Krauchenko, Marcella D., Saginaw, Michigan


Marcella quietly left us, Tuesday August 23, 2011, at Bickford Cottage with her loving daughters by her side. Age 85 years. The daughter of the late Mary and Conrad VanGines was born July 16, 1926 in Cadillac, Michigan. She moved to Saginaw in July of 1940, where she attended Arthur Hill High School, graduating with the Class of 1944. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Marcella had been employed by Hartman C.P.A. There she met Peter S. Krauchenko and later on her parents’ 25th wedding anniversary, they married. Together they owned and operated an accounting and bookkeeping company. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church for many years where she served as a Deacon and an Elder. In 1991 she joined countryside Trinity Church. Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Brenda S. and Terry W. Van Wert, Midland, MI; Cindy L. and Larry L. Klein, Saginaw, MI; a special grandson and his wife, Brian and Lesa Klein, West Branch, MI; four great-grandchildren, Nadya, Nikolas, Avarie and Caroline; several cousins and a special friend, Bev Lumsden, who provided care and comfort. The funeral service will take place on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Countryside Trinity Church, 4690 Weiss Road, Saginaw. Rev. Kenneth R. Parker will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday and then at the Church from 10:00 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Countryside Trinity Church or the charity of their choice. Mrs. Krauchenko’s family would like to acknowledge Bickford Cottage and Southern Care Hospice. Their attention, comfort and special attention to Marcella’s needs will never be forgotten. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. www.casefuneralhome.com