In loving memory of

March 29, 1949 - November 21, 2022

Frances Leo "Fran" LaValley, 73, of Gwinn, passed away on Monday morning, November 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice.

Fran was born on March 29, 1949 in Cleveland, OH to the late Francis Leo and Virginia (Moran) Sherer.

Fran enjoyed woodworking and watching soap operas. She loved her pets and all animals. Fran was also a member of the Gwinn Merry Mixers.

Fran is survived by her son, Jayson (Rebecca) Dutiel; grandchildren, Alexander and Kendall Dutiel; and two brothers, Tim (Janis) Sherer and Joe (Mary Ann) Sherer. Besides her parents, Fran was preceded in death by her husband, D.J. LaValley; and her brother, George Sherer.

A celebration of Fran's life will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 12 until 3 p.m. at Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Fran's name to UPAWS, 815 South State Highway M553, Gwinn, MI 49841 or to Delta Animal Shelter, 6975 County 426 M.5 Rd., Escanaba, MI 49829.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Fran's family where memories and condolences may be shared at


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