Harriet DeVantier

Obituary of Harriet DeVantier

Harriet Allen DeVantier, 85, of Blissfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on December 4, 2017 at Charlotte Stephenson Manor, surrounded by her family.  Harriet was born on August 14, 1932 to Alfred and Louise Landres in New York City, New York.

On July 2 1955, in Lewiston, New York, she married Vernon DeVantier.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State University in New York, in 1954.  She taught Home Economics in Fort Wayne, Indiana and at Blissfield Middle and High School. She retired from Blissfield Schools.

She found great joy in serving alongside her husband at Bethlehem and St. Mark Lutheran Church, in Defiance, Ohio, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blissfield, Michigan and Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Michigan. She led church Bible studies, taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school, and was active in the women’s circle and the Alpha program.

Most recently, she was an active member at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Ottawa Lake, Michigan.   

She is survived by one son, James (Michelle) DeVantier of Blissfield, and three daughters, Louise (Gregory) Solak of St. Joseph, Michigan, Deborah (Paul) Onweller of Swanton, Ohio, and Barbara (Ronald) Schmidt of Blissfield. Harriet was a wonderful grandmother to Matthew and Michael Solak, Erica and David DeVantier, Lindsay (Terence) Weigand, Kelly Kimmelman, James (Kelsey) Kimmelman, Katie (Brad) Heineman, Amy (Aaron) Wielfaert, Eric (Becky) Schmidt and Anna Schmidt. Great grandchildren Ava and Jeremiah Wielfaert and Tenley and Decker Weigand. She is also survived by her two sisters, Anna Baker of Portland, Maine and Susan Alter of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and many other wonderful relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Vernon DeVantier and her parents.   

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 3-7pm at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield, also on Tuesday the 12th from 10 a.m. until the time of her funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5790 West Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, Michigan with Pastor Mark D. Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield.  

You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church or Care Pregnancy Center of Lenawee County. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.