Eleanor Wirgau1926 - 2015
Eleanor Wirgau age 89 of Rogers City
passed away July 13, 2015 at Rogers City Tendercare.
She was born January 8, 1926 in Rogers City
to Michael and Pelagia (Buza) Grohowski,
On October 12, 1946 she married Ivan O. Wirgau at St, Ignatius Catholic
Church, Eleanor was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and a
former member of its Rosary Society.
Mrs. Wirgau is survived by:
6 children, Kim (Elaine) Wirgau of North Carolina,
Andrea Socia of Grand Rapids,
Ivan (Holly) Wirgau of Rogers City,
Tom (Madelene) Wirgau of Three Rivers,
Brian (Christine) Wirgau of Marshall and
Wayne Wirgau of Grand Rapids;
15 great grandchildren;
1 sister, Virginia Conley of Rogers City;
2 brothers, Edward Grohowski and James (Patricia) Grohowski,
both of Alpena;
sister-in-law, Margaret “Katy” Grohowski of Rogers City.
Eleanor was preceded in death by:
her husband, Ivan on March 10, 1996;
parents, Michael and Pelagia;
3 brothers, Eugene, Frank and Gerald;
she was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Delmar Conley; and
a sister-in-law, Rita Grohowski.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 until
8:00 p.m, with the parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume
on Friday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of
Mass at 10:00 a.m, with Fr. Sylvestre Obwaka officiating.
Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Michigan or
St. Ignatius Catholic School.