Gawronski, Stella (Bien) Passed away April 20, 2012, 3 days short of her 97th birthday in Surprise, AZ. Born April 23, 1915, Mpls, MN to the late Katherine Breyda Bien and Michael Bien. Preceded in death by husband, Henry Felix Gawronski; brother, Michael Bien; sisters, Helen Bien Andrajack and Valeria Bien Podgorski and granddaughter, Andrea Vogel Warner. Stella was much loved by her family and will be missed by all. She leaves a daughter, Julie Gawronski Vogel of Surprise AZ and son, Tom (Jane) San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Annette Vogel, Brenda Vogel Husen (Kevin), Paul Vogel (Kim), David Vogel, and Stacia Gawronski (Fred Bayerlein); also leaves 4 great-grandchildren, 6 great- great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Stella worked hard all her life to make things better for the people around her including family, friends and people she didn't even know. She never forgot a birthday or special day for any family member, yet her last full year of life crocheted a lap rug each week of the year for hospice patients. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to
, 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Funeral service Tuesday, May 1, 11 AM, St. Clement Catholic Church, 24th Ave and Jackson St. NE, Mpls. Interment Gethsemane Mausoleum. Visitation Monday, April 30, 6-8 PM at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Northeast Chapel 612-781-6828 2901 Johnson St. N.E.
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Published in Star Tribune on Apr. 26, 2012