August 27, 1935 - February 23, 2021
Jeanine Ann Mulders, 85, of Munger, our hardworking, determined, loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Jeanine was born in Bay City on August 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Reinke) Ryan. Jeanine graduated from St. James High School, class of 1953, and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Education at Central Michigan University and furthered her education at Michigan State where she received her Doctorate in Education. On June 9, 1956 at St. James Church, Jeanine was united in marriage to the love of her life, Henry Mulders. Together they shared almost 65 years, four wonderful children, and countless memories. Jeanine helped Henry work on the family farm for many years. An active parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, she enjoyed helping with hospitality, funeral dinners, and staying active with the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. A dedicated educator, Mrs. Mulders taught Kindergarten for 42 years, retiring from Hampton Elementary. Mrs. Mulders’ own children and grandchildren are included in the over 2,000 children she was able to teach. Jeanine absolutely loved teaching and tutoring children; she could teach anyone to read and loved to see them conquer math. She impacted many children’s lives from teaching square dancing in kindergarten to instructing young adults in college calculus. Above all, Jeanine loved time spent with family. She enjoyed all the gatherings, summers spent taking her grandchildren and great-grandchildren up to the cottage, and on special outings around Bay City. Watching and cheering on the Great Lakes Loons was always a favorite pastime. Jeanine’s love and endless intelligence will live and be remembered for generations. Jeanine leaves to carry on her legacy, her loving husband, Henry; children, Joseph (Abbe) Mulders, Mary Jean (Mark) Keipert, James (Sue) Mulders, and Kathleen (Dana) Troutman; grandchildren, Adam (Jill) Mulders, Kyle (Noelle) Keipert, Kate (Gary) Weber, Kurt (Alena Rodriguez) Keipert, Eric (Kayla Ellis) Mulders, Sara (Alex Kile) Mulders, Kelsey (Josh) Anderson, Nicholas (Meredith Blackwell) Troutman, and Emily Troutman; great-grandchildren, Zachary Mulders, Brooke Weber, Logan Mulders, and Paige Weber; siblings, Mary Jo Sequin, Kay Marciniak, Patricia (Robert) Duyck, Ellen (Phil) Simonds, and Ann (John) LaMarre; sisters-in-law, Elaine Zalucha, Joanne Fortune, Jean (Ronald) Jacobs, and Jan (Gary) Stefaniak, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, Jeanine was welcomed home to heaven by her brother, Joseph (Thomas) Ryan Jr.; in-laws, Archie and Elizabeth Mulders; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Sequin, Ray Marciniak, Anthony Zalucha, and David Fortune. Jeanine’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Jeanine will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visitation will continue from 9:00 AM until Jeanine’s 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with the Rite of Committal to follow privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. The entire family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to Brad, Melissa, Gail, Dawn, and Jennifer from Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish or the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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