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Age 20

Date of Death June 5, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers ,Michigan

Service Details

Cremation has taken place and the family will receive guests at Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. ,with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Three Rivers at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. After a luncheon in the church hall, interment of ashes will follow at Moorepark Cemetery in Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Alyona Alexandra Springer, 20, of Three Rivers, died Friday morning, after a pedestrian accident on U.S. 131 near Three Rivers. A native of Russia, she was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on July 30, 1994, to Alexandra Melinichenko. After her birth mother’s death, Alyona and her older sister Darya “Dasha” Springer spent their early years in Orphanage #59, Krasnoyarsk.

Alyona and Dasha were adopted in October 2002 by Jeffery William Springer and Diane Marie Springer of Three Rivers. The girls attended Immaculate Conception School and Three Rivers Public Schools, and Alyona was for several years an altar server at Immaculate Conception Church.

Later, Alyona received her G.E.D. diploma through the Job Corps program in Ogden, Utah. While in Utah, she trained as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. For two summers, Alyona was proud to serve with a crew that fought on the frontlines of fires in the mountain West.

In 2013, Alyona returned home to pursue her career ambition in health care. She completed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and had worked since August 2013 as a CNA at Riverview Manor Inc., Three Rivers.

Alyona was strong, warm, joyful and delightfully funny. She showed great perseverance in the face of trials and was full of love and gratitude for her family. She felt a deep kinship with nature and enjoyed fishing, gardening, rock hunting and running outside in all seasons. Some of Alyona’s happiest family memories were of Upper Peninsula vacations near the Pictured Rocks, where she would hike, swim and search for agates with her mother and sisters along the Lake Superior shore.

Alyona is survived by her parents, Jeffery and Diane Springer of Three Rivers; her sisters Elizabeth Kay Cole of Baldwin, Alina Marie Springer of Three Rivers, Daniela Theresa Springer of Three Rivers and Darya “Dasha” Alexandra Springer of Taylorsville, Utah; and a brother, Nicholas Dean Springer of St. Joseph. Alyona also leaves a grandmother, Dolores Ann Springer of Three Rivers; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. Alyona was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Dean Springer of Three Rivers and her maternal grandparents, Walter John Gregorek and Mary Madeline Gregorek of Kalamazoo.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorial donations in memory of Alyona may be directed to her adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.



Condolence Messages(15)
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed and remembered for her kindness and caring ways. Our loss is Heaven 's gain. Death ends a life, but not a relationship.

Waneta Truckey gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 7:27 AM


I am so sorry to learn of your daughter's passing. Diane, I will be thinking of you and your family. I am wishing you comfort now and always.

Elaine Giacobone gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 10:16 AM


Mr. & Mrs. Springer, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Her smile, humor, kindness and caring that she brought to all of her residents, co-workers and families everyday will never be forgotten!! I have lost one of my many Angels to Heaven, but our loss is Heaven's gain! I wish comfort to you both and the rest of the family. God bless both of you

Lu Ann Hansen gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 11:43 AM


Dear Springer Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Chris and Mary Jo (Kennedy) Miller gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 12:33 PM


So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

John & Teresa Alger gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 7:55 PM


Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your beautiful daughter Alyona. No parent should lose a child, especially so tragically. May the Lord be with you and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherry and Ken Roberts gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 11:01 PM


Diane and Jeff we were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know we have Alyona and you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all

Cindi and Mark Dilley gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 8:01 AM


Diane and Jeff... There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Mejeur-Kline gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 10:44 AM


Dear Springer Family, I was saddened to hear of Alyona's death. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. May you find peace in happy remembrances.

Kathy Vogel gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 1:51 PM


I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you.

.Steve Laforge gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 4:14 PM


What a terrible shock. I am so sorry. I believe you brought your Russian dolls to Joy and Warren's Fisher Lake house in the late nineties. She grew into a lovely young woman.

Ron Krueger gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 8:41 PM


Diane, Jeff and family, John and I were sorry to hear about Alyona's death. We lift up our prayers to God asking that He surround you all with His comfort and peace during this very sad time. I feel honored to have known her when she was younger while attending I. C. School. Judy-Gilchrist Mohney from Portland, Oregon.aZ

Judy-Gilchrist Mohney gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 12:16 AM


This is so hard. Prayers for all of you.

Marie (Underwood) Goodwin gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 8:04 AM


To all my Springer cousins, Jeff Diane and family. Words cannot express how sad I am about the loss of your daughter. Keeping you in prayers and wishing you all peace. May the Lord bless and keep Alyona.

Nancy Sult gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 1:18 PM


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Susan Fernando gave their condolences on 7/31/2015 at 8:07 AM

Age 20

Date of Death June 5, 2015

Place of Death Three Rivers ,Michigan

Service Details

Cremation has taken place and the family will receive guests at Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. ,with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Three Rivers at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. After a luncheon in the church hall, interment of ashes will follow at Moorepark Cemetery in Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Alyona Alexandra Springer, 20, of Three Rivers, died Friday morning, after a pedestrian accident on U.S. 131 near Three Rivers. A native of Russia, she was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on July 30, 1994, to Alexandra Melinichenko. After her birth mother’s death, Alyona and her older sister Darya “Dasha” Springer spent their early years in Orphanage #59, Krasnoyarsk.

Alyona and Dasha were adopted in October 2002 by Jeffery William Springer and Diane Marie Springer of Three Rivers. The girls attended Immaculate Conception School and Three Rivers Public Schools, and Alyona was for several years an altar server at Immaculate Conception Church.

Later, Alyona received her G.E.D. diploma through the Job Corps program in Ogden, Utah. While in Utah, she trained as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. For two summers, Alyona was proud to serve with a crew that fought on the frontlines of fires in the mountain West.

In 2013, Alyona returned home to pursue her career ambition in health care. She completed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and had worked since August 2013 as a CNA at Riverview Manor Inc., Three Rivers.

Alyona was strong, warm, joyful and delightfully funny. She showed great perseverance in the face of trials and was full of love and gratitude for her family. She felt a deep kinship with nature and enjoyed fishing, gardening, rock hunting and running outside in all seasons. Some of Alyona’s happiest family memories were of Upper Peninsula vacations near the Pictured Rocks, where she would hike, swim and search for agates with her mother and sisters along the Lake Superior shore.

Alyona is survived by her parents, Jeffery and Diane Springer of Three Rivers; her sisters Elizabeth Kay Cole of Baldwin, Alina Marie Springer of Three Rivers, Daniela Theresa Springer of Three Rivers and Darya “Dasha” Alexandra Springer of Taylorsville, Utah; and a brother, Nicholas Dean Springer of St. Joseph. Alyona also leaves a grandmother, Dolores Ann Springer of Three Rivers; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. Alyona was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Dean Springer of Three Rivers and her maternal grandparents, Walter John Gregorek and Mary Madeline Gregorek of Kalamazoo.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorial donations in memory of Alyona may be directed to her adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


Condolence Messages(15)
I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed and remembered for her kindness and caring ways. Our loss is Heaven 's gain. Death ends a life, but not a relationship.

Waneta Truckey gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 7:27 AM


I am so sorry to learn of your daughter's passing. Diane, I will be thinking of you and your family. I am wishing you comfort now and always.

Elaine Giacobone gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 10:16 AM


Mr. & Mrs. Springer, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Her smile, humor, kindness and caring that she brought to all of her residents, co-workers and families everyday will never be forgotten!! I have lost one of my many Angels to Heaven, but our loss is Heaven's gain! I wish comfort to you both and the rest of the family. God bless both of you

Lu Ann Hansen gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 11:43 AM


Dear Springer Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Chris and Mary Jo (Kennedy) Miller gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 12:33 PM


So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

John & Teresa Alger gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 7:55 PM


Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your beautiful daughter Alyona. No parent should lose a child, especially so tragically. May the Lord be with you and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherry and Ken Roberts gave their condolences on 6/8/2015 at 11:01 PM


Diane and Jeff we were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know we have Alyona and you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all

Cindi and Mark Dilley gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 8:01 AM


Diane and Jeff... There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Mejeur-Kline gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 10:44 AM


Dear Springer Family, I was saddened to hear of Alyona's death. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. May you find peace in happy remembrances.

Kathy Vogel gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 1:51 PM


I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you.

.Steve Laforge gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 4:14 PM


What a terrible shock. I am so sorry. I believe you brought your Russian dolls to Joy and Warren's Fisher Lake house in the late nineties. She grew into a lovely young woman.

Ron Krueger gave their condolences on 6/9/2015 at 8:41 PM


Diane, Jeff and family, John and I were sorry to hear about Alyona's death. We lift up our prayers to God asking that He surround you all with His comfort and peace during this very sad time. I feel honored to have known her when she was younger while attending I. C. School. Judy-Gilchrist Mohney from Portland, Oregon.aZ

Judy-Gilchrist Mohney gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 12:16 AM


This is so hard. Prayers for all of you.

Marie (Underwood) Goodwin gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 8:04 AM


To all my Springer cousins, Jeff Diane and family. Words cannot express how sad I am about the loss of your daughter. Keeping you in prayers and wishing you all peace. May the Lord bless and keep Alyona.

Nancy Sult gave their condolences on 6/10/2015 at 1:18 PM


Very appealing to see this type of matter I really be thankful for your stuff it’s very helpful for others. terminator genisys t800 leather jacket

Susan Fernando gave their condolences on 7/31/2015 at 8:07 AM