Josephine Marie Klein-Piccard age 80 loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Mary’s with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dalmer Klein; infant son, David; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her husband, James Piccard; children, Frank and Julie Klein, Cynthia and Robert May, Theresa and Gary Brewer, Steven and Mary Klein, Gerard (Jerry) and Lisa Klein, Christine and Rob Steffens, Alan and Julie Klein, Brian and Amy Klein, Jeffrey Klein and Michelle, Cherie and Tom DeHaan, Mary and Jim Buzalski, James and Karen Piccard, Sharon and Eric Hodges, Timothy and Lisa Piccard; 39 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Eugene and Margaret Helsen; sister, Bernadine Klein; in laws, Arthur Klein, Helen Helsen, Mary Lou Klein, Bernard and Betty Klein, Jean Piccard, Harriet Piccard, Wally and Elaine VanHouton, Phyllis Piccard; several nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, August 4, 12:00 Noon at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wright with Fr. Fred Brucker Celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at the funeral home on Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a prayer vigil service will be offered at 8:00 P.M. Josephine will lie in State on Saturday at the Church from 11:00 A.M. until the start of the Mass at Noon. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Bay Cliff Health Camp, 1 Bay Cliff Dr, Big Bay, Michigan, 49808 or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. www.hesselcheslek.com
Published in Grand Rapids Press on Aug. 2, 2018
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