Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 10, 2013

Justine Leis-Carver

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Justine Leis-Carver passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions with her family at her side. Justine was born on Dec. 13, 1924, in Detroit, to the late Emil and Mirma (Kirk) Kraft.

Justine enjoyed many hours volunteering for the Michigan Department of Human Services, Northwestern Michigan College and various athletic functions.

Most importantly, Justine loved to dance.

Surviving Justine are her children, Sharon (Ron) Zulkiewski, Sheryl (Walt) Briggs, Greg (Monica) Leis and Shelly Deemer; grandchildren, Vince (Emily) Opper, Michael Opper, Brian (Kim) Leis, Brett Leis, Nick, Jesse, Dillon and Dane Deemer; a sister, Connie (Jordan) Holthouse; a brother, Emerson (Ida) Kraft; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Justine was preceded in death by her grandson, Dr. Ronald Zulkiewski.

Private family services will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to “Elm” at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please sign Justine’s online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.