Ferguson, Glennis

Written by David Green.

Glennis Martin Ferguson, 52, of S. Gorham Street, Fayette, died unexpectedly June 6, 2012, in Gorham Township.

He was born June 12, 1959, in Hudson, Mich., to Earl M. and L. Dolores (Kingsley) Ferguson. He married his high school sweetheart, Paula Jean VanAssche, on Jan. 26, 1980, and she survives.

Glennis lived his entire life in Fayette. He graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1977, and later served on its Board of Education. He managed the Fayette Super Valu store for several years after high school, and most recently was employed as a branch manager at Perfection Bakeries in Temperance, Mich. 

A true handyman, Glennis enjoyed working outdoors, woodworking and mechanics. He enjoyed all types of sports. He had a deep love for his family, in which he instilled the values of hard work, determination and pride. His helpful spirit and comforting smile will be sorely missed. Glennis was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette.

Besides his wife, Glennis is survived by his parents, Earl and Dee Ferguson of Fayette; five children, Rebecca Jean (and Dug) Senters of Perrysburg, Ohio, Nicole Marie Ferguson of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jason Martin (and Lindsey) Ferguson of Fayette; Kristin May (and fiancée Mat Johnson) of Fayette; and Kevin James Ferguson at home; a sister, Lynne Ferguson (and Matt Moats) of Fayette; two grandchildren, Caleb Martin and Carly Renee Ferguson of Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glennis and Juanita Ferguson; maternal grandparents, Harry and Alice Kingsley; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, T. James and Geraldine VanAssche.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Fred Duschl as celebrant. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made in Glennis’s honor to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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