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Mary Gaylordine "Deanie" (Hass) Vesely

May 1, 1944 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Mary Gaylordine “Deanie” Vesely, 79, of Three Oaks, went home to be with Jesus, Sunday, August 13, 2023, in the presence of her family, having courageously lived many years with dementia.

Her life began May 1, 1944, in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Michigan City, Indiana, the middle child of Gaylord “Whitey” and Mary Louise Hass. Deanie was raised and lived her whole life in Three Oaks, Michigan, where she married George Edward Vesely August 1, 1964. 

Deanie, as she was affectionately known, was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend.  She never met a stranger and loved her family, and friends.  She cherished being a wife and mom, and especially loved being a grandma.  She was Connor’s biggest fan and was always present at his sporting events, to cheer him on.

She briefly worked at Heath Company before raising her children.  After her girls graduated, she worked at River Valley High School for eighteen years.  She was lovingly called the “Queen of the Copy Room,” a job that brought her so much joy. She loved being part of a fantastic staff and touched the lives of so many students who, in turn, touched hers.   

Deanie will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her adoring husband of fifty-nine years George Vesely of Three Oaks; daughters, Julie (David) Legault of Buchanan, Lisa Vesely of Kalamazoo; grandson, Connor Legault; granddaughters, Makayla (Brad) Johnson, Marissa Legault; great granddaughter, Ella; brother, George (Linda) Hass; nieces, Alicia Hass, Krista (Alax) Barnes, Jennifer (Marcus) Gough; great niece, Nora; great nephews, Miles, and Layne.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Hass.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., in St. Mary of the Assumption, 28 Ash Street West, Three Oaks.  Family and friends may also visit with the family one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Deanie will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Chikaming Township.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful hospice staff at Caring Circle, with a special thank you extended to Olivia. 

The family prefers contributions in memory of Deanie be made to a scholarship fund to be established in her name for a deserving student at River Valley High School, care of Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.

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August 16, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel
106 Ash Street East
Three Oaks, MI 49128

August 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
28 West Ash Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128

Funeral Mass
August 17, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
28 West Ash Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128


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