Anastasia Mary Krcmarik
July 4, 1926-July 8, 2013
Anastasia Mary Krcmarik, age 87, devoted wife, and beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on July 8, 2013, at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, from complications following a brief illness. Stacy was born at home in Ola Corners, MI, on July 4, 1926 (with baptism on July 14, 1926), to the late Stephen and Victoria (Gombir) Slamka who immigrated to the US from Czechoslovakia about 1912.
During W.W.II, Stacy worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" assembling small motors at Redmond's in Owosso. MI, and was known as one of the "Slamka Slammer Sisters" (the other, her sister, Theresa) who played on the company's women's baseball team. On November 22, 1947, Anastasia Mary Slamka was united in marriage to the love of her life, Cyril Vincent Krcmarik at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Bannister, MI.
Cyril and Stacy lived their entire lives in New Lothrop, Michigan. They raised a daughter and two sons and attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Maple Grove.
Stacy lived a life of quiet grace, unwavering faith, and boundless love for her immediate family, large extended family, neighbors, and friends. She was modest, happy, and content with life, always energetic and optimistic. She loved to bake traditional Slovak poppy seed and walnut-filled kolace pastry and pumpkin rolls to our delight. She enjoyed the Sunday morning Polka radio show, golfing, walking with "the girls", gardening, and casino "therapy" from time to time. Stacy volunteered with Red Cross blood collection drives and the VFW
Stacy is survived by three children; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren, with one on the way; son, David (Patricia Stangle) Krcmarik and their children, Victoria (Christopher) Wakeman and Stephen; daughter, Katherine Barrett and her children, Susan (Paul) Guidetti (and baby-to-be); Jason (Ann Foss) and their son, Noah; and daughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Bilodeau and their son, Luke; son, Jeffry (Claudia Sanders) Krcmarik and their children, Eva and Nathan. She is also survived by sisters, Margaret Guyski, Alvina " Allie" (Joe) Fabus; brother, Tony Slamka; sisters-in-law, Agnes Vogl, Lorraine Krcmarik, and Marion Krcmarik; and many loving nieces, nephews, and their children. Stacy was predeceased by her husband, Cyril; son-in-law, Bruce Barrett; sister, Theresa (Frank) Sefl; brother, Steve (Josephine) Slamka; sisters-in-law, AnnMarie (nee: Wieber) Slamka; Cecelia (nee: Krcmarik (Harvey)) Jamick; brothers-inlaw, John Guyski, John (Anna Kunik) Krcmarik, Francis (Mary Murgas) Krcmarik, Joseph (Dorothy Wanek) Krcmarik, Steve (Julia Tomasek) Krcmarik, Tony Vogl, George Krcmarik, August "Gus" Krcmarik, and Edward (Elsie Konecny) Krcmarik.
The family wishes to thank the UM Hospital Team 6B, especially Shana Nickens and Dr. David Stewart for the extraordinary care Stacy received there.
The family will receive visitors at the Whelpley-Martin Funeral Home in New Lothrop MI on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 to 9 p.m., with Vigil at 7 p.m. and Rosary at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. (with Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.) at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Maple Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stacy's memory to The
, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the
. Arrangements by Whelpley-Martin (810-638-5077).