Michael, Olga N. “Nellie”, Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away peacefully on June 22, 2012 at Mid-Michigan Stratford Village in Midland. Age 97 years. Daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Piliacauskas) Skuczas, Nellie was born on February 15, 1915 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married the love of her life Randolph Michael on May 30, 1936. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1980. If anything can be said about Nellie, she loved to stay active and was constantly on the go. She worked as an assembler for Saginaw Steering Gear for over 20 years until her retirement. But in retirement, she continued to keep busy as ever as the Mercy Hospital Cadillac Volunteer, the Mercy Hospital Follies seamstress and as a member of the Cherry Township Women’s Auxiliary Fire Department. In her free time, she loved to bowl and managed to keep knocking down the pins until she was 90. Most importantly, she enjoyed every moment with her children and grandchildren who were the lights of her life. Nellie will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She is survived by her son Dr. David K. and M. Lynn Michael of Lecanto, Florida; her daughter Carol L. and Bill Taylor of Bay City; her four grandchildren Scott Michael of Dewitt, Elizabeth and Steven Leissner of Chelsea, Lisa and Christopher Thackery of Mt. Pleasant, and Stephen Taylor of Bay City; eleven great-grandchildren Sara, Patrick, Timothy, Joseph, Kathryn, Jack, Mackenzie, Emily, Samantha, Alexandria, and Jacob; her dear and special friends Polly Symborski and Jeanne Cooper; along several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Randolph, she was preceded in death by her siblings Ann Benbow, Anthony Skuczas, and Mary Garner. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of the staff of Mid-Michigan Stratford Village for their care and compassion. Funeral services will take place on Friday June 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5335 Brockway Road. Rev. Mark Buckert will officiate with burial in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday and then on Friday at the church at 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Mercy Hospital Cadillac Foundation, 400 Hobart St., Cadillac, MI 49601 or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. www.snowfuneralhome.net