Robert Christopher "Chris" Naumes

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Robert Christopher “Chris” Naumes, 40, of Mt. Pleasant, our brave, and loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend passed away suddenly from a heart attack on the afternoon of Friday, November 11, 2016 at McLaren Central Michigan. Chris was born in Mt. Pleasant on July 10, 1976, the son of Joseph and Beth (Norris) Naumes. Throughout childhood Chris bravely endured many medical issues. When he was two and half years old he was diagnosed at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD with Niemann-Picks Type B disease. At the age of 12 Chris underwent a liver transplant at the University of Michigan Hospital, he was a 27-year liver transplant survivor. Chris did not let his medical problems stop him; he was a cub scout at Verellen Elementary in Essexville and later graduated from Garber High School in Essexville in 1995. Chris was an avid U of M fan, enjoyed woodworking, and enjoyed taking his beloved dog, Amanda, on long walks. Chris leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved parents Beth (Bob) Jarve and Joseph (Mari Haywood) Naumes; siblings, Dr. Patrick O’Connor (Dr. Nancy Stevens), Dr. Robert K. (Amber) Jarve, Kelly Naumes, and Erin (Karl Bentley) Jarve; nieces and nephews, Evan O’Connor, Daniel Jarve, Nicholas Jarve, Malakai Garcia Bentley, and Jordan Bentley, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chris was welcomed home to heaven by his grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Norris, Bernard and Emily Naumes, and his brother, Daniel Jarve. Chris’ family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 10:00 AM until the time of his 12:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. A Celebration of Life Reception will immediately follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski’s. Memorial contributions may be directed to wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Beth,
    I am so very sorry that you have to undergo the loss of your son, Chris. I cannot imagine how very difficult this must be for you. You and your entire family are being lifted up in prayer. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

  2. Beth, Bob and family: I am so saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. My thoughts prayers are with you throughout this difficult time…
    Fritzi Stevenson

  3. Chris was a regular fixture at Hannahs bark park. We are all shocked and saddened. He and Amanda will be greatly missed. I hope she has found a home with the family please know we enjoyed Chris. God bless your family

  4. John and I are so sorry to hear about Chris, he was a strong young man who was an inspiration to many. Our condolences to all of his family

  5. Beth, I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. My sincere condolences to you, Bob and entire family. I am out of town today but you all will be in my thoughts. I will try and
    track you down this next week. Take Care. Joyce Kinney Johnson

  6. Beth,

    My PEO sisters and I are sorry to read about Chris. Over the years since we met, you all have been in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ann Jensen

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