Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Laurie Hope VanMarter
Date of Death: August, 01 2018

          Laurie Hope VanMarter, 48, Negaunee, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at her home in Negaunee. She was born on June 13, 1970 in Galveston, TX, daughter of the late Steven and Karen (Miller) VanMarter.
          Laurie is survived by her step-father: Jim Paulin, Aunts: Linda Henderson, Susie VanMarter and Sandy VanMarter.
          She was preceded in death by her parents, whom both passed away on the same day, but in separate circumstances, maternal great-grandmother: Helmie Sarazin and maternal grandparents: Lawrence R. and Ruth L. VanMarter.    
          Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday August 5, 2018 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St., Escanaba, MI 49829). A funeral to celebrate the life of Laurie VanMarter will follow visitation on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.
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  • "Our hearts ♥️ go out to you I can’t imagine how one can put their head around something like the loss of a young daughter. Our deepest sympathy 😇🙏"
    -John & lois pinar

  • "Enjoyed Laurie’s amazing laughand strong spirit. I worked with her back in the1990’s and then again at Great Lakes Recovery Center. My thoughts are with the family❤️"
    -Lynn Rath/Rondeau

  • "So sorry for your loss. "
    -Amy dubord Collingwood

  • "I was proud to call Laura a friend and loved her humor and her heart!! She truly was one of a kind and my heart breaks at her loss. Please know that she was loved and a delightful human being. I won't ever forget the treasure of wonderful memories that she gifted me. "
    -Joanne Whitley

  • "We always enjoyed seeing Laurie at the Car Shows and Red Hats. She was a joy to talk with and be with. I know you will miss her greatly our heart go out to you Jim. Love and prayers to you. "
    -Jack & Bonnie Hoult

  • "Dear Laura, you will be sadly missed by all. You were and still be one of God's brightest 👼."
    -Gail Caceres

  • "Laurie so sorry on your Passing I love you I know we didn;t get to spend much time together but my love for you was real great person and great parents god bless you and rest in peace Just Like Your Mother Gone to fast your together now in heaven above god take care of you all love you"
    -Ruth Buechler

  • "Laura I'm so heart broken of your passing. You were always in my thoughts. Didn't get to see you very often but I do love you. You are the sweetest niece I could of ask for. RIP sweet girl. Love Aunt Sherri."
    -Sherri Flores

  • "Laura was a dear friend of mine. We shared many experiences together, and I will always be thankful for her sense of humor, friendship, and love. You will be missed! ❤"
    -Bonnie Betzinger

  • "Laura hope my dear Neice! Time passes and this breaks my heart! I baby sat you as a child for my sister ! I know your in heaven baby. I love you ! Aunt Shirley. P.O. box 8263 Baytown Texas 77522. "
    -Aunt shirley

  • "I met Laura thru AOL and spent a hilarious weekend with her and other triviaholics several years back. She was so fun loving and adventurous and great to be with. I am thankful for the chance to meet her and cherish my memories of her. Sincere condolences to her family. She’s definitely gone too soon."
    -Denice T (ziggy133)

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