Lori Ann Tennant, 58, of Cheboygan, formerly of Onaway, died at home Wednesday, October 6, 2021. The daughter of James and Edna (Lundgren) Tennant, Lori was born January 27, 1963 in Cheboygan. A Celebration of Life will be held at Tower Hall Monday, October 11, 2021 where Lori’s family will receive friends from 3 – 7 p.m.
Surviving Lori is her companion of 11 years, Allen “Al” Bishop of Cheboygan; sons, Ronald II (Erica) Langworthy of Indian River, Albert Langworthy of Cheboygan, and Jeff Langworthy, CJ (Nishoney) Langworthy and Adam (Sasha) Langworthy, all of Watford City, North Dakota; as well as her grandchildren, Ronald III, Elijah, Sawyer, Alexys, Bentley, Levi, Colten, Paisley, Alexandria, Brayden and Luke. Lori also leaves her mother, Edna Wellesley; a sister, Myra Tennant; and brother, Ed (Mary) Tennant, all of Onaway; a sister, Annie (John) King of Marquette; and several nieces and nephews. Lori was preceded in death by her father, Jim Tennant; and brother, Myron Tennant.
A lifelong resident of northern Michigan, Lori worked as a cook at Woodwinds in Onaway for many years and as a certified nurses assistant at Tendercare in Cheboygan.
She loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. She was a wonderful mother who passed on her love for the outdoors to her sons and did a fantastic job raising them. Lori loved a good cup of coffee (which she also passed onto her sons) and was an avid collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia, windmills, wind spinners, bicycles, and beautiful rocks. She and Al were like two peas in a pod with collecting and made their home and yard into somewhat of a museum for their collections. The unique items they gathered through the years are neatly and meticulously displayed on shelves and on every wall of their home. Their yard is delightful and nostalgic, adorned with plenty of twinkling lights and Lori’s bicycles lined-up along the fence including tricycles, antique bikes and modern BMX styles, not to mention the colorful wind spinners of all shapes and sizes whirling in the breeze, windmills, and unique signage.
Lori loved just about every genre of music and will be fondly remembered for always singing along. She knew all the words and sang while she drove, while she worked and while she played.
She was a fabulous cook although it’s hard to imagine the amount of food she had to prepare to keep her brood of little men fed. Raising her boys at times was quite challenging but Lori did her best through instinct and trial and error to keep her rough-and tumble boys in line. She was understanding, forgiving, and embraced her boys’ energy. Lori’s greatest accomplishment was raising five boys to be hardworking, respectable, good guys.
Truly a great person, Lori was humble, easygoing, and well-liked. Loved and respected by her family she will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.