Alice (Stowe) Hannula

Hannula, Alice photoAge 88, passed away June 10, 2017.  She was born December 9, 1928, in Lansing, the city she loved and where she lived her entire life.  She and Ray were married 44 years on Earth and will celebrate their 65th anniversary together this month.  Alice worked several jobs and loved them all, especially when she worked for Governor Milliken at the Capitol.  She was a longtime, active member of North Presbyterian Church.  She loved going to the casino and being with her friends and Card Club.

Alice was greeted in heaven by her husband, Ray Hannula; son, Thomas Hannula; son-in-law, Denny Shauver; 3 sisters, 2 brothers, a special sister-in-law, and many dear friends.  Left to honor her memory are daughter, Annette Shauver; son, Fred (Kandy) Hannula; 4 grandchildren, who were the light of her life and brought her much joy and laughter for the past 25 years, Cari Shauver, Kristine (Ian Holleman) Hannula, Tomie Shauver, and Stacey Hannula; many loving nieces and nephews and their families; along with many special friends, including Bernita, Ina, Joe, and Bette.  Her family will miss her loving smile, generous spirit, and sage advice.  The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful people at Grace Hospice.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Immanuel Community Reformed Church, 3200 Delta River Drive, Lansing.  Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens.  Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans in memory of Alice Hannula.

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Kim Lehmer
June 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

We will miss you Mrs. Cousin! You were the life of the party!

June 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

So very sorry for your loss.

Karen Wilcox
June 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

Fred and Annette, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Gene Guile
June 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

Our Lord is receiving a special gift as Alice arrives in Heaven. I was a neighbor of the family for many years . The memories of those days are wonderful because of Alice, Ray , Fred,Annette,Tommie,plus relatives,and friends. I look back on those days as some of the best years of my own life. Special people,special love for them all! Gene Guile

Denice Stoecker
June 12, 2017 at 10:44 am

I’m sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She volunteered for me at the McRee Guest House and I have many fond memories of her. I still have a plastic glass that she gave me, (I collect cow things and it has a cow on it), so i think of her often. We shared lots of laughs and that’s what I will remember about her. My sympathies to all her family.

Bill and Helene Fineis
June 12, 2017 at 10:48 am

Annette, Cari and Tomie,

Bill and I are so very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are
sending you much love, hugs and support from across the miles.
Love all of you so much.

Carl and Donna Wardell
June 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Dear Hannulas,

We have fond memories of our days at North Church and working with your parents on different
committees. They were so involved and gave so much to the church and the community. So sorry for your loss, Alice always made things fun and we remember her beautiful smile. We know she is meeting her Lord with a smile on her face. We send you our deepest sympathy,

Vanessa Morrison
June 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Dear Family and Friends of Alice:
Thank you for the privilege and honor of being part of her life and care. She touched our lives in a very special way and brought a smile to our faces with each encounter we had with her.
Alice will be missed and fondly remembered.
Blessings to you,
Vanessa Morrison- Grace Hospice Administrator

Tammy Duff
June 14, 2017 at 11:01 am

Thank you for the honor of caring for your loved one. May your memories give you comfort and healing.

Tammy Duff

Grace Hospice
Lead Volunteer Coordinator
Michigan Region

Margaret (Margie) Cooke
June 30, 2017 at 11:46 pm

I was so sad to learn of Alice’s death. She was one of my favorite people. Her sense of humor could make any situation better. I have had some health problems over the past few years which kept me from staying in touch as I would have liked. I enjoyed Alice and knowing your family. You are in my prayers.


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