Cornelius Robert LaMaire

1933 ~ 2021

Cornelius “Neal” LaMaire, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary King and brother, Fred LaMaire. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Cherie LaMaire; children, Neal LaMaire, Amy and Timothy Hubbard; grandchildren, Shannon and Ben Sobota, Elizabeth LaMaire and Brandon White, Joshua Jordan and Kristi Baughman, Katelynn and Preston Rose; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings: Helen Cowell, Margaret and John Austin and sister-in-law Barbara LaMaire. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11 am at South United Methodist Church, 4500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, with Pastor Mike Ramsey officiating. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday, November 14, from 4-7 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 Division Ave, Wyoming, as well as an hour prior to the funeral service at church. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to South United Methodist Church or Faith Hospice.

Visitation
Sunday, November 14
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Stegenga Funeral Chapel - Wyoming
3131 S. Division Avenue
Wyoming, MI 49548

Phone: 616-243-0176

Funeral Service
Monday, November 15
11:00am

South United Methodist Church
4500 S. Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Leave Your Tribute Message

November 12, 2021 5:08pm

I have lots of memories with Neil in the early days and also working at the railroad. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend.

- Frank Jenkins

November 12, 2021 4:09pm

I have such fond memories of “Case” as my dad Gene Suttorp always called him. He was a great friend to my dad. Growing up I Always remembered he was such a funny guy! So very sorry for your families loss.

- Nora Suttorp Jenkins

November 12, 2021 1:38pm

Neal, so sorry for you and your families loss.

- Dick and Pam Chapin

November 11, 2021 11:27am

Cornelius was a great guy ,Always had something funny to say . Will be missed by his family . To his family i am so sad for you all. I know you will miss your dad and husband. . my prayers are with you at this time . sincerly Ron Tudor

- ron tudor

November 11, 2021 11:10am

Uncle Jack will be dearly missed. I loved our military service conversations, political opinion sharing, hard laughs and all the time we had together.

- John Boyd King

November 10, 2021 7:09pm

I absolutely adored this man thru our high school years.  A great sense of humor and always willing to help everyone.  Hugs to everyone 💔

- Dawn Hyder




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