Renee Ann Leclaire

Birth: June 5th, 1965
Death: September 30th, 2012
Age: 47 years
Previous Residence(s):Pinconning
College:Central Michigan University - 1988

Leclaire, Renee Ann, of Westland, MI. Passed away on Sunday September 30, 2012 at her home with her loving husband at her side after a very long battle with cancer.

She was born in Pinconning on June 5, 1965 to the late Harold & Irene (Ehlers) La Pan. Renee spent the last two decades living in Westland with her husband David Leclaire who survives her. Renee and David were married on June 15, 1991. Renee was a loving wife, sister, and friend, and will be sorely missed by those that loved her. She will always be known by family and friends for her kindness, caring heart, independence and strength. In 1988 she graduated from Central Michigan University. Since then, Renee was the store manager for several businesses. The past five years Renee served as the office manager for Dr.Karl Tarkanyi at KET Chiropratic Center, along with managing her start up billing company, Accu-Bill. Renee was an avid Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Michigan and Central Michigan fan.

She is survived by her 2 brothers, Donald & Debbra La Pan of Novi and Daniel & Mary La Pan of Saginaw, and Stepfather James Purtell of Sanford. Renee is also survived by her Mother and Father-in-Law, David & Frances Leclaire of Taylor, Sisters and Brothers in Law, Genevieve (Leclaire) & Brian Evans of Taylor, and Michael & Tamra Leclaire of Lincoln Park and as well as a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In state Friday, 10:30am with Funeral Mass at 11:00am at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor. Visitation Thursday, 1:00pm-9:00pm at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Scripture Service Thursday, 8:00pm. Memorials suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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