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Theresa L. Vinecki

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Theresa L. Vinecki, age 77, of Gaylord, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020.

She was born the daughter of Walter and Isabella (Jurek) Slivinski, on August 26, 1942.

Theresa grew up in Gaylord, Michigan and married Virgil Vinecki, on October 5, 1962. They lived happily together for 57 years.

Theresa and Virgil owned and operated Vinecki Auctions, traveling throughout Michigan, for 62 years.

Theresa loved to bake, there were always plenty of sweet desserts and treats during the holidays. Her hobbies included; sewing, gardening, canning and polka dancing. She was always willing to lend a helping hand, even if it meant cutting up deer during hunting season.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael; brother, Frank Slivinski, sister, Barbara Florenski, and sister, Diana Slivinski.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband, Virgil; son, Rick (Alicia) of Grand Rapids, MI, and daughter, Brenda (Dan) Kwapis of Johannesburg, MI; daughter-in-law, Dawn Estelle of Salem, OR; grandchildren, Lucas, Maria, Olivia, Julia, Alex, Nick, Anthony, Bella, Jordan, Justen, Makayla, Yukon, Winter, Magnum, and Ruger; sister, Veronica Dainoviec and brothers, John (Margie) Slivinski, Leonard (Joyce) Slivinski, and Daniel (Laura) Slivinski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral, for families in need, through the We Share Website, or by mail to St. Mary Cathedral, 606 North Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.  www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com

28 comments on “Theresa L. Vinecki”

  1. Connie Zaborowski

    Virgil, Ricky, Brenda and families…Our sincere sympathy go out to all of you. Teresa was a wonderful, hardworking lady and a great friend and classmate. She will be missed by many including you, the wonderful family she has left behind. I believe that she is watching over you all. God comfort you in your sorrow.
    Connie & Mike Zaborowski

    • Marlene Czarkowski

      Our sincere condolences to the Vinecki and Slivinski families. Theresa was a class act, a really nice person. God Bless from the Czarkowski families.

      • Barbara Vinecki February 22,2020

        Virgil, and all the family, I’m so sorry to hear about Theresa’s death. My prayers are for all of you. God Bless!

        • Virgil and family, Jeff and I are praying for you. May Theresa Rest In Peace. Love and prayers from Jeff Makarewicz and Karen Dekoski

          • Stu and Pat Smith

            Virgil and family, we are sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. May God be with you all in your time of sorrow.

            • Virgil and family.

              I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Theresa, you were a great lady and now you are in the arms of our lord.

              • Bill and Mary Ann

                Virgil and Family, Know that you and yours are in our prayers and thoughts, so very very sorry for your loss. Theresa is now in Heaven
                and there is no more pain. God Bless all of you.

                • Virgil, Rick, Brenda & the entire Vinecki Family, I’m very saddened by your loss. Theresa was always very kind, and I have good memories of being at the house in Gaylord as well as seeing her at various polka festivals. As I send prayers, may GOD bless all of you during this time.

                  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are blessed to have met your Mom when they came to Florida. Thinking of you , your Dad and the family. God bless you all . Stay strong and know we are praying for strength and peace for the Family.
                    Judy and Dave

                    • Brent and Kate Boerema

                      Rick, Elise, and family,
                      Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort in the loss of your mom and grandma. We love you all and are truly sorry.
                      The Boerema family

                      • Rick, Mr Vinecki and the Family
                        We are sorry for your loss.We are blessed to have met your beautiful Mother when your mom and dad came to Florida. Stay strong and May you know God will keep her and your family safe.
                        Warm loving thoughts and prayers to you all.
                        God bless and stay strong
                        Judy and Dave

                        • Rick, your PI family’s prayers are with you today as you mourn your loss and celebrate your Mom’s life. Peace to you and your family.

                          • Daniel and Renee Agee and the Agee Family

                            Virgil and Family, John and Family, Leonard and Family and Dan and Family:

                            My sincerest and heartfelt wishes to all of you in your time of loss. Our families have been very close of the years and some of my fondest memories have involved our families. Some of my favorite times were listening to polkas played by Jack and Virgil at the K of C Hall with all of our families and community together in celebration. Our love goes out to all and each one of you and your families… from our family to yours and may the lord bless you all during this time.

                            • John & Karen Peck (Peck Auctions)

                              Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. In friendship.
                              Sincerely, John & Karen Peck

                              • Virgil, Rick and Brenda, I’m very sorry for your loss. I remember staying at the “Lil house” at your house in Gaylord, with my mom and dad (Florence and Jerome Jozwiak), many moons ago. Hanging out with Rick, Mike and Brenda while the guys went hunting, watching the boys play their instruments and sing. I have fond memories from over the years seeing you all at family weddings or Polka dances. May God comfort you all and may your memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs and prayers to you all. Sincerely, Loretta (Jozwiak) Welch

                                • Mr. Vineki and family

                                  I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Vineki was always a very nice lady, I will be praying for your family.

                                  God Bless

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