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Emily Wisniewski

1923 - 2016

Emila “Emily” Wisniewski age 92 of Manistee and Metz
passed away February 28, 2016 at home.

She was born August 11, 1923 in Posen
to John and Dorothy (Pilarski) Hilla,

Emily worked as a riveter, “Rosy the Riveter” attaching wings to the
bombers during World War II. After returning north, she and her husband
Art owned and operated Art’s TV in Rogers City where she also sold
sewing machines. Emily was a accomplish seamstress who could make
beautiful clothes without the use of patterns. She was a fabulous cook who
could prepare the most flavorful fish and wild game anyone had ever
tasted. Emily was a member and very involved with St. Dominic Catholic
Church where she and her husband sang in the choir, She enjoyed having
fun, in fact, she was known as the pool shark of Metz Township, she
loved playing cards, especially pinochle. Emily was the life of the party,
telling stories and jokes for hours on end. She will be sadly missed, but
her jokes will live on.

Mrs. Wisniewski is survived by:
daughter, Lynn (Jim) Modrzynski of Manistee;
6 grandchildren, Mitch (Melissa) Modrzynski of Manistee,
Stacey (Dan) LaComte of Kentwood,
Joe (Lisa) Modrzynski of Eastlake,
Christie (Matt) Ricci of Rockford,
Brook (Chris) Begres of Sterling and
Kim (Gabe) Dvorshock of Bay City;
16 great grandchildren, Natalie, Gabe and Gwendalyn LaComte, Brody and
Blake Modrzynski, Kylic, Emma and Gianna Ricci,
Isabelle and Addyson Begres, Gabe, Carter and
Presley Dvorshock, Cody Revolt, and
Nathan and Devin Garland;
3 sisters, Delores Hein, Dorothy Gallina and Virginia Wisniewski;
5 step children, Eugene (Darlene) Wisniewski of Hawks,
Suzanne (Larry) Marquardt of Sterling Heights,
Sally (Dan) Briedinger of Stanton,
Barbara Turner of Wilmington, North Carolina and
Janice (Kenneth) Pawelck of Hawks;
8 step grandchildren;
7 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by:
her first husband, Arthur Centala in 1975;
second husband, John Wisniewski in 2006;
2 daughters, Cindy Gregory and Dori Peters;
1 granddaughter, Pattie Beaudric;
2 sisters, Rose Bartlomicj) and Martha Wisniewski;
3 brothers, John, Harry and Joseph Hilla,

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 until
8:00 p.m. with the rosary at 6:30 followed by the parish wake service at
7:00 p.m, Visitation will resume at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Metz
on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. with
Fr, Sylvestre Obwaka officiating.

Interment will take place at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery in the spring.

Memorials may be given to St. Dominic Catholic Church
in memory of Emily Wisniewski,

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