Rakowski, Veronica (Verny) R., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care in Rockledge, Florida at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Agnes (Sielski) Kowalski. Veronica was born January 11, 1919 in Manistee, Michigan. She was married to Walter J. Rakowski at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee, Michigan. After their wedding on December 26, 1936, she and Walter made their home in Saginaw. For over 60 years, they lived in the house she and Walter built on Lowell Street. He predeceased her in 2001. For almost 25 years, Veronica worked at keeping the Law Offices of Martin and Martin so spic and span you could have eaten off the floors, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, its Altar Society, St. George’s Senior Citizens, Knights of Columbus Council #593 Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of Pulaski Club and Washington Club. Veronica was very meticulous in the upkeep of her house and yard until she was 90! Surviving are one daughter Barbara Camp of Haughton, Louisiana; four grandchildren and their spouses; Curt G. Camp Jr. and James Adam of Rockledge, FL; Paralee and Shawn Hendrickson of Dayton, OH; Brian and Nina Camp of Haughton, LA; Stephen and Jodi Rakowski of Tawas City, MI; five great-grandchildren and her son's widow, Vicki Rakowski of Bay City, MI. Veronica was preceded in death by her son, Marvin Rakowski; one step-grandson, Jeffrey Bailey; four sisters, Anna, Blanche, Regina and Mary and three brothers, Eddie, Joseph and Harry. Veronica was loved by her family and friends and will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service and Mass will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church at the corner of Webber and Jefferson in Saginaw. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Casimir and George Catholic Church, Saginaw, MI; The Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw, Michigan. www.snowfuneralhome.net