Laurie Navin Weikel 1963-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs

BOARDMAN – Laurie Navin Weikel, 58, died suddenly on Friday October 1, 2021, at her home.

Laurie was born June 30, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Bernard and Donna Fulmer Navin.

Raised in Michigan, she graduated in 1982 from Kimball High School and Southeast Oakland Vocational Education Center, both in Royal Oak. She continued her education at Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management in 1986.

A talented pastry chef, Laurie has always had a passion for making beautiful cakes and pastries. She has worked for many restaurants and bakeries throughout her career. Her work took her to Florida for many years when she accepted a position with Walt Disney World Resorts. Laurie has won numerous contests and awards for her pastry talent, creativity, customer service and management skills.

In 2012, she moved to Rochester, NY, and Boardman in 2016. She was currently working as a cake decorator for Nemenz IGA in Struthers.

She was a member of the Fairport Community Baptist Church in New York.

Laurie will be remembered with love for her generosity and willingness to always help others.

She is survived by her sister, Lindsey (George) Fabian of West Henrietta, NY; brother, Larry (Katie) Navin of Peoria, Arix .; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In addition to her parents, Laurie was predeceased by her infant son, Christopher J. Weikel.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland. Interment will be held next to his parents at White Chapel Memorial Park, Troy, Michigan.

In honor of Laurie’s love for animals, memorial contributions can be made on her behalf to Animal Charity, 4140 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

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