Helen M.A. Snauko
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Born November 3, 1915 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of the late Peter and Mariana (Baranoska) Pabis, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2014 in Lansing at age 98. Helen was a wonderful wife and mother who taught her family many lessons, including ironing of laundry, knitting and crocheting. She was proud of her Polish ancestry and was active in the Federated Polish Home and the White Eagles Nest 42. She was also a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Steven of 67 years. They were married at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Lansing.
She is also preceded in death by her son, Albert Snauko, son in law, Casey Wahoski and daughter in law, Janice Snauko. Surviving are her 6 children: Mary Wahoski, Stephanie (David) Spellman, Stanley Snauko, Veronica (Terry) Ulrich, Michael (Catherine) Snauko and Catherine (Donn) Hotchkin, 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30AM at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Paul Erickson as celebrant. Rite of committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is Friday 2-4 & 6-8PM at the Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel, 6020 W. Saginaw, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:00PM. Visitation continues Saturday at 9:30AM at the church. Donations in memory of Helen can be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church or Federated Polish Home. Condolences can be made at www.palmerbush.com.
Published in Lansing State Journal on July 31, 2014