Jeanette P. Rusnell

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Jeanette Pearl Rusnell, age 64, of Elmira, passed away on October 21, 2023.

She was born in Mt. Clemens, MI, on June 5, 1959, to Herman and Ella (Wiles) Hopp.

Family was everything to Jeanette.  She loved spending time with them, especially attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, including volleyball, football, hockey, soccer, and basketball. She also enjoyed going to Detroit Red Wings games. 

She loved the outdoors, whether it was camping, watching the ships dock at the Soo Locks, or gardening.  Some of her other hobbies were knitting and reading.

Jeanette retired from Walmart after 20+ years and was a member of the Alba United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters, Susan Hopp, Carolyn Coon, and Marilyn Huffman.

She is survived by her husband, Perry; her children, Keith (Melissa) Rusnell, Angela (Terry) Gapinski, and Katherine (Matt) Johnson; grandchildren, Victoria, Ean, Hailey, Thomas, Chester, Emily, and Evelyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Family through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

11 comments on “Jeanette P. Rusnell”

  1. Perry and family so sorry for your loss Jeanette was a sweet person and will be missed by all prayers for you and the family Bob Robin and family

  2. Joni and Mike Rusnell

    We are so sad to hear about Jeanette. She always had a smile on her face and was so very happy with her life. You were all blessed to have her, as all of us were. Will be missed for sure. Our love goes out to the family.

  3. Jeanette was such fun to work with in domestics at wal-mart, I have great memories of our times there especially when Jeanette would hide in beach towels or under empty boxes just waiting for Colleen Samkoviak to walk around the corner scaring her.
    RIP Jeanette you will be so missed

  4. Sorry to hear about this she was a very happy person whenever she was doing anything I remember the one year getting ready to go camping and she was learning to place the camper and all the sudden she took off saying goin to find a pull thru love you buddy

  5. Such a beautiful soul inside and out , Jeanette was loved by everyone ! Always smiling and so thoughtful ! My heart goes out to her loving family , you will be missed immensely here lady . Rest easy Jeanette , love , hugs and prayers to all !

  6. Perry & family,
    So sorry to hear of Jeanette’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits when she worked at Lakes of the North. She was always so happy and easy to talk with. And you could tell her family was everything to her. Our heart goes out to you ❤️
    Dennis & Nancy

  7. Perry and Family,
    Karen and I are both so sorry to be hearing of this just today. Our thoughts and our love are being extended to you all. Please give us a call if we can do anything.

    Tommy and Karen Farley and Andrew Johnson

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