Evelyn M. LaFond, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 90. She was born May 15, 1924 in Bay City to the late Stanley and Frances (Jarczynski) Rytlewski. She married Clarence C. “Harry” LaFond, November 13, 1948 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. He predeceased her February 18, 2005. Evelyn worked at Briggs in Detroit during WWII and later worked at Prestolite for many years before retiring. Evelyn was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and the League of Catholic Women & Men. She truly enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, making ceramics and cooking.
Surviving are two children; Alan LaFond, Janet (Alan) Pfund, six grandchildren; Melissa LaFond, Maggie (Eric) Potter, Amber (Brandon) Sorenson, Tracey (Kelly) Larges, Holly (Ken) Jezowski, Angela (Todd) Schalk. Fifteen great-grandchildren; Kelsie, Dustin, Becca, Kennedy, MacKenzie, Collin, Owen, Emma, Kenlee, Gracie, Baleigh, Hannah, Peyton, Caden and Riley. Also surviving are five sisters and a brother; Rose Pauwels, Helen Balderama, Mary Ann Baumer, Arlene (Ed) Grusczynski, Margie Jaynes, Joseph (Beverly) Rytlewski and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Home & Hospice Advantage and especially Marina, Dorothy and Michelle for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Evelyn along with the care of a very special friend, Cheryl Pauwels.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2- 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 A.M. Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the rosary at 2:00 P.M. Thursday followed by a Parish Vigil Service for Evelyn at 7:00 P.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.