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Barbara L. Poliskey

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Barbara Lee Poliskey, 81, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, surrounded by family.

She was born in Saginaw, MI, on March 7, 1941, to Carl U. and Carmen A. France.

John and Barbara (France) married on January 25, 1958, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.

First and foremost, Barb had an active, vibrant Catholic faith. She was a dedicated adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament and was an active parishioner at St. Mary Cathedral. Barb was an outstanding mother, raising four children in Saginaw, while her husband worked for Saginaw Steering Gear. Following his retirement, they moved to Gaylord, MI, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Barb loved sewing and giving gifts, particularly to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would often have a story to tell and was always up for a game of cards. She shared a deep love for her dogs, Max, and Lilly.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents; brother-in-law, Gordon; sister-in-law, Shirley; brother-in-law, Donald; and grandchildren, Kier Kjergaard, and Zachary Marshall.

She is survived by her children John, Jamie (Elizabeth), Jerry (Cathy), and Bethany (Edwin) Marshall; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, with two on the way. Barb is also survived by her brother, Kent (Linda) France, as well as her brother-in-law, Gene (Arlene) Poliskey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. prior to Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral Schools, 321 N Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

2 comments on “Barbara L. Poliskey”

  1. I will surly miss Barb. I had the privilege of taking care of her hair for the past 20 plus years. She always has an upbeat attitude and a lively update of her current events. She loved John, her children, grandchildren, dogs and her St Mary’s. So sorry to the family, even though I never met any of you I feel I know you. She was a great story teller. Rest In Peace Barb , Look out John. Lol

  2. Alan & Nikki Tucek

    Barb was a dear friend of ours for 20 years and will be so missed. We were blessed to have spent so much time with Barb and John over the years and there’s a huge hole in our hearts without them. I know she’s happy to be back with John and we’ll see them again one day.

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