John Lazere, a beloved member of the New Boston, Michigan community, passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on May 1, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at home. Born and raised in Southgate, Michigan, John was the son of the late Pete and Mary Lazere.
For over 30 years, John served as the head mechanic for Southgate Schools, where he dedicated his time and expertise to keeping the school's fleet running smoothly. After retiring from his position at Southgate Schools, John spent 12 years working as a Commercial Vehicle Inspector for the Michigan State Police. His dedication to his work was unparalleled, and his colleagues highly respected him.
John was an active community member and deeply involved in St. Stephen Usher's Club and the Knights of Columbus (Order #6549). He was passionate about his faith and always sought ways to give back to those around him.
An avid hunter, outdoorsman, meat grilling connoisseur, Jeopardy junkie, and a knack for telling the worst dad jokes ever, John was known for his contagious personality and his loveable, good-natured sense of humor. John's family was the center of his world, and he cherished his wife of 41 years, Colleen, and his children, Amanda (Carl) Siggett, John Jr. (Andrea) Lazere, Andrew (DeAnn) Lazere, and Nicholas (Megan) Lazere, and his eleven grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert and Richard. The viewing will be held at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, with rosary from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Instate will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in New Boston on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 11:30am with funeral service to follow at 12:30pm. John will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and his legacy will live on in the memories of those he touched.