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

Visitation and Service

St Mary Cathedral

606 N. Ohio Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735-1999