Lois Darlene Prusakiewicz, age 91, of Gaylord, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
She was born to Lyle and Reva (Hood) Prebble, on May 9, 1930, in Elmira, Michigan.
Lois worked in her younger days in the potato warehouse and fields. She was an all-around farm girl, milking cows, and everything.
She married Anthony Prusakiewicz in 1950. They planted over 9,000 trees by hand in 1975 and built their own home in 1968.
Lois worked for Gaylord schools and catered many social events. She loved cooking, going to gatherings, and dancing the polka. Pinochle parties were a passion of hers. Lois loved her grandchildren and her entire family. Her motto was “waste not, want not!” She instilled in her family the love of God, and always promoted a strong work ethic. She was a lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and St. Mary Cathedral.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
Lois is survived by her children, Anthony Charles Jr. of Johannesburg, MI, Janie (Dan) Lucier of Canadian Lakes, MI, Karen Fletemier of Elmira, MI, Cheryl (Kevin) Millimaki of Marquette, MI, and Daniel of Gladstone, MI; grandchildren, Jessica (Charlie) Vickery, Andrea (Jeremy Woodward), Kenneth Millimaki; greatgrandchildren, Cy, Coen, Jadelyn, Shaelyn, Ben, Felicity, and Aurora; sisters, Dorothy Jensen of Vanderbilt, MI, and Judy Hile of Caro, MI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m., until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Care Team, Home Healthcare and Hospice of Gaylord, 604 W. Main St., Suite A, Gaylord, MI 49735, through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.