Age 91, of East Lansing, formerly Owosso, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Sparrow Health System.
Homer was predeceased by his wife Catherine (Flenniken) Hemond; daughter Mary Catherine; and siblings Marie Rose Therese Etlinger, Rita Lucille Hemond, Marie Berthe Giroux, Marie Emma Whiteside and Roger Arthur Hemond.
He is survived by his children Jeanne (Patricia Franzen) Hemond, Aimee (Stephen) Houghton, Robert (Suzanne) Hemond, Therese (Russell) Corkins, Frederic Hemond, Louise Hemond-Wilson, Suzanne Hemond and Zachary (Laura Lindstrand) Hemond; siblings Dolorese (Amjad) Umar, Joseph Robert Hemond and Claire (Bruce) Carruthers; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.
Homer was born April 27, 1928, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to Omer L. Hemond and Aurore R. (Sirois) Hemond. He spent much of his childhood between the Detroit area and French-speaking Canada, and was very proud of his French-Canadian heritage. He attended Lincoln Park schools and went on to proudly serve his country in the 11th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
Homer married Catherine Lee Flenniken Feb. 20, 1954, in Angola, Indiana. They enjoyed almost 58 years of marriage before Catherine’s death in 2012. Homer spent more than 50 years as a resident of Owosso, where he worked as a painter and decorator, and retired from Midland-Ross after 25 years of service.
Homer was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a proud supporter of the Owosso Public Schools, especially the performing arts programs.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Nelson-House Funeral Home in Owosso with the Rev. Steve Makranyi officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery at a later date.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the funeral home, with rosary from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Catherine Hemond Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Michigan State University.