Purman, Frederick V.,
Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center Cooper. Age 76 years. Son of the late Vern and Irene (Rondo) Purman, Frederick was born October 5, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Patricia L. McGuire on October 12, 1957. She survives him. Fred was employed by General Motors as an engineer for 36 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church. Fred enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving besides his wife Patricia are three daughters and two sons, Laurie Shell, Saginaw; Barb and Steve Kaczynski, Auburn; Doug and Nancy Purman, Yarmouth Port, Mass.; MaryBeth Chasnis, Saginaw; Ken Purman, Yarmouth Port, Mass; five grandsons, Adam, Dan and Zach Kaczynski, Eric Shell, Patrick Chasnis; one sister, Patricia and Robert McIntyre, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bernard and Dorothy McGuire.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday February 20, 2013 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland. Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate. Honoring Mr. Purman’s wishes cremation will follow with private entombment of cremains in Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (Between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to City Rescue Mission, SS. Peter and Paul Food Pantry or St. Agnes Catholic Church.