August 25, 1943 - August 8, 2018
Elaine Loeffelbein of Williamsburg, MI and Jensen Beach, FL passed away on August 8, 2018 at her home in Michigan in the loving care of her family after a 3 year courageous fight with cancer. Elaine was born on August 25, 1943 in East Detroit, MI to the late Julia and Arthur Gavin. On September 12, 1964 Elaine married the love of her life, the late Roger Charles Loeffelbein at St. Veronica Catholic Church in East Detroit. Together they lived in Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Maryland before Roger’s retirement from the Sara Lee Corp. They faithfully attended Catholic Church wherever they lived. Elaine was a devoted mother and loving wife. Her early career was nursing in both Detroit and Traverse City. Mainly in pediatrics. Throughout her life she devoted time to fundraising and volunteering, especially with charities benefiting underprivileged infants and children. Roger and Elaine were passionate supporters of organizations working with special needs citizens such as GTI (previous employer of their retired son Mark). She also loved to play bridge, travel, read and play board games especially with her grandchildren. Elaine joins her parents, her husband Roger, and her younger brother James Gavin in Heaven. Elaine is survived by her loving children; Mark Loeffelbein and Diane (Matt) Miller and her beloved grandchildren; Jacob and Megan Miller. Also, her brother, Art (Mary Ellen) Gavin, sister, Carol (Stan) LaDuke and sister-in-law; Valerie (Roger) Matthews along with several beloved nieces and nephews. A private service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to GTI (Grand Traverse Industries), 2883 Aero Park Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686, a local employer of the disabled. Please share a memory with Elaine’s family by visiting her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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