Gnatkowski, Margaret M., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at HealthSource Saginaw. Age 86 years. The daughter of the late Frank and Virginia (Tomkowiak) Garske, Margaret was born June 20, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Donald J. Gnatkowski on August 31, 1946. He predeceased her June 26, 1996. Margaret was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and its Altar Society. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Linda Stajdl, Saginaw; Larry and Linda Gnatkowski, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Michael Stajdl, Scott Stajdl, Kelly (Matthew) Robertson, Rachel (Alan) Smith and Tony (Abby) Gnatkowski; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Phillip Stajdl; two sisters and one brother, Marcella Kruth, Patricia LaFreniere and James Garske. Honoring Mrs. Gnatkowski’s wishes, her anatomical donation was made to the University of Michigan. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road.