October 16, 1927 - October 16, 2018
VULCAN- Shirley M. Stachowicz age 91 of Vulcan, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, MI. She was born on October 16, 1927 in Norway, the daughter of the late Leo and Florence “Tiny” (LaCrosse) Raiche. On February 18, 1950 she was united in marriage to her loving husband Theodore “Ted” Stachowicz at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan, they had been married for 61 years. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2012. In her younger years, Shirley worked at various jobs, until she married Ted. They moved to the Stachowicz Dairy Farm, where they began their family of eight children. Shirley enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. She is survived by her three sons William (Kay Ann) Stachowicz, Robert (Sharri) Stachowicz and John (Cathy Rochon) Stachowicz all of Vulcan; three daughters Jane (Butch) Lange of Vulcan, Donna (John Evans) Veeser of Oklahoma and Connie (Jim) Grunlund of Vulcan; ten grandchildren Kristy (Michael), Michelle (Stevie), Jimmy (Heather), Nikki (Craig), Corissa, Matthew, Jacob (Kaylee), Ryan (Danielle), Tyler (Amanda) and Calab; five step-grandchildren Nick, Christopher, Sarah, Andrew and Melanie; seven great grandchildren Brent, Zoe, Kaylah, Austin, Kenzie, Dante and Bella; and baby Stachowicz and baby Grunlund due in March 2019. Shirley is also survived by her brother Larry (Sue) Raiche; and sister Connie Secrist; sister-in-law Martha (Tom) Smukowski; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley was preceded in death by her two daughters Ann Stachowicz and Carol Hendrickson; son-in-law Ralph Veeser; three brothers Elvis, Ronald and Ray Raiche; and two sisters Louella Gattra and Goldie Joy Raiche. Family will greet friends on Saturday, October 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Michael J. Langlais officiating. Shirley’s family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff at Pinecrest, for the excellent care she was given the last three years residing there.
VULCAN- Shirley M. Stachowicz age 91 of Vulcan, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, MI. She was born on October 16, 1927 in Norway, the daughter of the late Leo and Florence “Tiny”... View Obituary & Service Information
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