Jean Eloise Elder

PETOSKEY — Jean Eloise Elder, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Elder; daughter-in-law, Patricia Elder; and son-in-law, John Kingsnorth.

Jean is survived by her son, Kerry J. Elder; daughter, Jackie J. Kingsnorth; grandchildren Daniel (Rachel Graham) Elder, Dylan (Kate Bass) Elder, Collin Elder, Julie (Andrew) Gutknecht, and John (Brooke) Kingsnorth; great-grandchildren, Jace Gutknecht, Brynn Gutknecht, Eloise Kingsnorth, Ezra Kingsnorth, Gabriel Elias, and Jaden Elias; siblings, Ruth Fisher, Ann Pattee, Betty (Don) Gardner, and Paul (Lois) Smith; sister-in-law, Betty Elder; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jean was a member of the United Methodist Church of Petoskey. She was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player. Jean was the first female president of the Petoskey Bayview Country Club. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date in Petoskey.

Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital Auxiliary, 416 Connable, Petoskey, MI 49770.

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