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Larenee Joyce Tabin, aged 86, formerly of Wyandotte, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was born in Wyandotte on September 1, 1935, the daughter of the late, Walter and Mary (Kuklinski) Bodziak.

Larenee went to St. Patrick’s High School. In 1957. She married the love of her life, Norbie, and raised three children in Trenton. Our beautiful mother loved watching her children play many sports and activities. She was wild about Elvis, a fantastic cook, a fashionista, and enjoyed motor homing and traveling to Canada and the States. She loved going to the casino and playing Flaming 7’s.

She is survived by her children, Kimberly (Chris Costello), Brian “Butch” (Mary Soults) Tabin and Brad Tabin; five grandchildren, Tyler, Easton, Samantha, Sophia and Skyler; three great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Vera and Bibi.

Services will be held at a later date at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donations in Larenee’s memory may be made to the Lung Cancer Association.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.


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  1. Mary Ann Kullins on June 25, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    To Renee’s family:

    I realize that none of you know me, but I loved Renee and I wish I had been able to stay in touch with her. I was a flower girl at her wedding when I was nine years old. Renee was not only beautiful on the outside, but she was even more beautiful altogether. I have few, but good memories of her. She and your grandmother were so very kind to me. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless Renee forever.

    Mary Ann Kuklinski Kullins

  2. Kimberly Tabin Ganos on June 28, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    I am truly devastated and heartbroken. My mother was not only my mother and my friend, she was my mentor and my hero. It was an Honor to call her my Mother. Our lives will never be the same but we take comfort in knowing she is with the love of her life, my wonderful father, Norbie and Jesus. I am looking up to the heavens my beautiful Mother and this is how I feel about you. “You are the Finest, Loveliest, Tenderest, and most Beautiful Person I know—–and even that is an understatement” F. Scott Fitzgerald

  3. Kim Connor on June 30, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Your mother was always such a delight to be around and that woman could cook! I loved talking with her and your father. It was so obvious that they loved family and always put them first. It’s so very hard to lose a loved one that was so present in your every day life but take delight in the fact that she is pain free and dancing in heaven with Norb♥️

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