Wolny, Barbara Rose, Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Age 75 years. The daughter of the late Walter and Anastasia (Morlick) Nowak, Barbara was born October 18, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was previously married to Bernard F. Wolny Sr. Barbara was employed in retail sales and interior decorating for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo, was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and loved being with her family. Surviving are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Bernard (Sandy) Wolny Jr., Cass City; Susan and Scott Garrison, Midland; Christine Gerard and James David, Saginaw; Stephen Wolny, Saginaw; seven grandchildren, Samantha Gerard, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Koslakiewicz, Christopher Morrish and his fiancée Amy Gerstenberger, Kayla (Joseph) DeLong, Scott (Amanda) Garrison Jr., Sarah Garrison and Jerami (Ericka) Garrison; several great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister, James and Norita Nowak, Thomas and Kay Nowak and Patricia Trinklein; a special friend, Fred Brill; many nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Rose Gerard, and by three brothers Walter Nowak Jr., Frank Nowak and John Nowak. Honoring Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Richard E. Jozwiak will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Michigan A.L.S. Foundation or Heartland Hospice. www.snowfuneralhome.net