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Luwanna S. Gagneur

Luwanna “Sue” Gagneur passed away, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born June 25, 1935 in Detroit, the daughter of Paul and Nina (Koepke) Roath. Sue was the activities coordinator at Saline Evangelical Home. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing shuffleboard and spoiling her grandchildren. On January 1, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana, she married John “Harry” Gagneur Jr. who passed away in 2018.

Surviving are her sons, Paul (Kim) Gagneur of Otsego, Harry (Lisa White) Gagneur of Florida and David (Brook) Gagneur of Oregon; 11 grandchildren, Nicole, Hannah, Taylor, Chase, Chance, Chaz, Cory, Devon, Brandon, Jonathon and Bailey; 5 great-grandchildren, Tiahna, Kaliah, Jayden, Jakoby and Everleigh; brother, Paul Roath; several nieces and nephews along with many friends from Saline, MI, Somerset Center, MI, Fort Myers, Florida and Bayberry Condo Community in Otsego.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughters, Cathy and Robin and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Friends may visit with Sue’s family from 2-4 PM, Sunday, February 13, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 14, 2022 at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Contributions in memory of Sue may be made to Right to Life.

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Todd and Tia Wynalda

February 10, 2022 at 1:13 pm

Paul we are so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know your family is in our thoughts. Always, Todd and Tia Wynalda


Craig and Lorna Sisson

February 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm

We are so very sad to hear of Sue’s passing. She was the very best neighbor and we loved her so much. She and Craig loved sharing their newspapers. I enjoyed so visiting with her and watching her Take her regular walks. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with Paul, Kim, and their entire family in their great loss. May God give you all the wonderful and joyful memories of Sue and her contagious smile. We will miss her so in our Bayberry Family. God bless


Tim/Judy Guest

February 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm

We loved Sue. She was such delightful lady & a special cousin. We will make a donation to Michigan Right to Life in her honor. We have supported them for years & are happy to make this special gift for such an amazing organization. We went to several banquets with Sue & John over the years.


Ruby Rogers

February 10, 2022 at 2:29 pm

Dearest Paul and Kim and Family-

Thank you for allowing me to serve your wonderful mother and oma- she was a special lady and I’m so thankful I was able to know her. I know she will be missed by many. She had a wonderful way about her. So Thank you for making me part of her life and your family. I’ll miss our walks, and dances and talks. I’m praying for you guys and may God comfort you at this time.

To greive I write so here it goes.

Following footsteps in the sand knowing he was leading my way feeling the warm sun hit my face, reaching my hand for his as I hear him call my name,I smile and feel the warmth of a tear on my cheek as I’m going to my forever home, you feel the warm breeze and think of me as I am with you even as you go. I’ll always be part of you as you travel, work and play, think of me in the sands of Florida to the spring and summer of Michigan. Laugh for me and smile because I followed his footsteps to my forever home. Ruby (home helper)


Cathy Gasper

February 10, 2022 at 5:16 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel like I knew this wonderful woman after all I have heard from Paul. I love that he loved his mother so much and he made sure everyone he knew heard how deep his respect and love was for her. Paul, I always respected that you boasted you were a self-proclaimed mama’s boy and proud of it! I know how dep this loss cuts, and I’m relieved you know she is in a better place with no pain and with dad again.

My deepest sympathy. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you besides making a donation in mom’s name.

Love, Cathy


Sarah wilson

February 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm

The only Angel on earth I have ever known or will ever know …she was so special and always will be. I am crying happy tears knowing she and John “Harry “ are going to be together forever in heaven and it will be beautiful for them


Dennis and Kathy Hecht

February 10, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Dave, Brook, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved Sue and will miss seeing her .


Paul & Rose Wagner

February 10, 2022 at 7:04 pm

Remembering all the good times on Highland Drive. Prayers sent to all the family.

Paul & Rose Wagner.


Luz Ayala

February 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

Thank you Sue for letting me spend time with you, for allowing me to help take care of you. You will be missed dearly. So many memories but I know that you are watching over me. You are now my guardian angel.

I pray the family finds comfort in knowing she is now resting and an angel. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the family.

Sending prayers for comfort and strength during this time. I wish I could be there with everyone.

Sending my love,

Luz and family



February 10, 2022 at 11:48 pm

You have my deepest condolences she was an Angel Susan from Viciniy


Bryan Holland

February 11, 2022 at 9:09 am

My deepest condolences for your loss, sending prayers and positive vibes your way.


Terry Guest Perkins

February 14, 2022 at 11:36 am

Sue was a favorite cousin of my mother, Lenore Guest. She babysat for her and Paul. I enjoyed every minute that I was around Sue and her sunshine she spread so freely! We have not been able to see her through the years, but I know I can speak for all her other cousins that are acquainted with her in saying that we cherish her! We know it will be a happy time in Heaven for her parents, grandparents and her beloved husand. Our deepest condolences to her wonderful brother Paul, who we adore, and all of the family! How blessed you are to have Sue in your lives.

With sincere love,

Terry and Lynn Perkins and family


Shirley (Stolte) Ragsdale

February 14, 2022 at 12:59 pm

I’m so sorry to hear such a sweet distant cousin has passed. I loved having her come to a family reunion at my house in Laingsburg several years ago. She will be missed


Randy Dieter

February 14, 2022 at 4:09 pm

Sue was a beautiful person who was always so nice to me whenever I visited John. I considered John one of my very best friends ever. Unfortunately, I found out about Sue’s passing late; and was unable to make the visitation or service. Gagneur family, please accept my sincere condolences.


Chrissy Eakins

February 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm

It was truly such an honor to get to know Sue- in such a short time it was so apparent what an amazing woman she was by all of the people that love her!!! I am so blessed to have gotten to know Paul, Kim, and the girls-ALL THE FAMILY!!!


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