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Rosemary Anne Matelski
Died: Monday, July 9, 2018
Rosemary Anne Matelski, 96 of ST.Ignace passed away Monday evening, July 9 at Mackinac Straits Hospital following a stroke suffered earlier that morning. She was born in Moran on September 21,1921 to Joseph and Mary (Spitler)( Luenitz. She attended school in Moran, and married Casimer Matelski on June 17, 1937. He died on January 28,1994, super bowl weekend.She was the pilar of St.Ignatius Church, was Sacristian for nearly 50 years, and did the laundry for the Nuns when Ursuline Academy was on Church Street until 1971. Her life was the church, and she never missed a day without Mass. She also delivered comunion to shut ins for many years.. She was also a member of St Anns Altar Society. She had 13 children, and 2 infant children died at an early age., Anne Marie and Ralph Edward.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary and Wayne LeGreve, St.Ignace; Casimer, ST.Ignace; Joseph and Cheryl Matelski, St.Ignace; John of Kalamazoo.Timothy (Debra Ferguson), of ST.Ignace; Paul and Kaye Matelski, Moran; Jean and Pat Chargo, St.Ignace; Matthew and Darlene Matelski, Petoskey; 21grand children and many great garndchildren. She was preceded in death by sons Anthony, Gerard, Peter, and a bother Gerald Luepnitz. also a grandson Robbie.. She also is survived by daughters in law, Roberta Matelski, Onaway; Betty Matelski, ST.Ignace and a host of dear friends
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 13 at noon at ST.Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church with Fr. Frank Ricca and Fr. Norbert Landreville officiating. Concelebrating also were Fr. Al Mott and Fr. Jim Williams former Priests of St.Ignatius.. Visitation was from 10 am to service time. Burial was in ST.Ignatius Cemetery beside her family.
Dodson Funeral Home assisted with arrangements
It was a celebration of a life well lived... 
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