Jackie L. Kurek, 72, handed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Spectrum Hospital – Lakeland, St. Joseph, MI.
She was born in Dearborn, MI on July three, 1948, the daughter of Paul and Doris (Kirshman) Matthis. Her early childhood was spent in Dearborn and Allen Park, Michigan, the place she attended the general public faculties. After graduating highschool Jackie attended Western Michigan College and obtained her Bachelor of Arts diploma (1971) and Grasp of Arts diploma (1976) and a Certificates in Early Childhood Endorsement (1976).
She finally settled in Bridgman, MI, the place she turned a beloved and devoted kindergarten trainer at Bridgman Elementary College. Jackie was well-known for her Mom’s Day Teas and Father’s Day actions generally known as “Donuts with Dad.” She was variety and beneficiant to many, however particularly to her kindergartners and their households. She was additionally lively within the Bridgman Schooling Affiliation and on varied curriculum committees. Jackie was additionally recognized for volunteering on the Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, MI, and the Sarett Nature Middle in Benton Harbor, MI.
Above all, Jackie had nice love for her household, associates and her cats. A few of the different issues that Jackie beloved had been line dancing, snow shoeing, amassing antiques, procuring and journey.
Jackie was a faithful sister, buddy and trainer. At any time when she was round you’ll at all times be laughing and having quite a lot of enjoyable. Due to her vibrant persona, she by no means met a stranger.
Not solely was she a proficient trainer, and excellent story teller, extra importantly she was an excellent girl. 4 phrases to explain Jackie are, “Beloved, Enjoyable, Affected person, and Sort.”
Jackie was predeceased by her father Paul Matthis and her mom Doris Matthis Mamchur. Jackie is survived by her sisters, Sharon Doucette of Bellingham, MA, Stephanie Mamchur of Kirkland, WA, Suzanne Boyette of Allen, TX, and Timothy Strefling, her fiancé.
Jackie’s household wish to provide their heartfelt because of all those that had been variety and caring all through Jackie’s life.
As a result of COVID-19 a “celebration of her life” will likely be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could also be made to Bridgman Basis for Academic Excellence, 9964 Gast Rd, Bridgman, MI 49106, or Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake St. Bridgman, MI 49106, or Harbor Nation Mission at 9600 Crimson Arrow Freeway, Bridgman, MI 49106.
Preparations have been entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Household Funeral Dwelling.
Posted On: Monday, November 2, 2020 11:42 AM