Kobylinski, Michele

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Michele K. Kobylinski, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at her home in Gaylord.


Michele was born in Santa Ana, California on August 6, 1943, the daughter of James Elden & Jane Wakefield. She has lived in the Gaylord area since 1974.


On January 7, 1967, she married Victor Kobylinski in Las Vegas.


Michele was a fun-loving woman, had a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that was contagious. She enjoyed cooking and was an avid reader, but most important in her life was spending time with her entire family. She was a member of St. Mary Cathedral parish and her faith was great. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.


She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Victor; her sons, Dan (Julie) Kobylinski of Gaylord and Brian (Cheryl) Kobylinski of West Virginia; grandchildren, Alison (Jerry) Henige, Michael Kobylinski, Chase (Suzanne) Patzer and Skylar Kobylinski; great-grandchildren, Jesse Patzer and Parker & Caden Henige and 1 sister, Sandra Lee Wakefield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elden & Jane Wakefield, her brother, Michael Wakefield and her daughter, Diana Patzer.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM from St. Mary Cathedral. The family will receive friends at the cathedral on Tuesday (May 30) beginning at 10:30 AM.


Contributions in memory of Michele Kobylinski may be made to St. Mary Cathedral.

6 comments on “Kobylinski, Michele”

  1. David & Geriann Ellison

    Vic, Dan and Brian,
    Our condolences to you and your family during this time. Michelle will truly be missed. We are sorry that we are not able to attend the service tomorrow. Many thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
    Dave and Geri

  2. Larry/Lisa Stempky

    Vic and family,
    So sorry to hear of Michele’s passing. I will miss talking to her when something was going on in the neighborhood. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and do not hesitate to call if you need anything.

  3. Denise McDonald

    Victor and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Now mama is at rest with her daughter Diana again. Was so sorry to hear of your loss.

  4. Teresa and Paul Koronka

    Vic, Brian and family,
    We are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely Paul and Teresa

  5. Chet & Mary Szymanski

    Vic, Brian and Dan,
    We knew your Mom for such a long time and enjoyed time with her. Yes, her laugh was infectious! We are so sorry for your loss. Paradise is gaining a new angel.

  6. Becky Nunneley(Patzer)

    Vic,I just wanted to let you know that I am very sorry for the loss of Michele. She was a wonderful woman who I was glad to have known, my condolences to you and the family.

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