Serniak, Garnet Alice 2/22/1951 - 4/12/2017 Mt. Pleasant, MI Garnet Alice Serniak, age 66, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, formerly of Spring Lake, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Woodland Hospice House near Mt. Pleasant. Garnet was born on February 22, 1951 in Detroit, the daughter of Alfred John Chown and Florence Joann (Myers) Beres. She was employed in the retail field in sales for many years, where she met many of her dearest friends. In her leisure time, Garnet enjoyed cooking with family, reading, debating politics, and online gaming. Garnet was also an avid animal lover and advocate who volunteered and fostered for Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven. Garnet is survived by her children: Janna Michelle Serniak of Jakarta, Indonesia; Christie Joann Serniak and partner Samantha Anne Sherwood of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; and Mark Andrew Serniak of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Also surviving is a grandson, Andrew David Porter of Spring Lake, Michigan, and two brothers, Wes Grady of South Carolina and Tim Beres of Colorado. She was preceded in death by both parents and her stepfather Julius Beres. A memorial celebration is planned for June, in Spring Lake, Michigan. Friends desiring to remember Garnet with a memorial contribution may wish to consider Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven, P.O. Box 23, Ferrysburg, Michigan 49049. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.rowleyfuneralhome.com . 'Honoring Traditions, Respecting Change'
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