Prusakiewicz, Raymond

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Raymond Edward Prusakiewicz, age 86 of Gaylord, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Raymond was born on August 25, 1931 to John and Josephine (Kwapis) Prusakiewicz in Gaylord. On September 25, 1954, he married Bernadette Kuczma, and together the pair raised seven children. In addition to his devotedness to his faith and religion, Raymond was also passionate for his career in farming—he loved his job, and any conversation with him would inevitably turn to his work on the farm.

Raymond is survived by his children, Andrew (Wendy) Prusakiewicz of Attica, Kevin Prusakiewicz, Donna (David) Jelonek, Lorraine (Patrick) Holmes, Glenn, Paul, and Todd Prusakiewicz, all of Gaylord; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings Floyd, Richard, and Helen.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bernadette; his parents John and Josephine; and many brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral of Gaylord on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Sunday, January 28, from 3 to 7 PM, with a rosary service beginning at 6 PM. There will also be a time for visitation at St. Mary Cathedral Monday, Jan. 29, from 10 AM until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Raymond Prusakiewicz through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

11 comments on “Prusakiewicz, Raymond”

  1. Betty (Prusakiewicz) & Don Nester & family (Indpls IN)

    Our sympathy to the family of Ray. May you Rest In Peace in the Glory of our Lord.

  2. Evelyn and Raymond ODell

    Dear Laurie, Pat and your entire families, we offer our condolences and prayers. Your father was a very nice man, he always had a smile and a kind word. May God Bless you all. Sincerely, Evelyn and Raymond ODell.

  3. Janet Wiechec Seidell

    So many fond memories of Uncle Ray growing up! My Grandma will miss her friend. She always enjoyed visiting with him. My deepest sympathy!

  4. Glenn and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathy during this difficult time are sent your way. May you find comfort in many years of wonderful memories.
    Troy and Judy Falk

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