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Jean Knaffle

1948 - 2020

Birddie Jean Knaffle age 72 of Cheboygan passed away April 14, 2020 at home with her husband, Al and a niece and caregiver, Linda at her side.

She was born on February 26, 1948 in Corbin, Kentucky to General Lee and Axie (Frye) Ray.

Jean moved from Corbin, Kentucky to Flint, Michigan in the 1960s. Jean lived in Otisville where she raised 4 beautiful strong daughters. In the early 1990s she moved to Davison where she met and married Allen Knaffle on June 3, 1994. She loved dancing with Al, cooking and talking with everyone. Jean was a long- time member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. She loved and adored spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband, Al of Cheboygan; daughter, Cindy (fiancé Dan) LoRee, daughter, Glenda (Tim) Pake, daughter, Brenda (Ray) Fritz, daughter, Virginia Justus, Grandchildren, Booker (Kelly) Fritz, Paige Fritz, Autumn LoRee, Justin Pake, Austin Houndshell. Great grandchildren, Brynn Fritz, Mila and Nola Hicks ; stepson, James (Rhonda) Knaffle of Cheboygan; stepdaughter, Karen (Allen) Thompson, step grandchildren, Alex and Maleia of Millington; 2 brothers-in-law, Ray Knaffle and Lonnie Knaffle of Cheboygan; sisters-in-law, Alice (Jack) Shields of Cheboygan and Sally (Wally) Daniels of Cincinnati, Ohio; a very close and caring aunt, Ruby Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces and nephews in Cheboygan, Cincinnati and Corbin; and many caring friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and three brothers.

A graveside service will take place at 1p.m. on Saturday, April 18th at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Cheboygan with Chaplain Dianne Myers officiating.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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