Rose Marie (Strand) DeJonghe

March 20, 1923 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 96)

Rose Marie DeJonghe (Strand) was born March 20, 1923 in Tipton, MI, moved to Tecumseh, MI, until she married Albert DeJonghe in 1941.  She worked at the bomber  plant, used to oil paint photos for the Tecumseh Photographer, and worked for 30+ years as the Ridgeway librarian. She loved to read, garden, and spend time with kids,  grandchildren and great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Albert, son Richard DeJonghe, daughters Sylvia Jacobson and Sharon DeJonghe, grandsons Barry Hawkins, Brian Hawkins and Steve DeJonghe.  She is survived by her sons Robert (Sharon) DeJonghe, Alan DeJonghe, David (Jana) DeJonghe, Dennis (Patty) DeJonghe and Edwin DeJonghe; son-in-law John Jacobson; daughters Rosalie (Jerry) Hawkins, Annette (Tom) Phelps, Rosemary (Marc) DeJonghe, Kathleen (Randy) Eberle, Dee (Gary) DeJonghe, Julia (Chuck) Waters, Janice Hoffman and Sandra DeJonghe.  She leaves a legacy of 36 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 9, 2019, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI, with Isabel Lopez officiating.  Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, MI.  Visitation will be on Sunday September 8, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.

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