Blanche Rygwelski

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Blanche Rygwelski, 91, was born on January 03, 1929, and passed into eternity on March 23, 2020.

She was born and raised on the Taratuta family farm in Posen, Michigan. Blanche attended Barent School to the 8th grade.  In her teens, she worked in Alpena and Detroit.

She married John Wyrembelski on July 10, 1948.  John preceded her in death on August 18, 1961.  On May 12, 1963, Blanche married Joseph Rygwelski. Joseph preceded her in death on January 26, 2012.

Blanche is survived by her siblings, Leonard (Arvella) Taratuta, Lorraine (Skip) Hertig, Gloria (Ted) Pokorski; her children, Wayne (Sharon) Wyrembelski, Anthony (Theresa) Wyrembelski, Julie Wyrembelski, Lenore Klein, Jan  (Charlene) Wyrembelski, and Michael (Linda) Rygwelski; grandchildren, Emily (Brian), Joseph (Lorie), Robert (Angela), Laura (Nick), Daniel (Tiffany), Jessica (Charles), Allison (Sam), Olivia, Jahn (Jennifer), Zachary (Susie), and Stephanie (Matt); and great-grandchildren, Katie, Franklin, Amelia, Carter, Eliza, Levi, Charlotte, Kane, and Braxton.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Julia (Gryka)Taratuta, and siblings, Virginia (Alfred) Krawczak, Sophie (Raymond) Dembny, Aloysius (Regina), infant David, and Delphine (Robert) Stoinski.

Blanche, a hard worker, was a wonderful mother, homemaker, cook, and baker.  Most importantly, Blanche loved her family.  Throughout her life, her Catholic faith was very important to her. She enjoyed picking berries and canning fruits and vegetables. She had quite a sense of humor. Speaking Polish and dancing to Polish music brought her great joy.  Blanche loved to dance.

Due to current world events, there will be a Mass for family members, officiated by Fr. Matthew Wigton and Fr. Nicholas Cooper, on Monday, March 30, 2020.

A Memorial Mass, burial, and luncheon will be held in Posen when conditions allow for a safe, full gathering and celebration with family and friends.


27 comments on “Blanche Rygwelski”

  1. Linda Rygwelski

    I was very fortunate to have her as my mother-in-law. She brought much joy to my life and made me laugh, I will always remember her humor. I thank the Lord that he brought her into my life.

  2. ken n chris matelski

    Mike, Linda, Zac, Susie, Stephanie
    and to your brothers and sister,
    so very sorry for the loss of your mother. May you know that she is in heaven with our Lord and is dancing the polka with family and friends.
    You are all in our prayers.

  3. Connie Zaborowski

    Mike, Linda and family;
    We extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. May the many great memories you all have created give you comfort during this difficult time.
    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

  4. Have a special memory of Blanche as we climbed those many steps to the top of the Vatican togethed. God bless your family as you celebrate her life.

  5. Martin & Ruth Smolarz

    Wayne, Our prayers are with you and your family. Sorry to here the loss of your mother. May God bless.

  6. Bonnie and Vaughn Goodenow

    Mike and family sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her so well from the days at South Maple where she was one of the Sweet Grandmas helping the children and teachers. Nice to see her face again.

  7. Mike and Linda, our deepest sympathy, sending prayers to your family. God bless your all and help you thru this time.

  8. Martin and Ruth Smolarz

    Wayne, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, our prayer’s are with you and your family during this time of sadness.

  9. Wayne the girls and I are sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time 🙏

  10. Dear Wayne & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Blanche was a beautiful lady inside and out – always blessing those with whom she came into contact. She is greatly missed.

  11. Rich & Dee Smolarz

    Wayne, we are sorry to hear about the lost of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless

  12. Leo and Marcie Niedzwiecki

    So sorry for your loss. Thanks for allowing us to view her mass. It was beautiful especially the music, we really enjoyed the accordion at the end. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. God bless you, Leo and Marcie.

  13. Ann and Mel Dylewski

    To the whole family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Blanche is dancing away with all those who have waited for her in such a better place. Love you all!
    The funeral mass was Beautiful along with the music and Polish hymes. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Amy & Seth Peters

    Please know that our family was watching and praying with you in Alpena today for the funeral for Blanche. We were glad that it was streamed so we could pray with you. Know of our continued prayers for you all. Love times six~The Peters Family

  15. Sister Cecilia Faber OP

    I just learned from Vicki Looker that your mom died. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

    Sister Cecilia Faber

  16. Wayne and Judy Miller

    Wayne and Sharon. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Blanche. She was such a beautiful and vibrant lady.

  17. I only met Blanche a couple of years ago but understood that she was a beautiful person. She was always very kind and in good spirits when we spoke. Rest peacefully.

  18. Blanche a wonderful person. So sorry to hear of her of her passing. My prayers for Blanche and her family.

  19. I will forever have Blanche in my heart ,she was so kind to me. Blanche gave me a place to stay on snowy nights , when my drive home outside of town would of been hazardous. I’ll always have fond memories of Blanche when she visited McReynolds ,which includes dancing with Blanche to the Polish music! She was a good cook, loved her family and could carry on an interesting conversation. Blanche was faith filled, she truly Loved God. To Blanche’s family : My deepest condolences! May your faith bring you Peace, May your memories bring you comfort.
    In my prayers 🙏🏻 Sincerely, Theresa Wood

  20. Blanche will always have a special place in my heart ❤️ She was so Kind to me. Often on snowy nights, Blanche would have me stay at her home, so I wouldn’t have to drive out of town to go home after work in hazardous conditions. We would enjoy conversing with one another, sharing stories of our families. Blanche always made sure that I felt comfortable.
    I was always delighted when Blanche could join in on the Polish music at McReynolds hall. She was so fun to dance with! Blanche liked to cook nutritious meals and baked goods. It was always a treat to taste something she made! Her Catholic Faith sustained her.

    My deepest condolences to her family.
    May your memories bring you Comfort
    May your Faith bring you Peace

    Sincerely with Prayers
    Theresa Wood

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