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Elizabeth M. Jaehnig

July 2, 1939 — March 22, 2024

Elizabeth M. "Bettie" Jaehnig, Age 84, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024 in East Lansing, MI, after a brief illness. Bettie was born in the U.P. of Michigan on July 2, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Elsie (Corgan) Grace. She was proud of the fact that her first job was with the Registrar's Office of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Bettie returned to the U.P. where she met, fell in love, and married her husband, Irwin "Mort" Jaehnig, in 1965. She stayed home when she and Mort started their family. When their children became older, Bettie started working for the State of Michigan and retired while with Licensing and Regulation, after 25 years of service. She was a devoted member of St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing, where she became an active member of Right to Life and St. Vincent DePaul Society, as well as Habitat for Humanity. Although she lived in the Lansing area for a majority of her adult life, she always thought of the U.P. of Michigan as her home! Bettie loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener. Most of all, she loved her family and was especially devoted to supporting all her grandchildren during their activities.

Bettie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mort, in 2009. Surviving are her children; daughter, Xan (Steve) Swailes; sons, Frank (Suzanne), John (Kim) and Jim (Amy); grandchildren, Olivia, Jacob (Liz), Andrew, Sophia, Emma, Liza, Isaiah Swailes, Kinleigh (Jared) Sayers, Matthew (Shauna), Mara, and Benjamin Jaehnig; great grandchildren, Riley and Isla Swailes; Max Jaehnig, and Emma Sayers.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 27th, 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse, MI, with Rev. Fr. Jins Joseph as celebrant. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, L'Anse on Friday, May 24th at 11 a.m.. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic School in L'Anse or Right to Life of Michigan in memory of Bettie Jaehnig. Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Bettie's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation for Elizabeth M. Jaehnig

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

16 6th Street, L'Anse, MI 49946

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Funeral Mass for Elizabeth M. Jaehnig

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

16 6th Street, L'Anse, MI 49946

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Luncheon for Elizabeth M. Jaehnig

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

16 6th Street, L'Anse, MI 49946

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Graveside for Elizabeth M. Jaehnig

Friday, May 24, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery

US Highway 41, L'Anse, MI

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