Witkowski, Irene E., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister passed away peacefully Monday, April 25, 2011 with her family at her side. Age 88 years. Daughter of the late John and Antonia (Boros) Maciejewski, Irene was born October 19, 1922 in Saginaw, Michigan. She served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and was a member of D.A.V. Chapter #4 and American Legion Post #439. Irene was married to Emil A. (Biff) Witkowski on May 27, 1950. He predeceased her December 1, 1998. Irene had been employed by G.M. Steering Gear as an inspector for 13 years retiring in February of 1980. She was a devote Catholic and member of St. Josaphat Catholic Church. She was also a member of U.A.W. Local #699 Retirees, National Council of Senior Citizens, AARP and lifetime member of the Pulaski Club. Irene enjoyed playing cards, bingo, trips to the casino and especially family gatherings. Surviving are three daughters, two sons and their spouses, Patricia and Doug Kratochvil, Traverse City; Joyce and Bill Melick, Dundee, Michigan; Jean and David Bender, Saginaw; Bob and Lynn Witkowski, Saginaw; Tom and Sharon Witkowski, Saginaw; 12 grandchildren, Brian and Jody Preston, Laurie and Andrew Melick, Lisa (Adam)Schroeder, Lisa (Ken) Sweat, Tara (Jacob) Domson, Jamie (Ben) Spreeman, Kyle Bender, Greg (Whitney) Witkowski, Nicole Witkowski, Brandon Witkowski; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Sobieski, Warren; many nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by four sisters and five, brothers, Lotti Kazmierski, Mary Koryciak, Stella Call, Martha Giacoletti, John Maciejewski Jr., Chester Majewski, Stanley Majewski, Walter Majewski and Joseph J. Maciejewski. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate with a private entombment in Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Josaphat Catholic Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The American Legion Post #439 will conduct a Military Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and a Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Heart Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. www.snowfuneralhome.net