Stella Platko, Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Saginaw Care and Rehab Center. Age 98 years. Daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Zimowski) Sliwiany, Stella was born August 22, 1911. She was married to Peter Platko on June 26, 1937. He predeceased her December 15, 1993. Stella had been employed at Chevorlet Foundry retiring in May of 1945. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Surviving are one daughter, Diane Christensen, Saginaw; three grandchildren, Scott and Teresa Reid, Marc and Darlene Reid and Brett and Renee Reid, all of Saginaw; six great-grandchildren, J, Abigayle and Tyson Reid, Tanya, Tifani and T.J. Kissane; two nephews and one niece. Stella was preceded in death by her grandson, Brian Reid; a brother, Michael Sliwiany; her sister, Mary Weighman. Funeral Service will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Jose Parra will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, American Cancer Society or Charity of your choice.