverse City, Daniel J. Lasich, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Jessica N. Holland, of Traverse City; and great-grandchildren, Aaron Moon and Kristen Clark. Florence is also survived by two very special godsons, Jeff Lasich, of Nunica, and Jason Tamm, of Traverse City; and her sisters, Helen (Bill Marshall) Temple, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Vi (Dale) Mallett, of Highland; as well as many treasured cousins, nieces and nephews.