Genevieve Taratuta1921 - 2013
Genevieve T. Taratuta, (birth name Genafawa) age 91 of Metz
passed away February 13, 2013 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
She was born November 25, 1921 in Metz
to Paul and Angeline (Solecki) Wilk.
Genevieve worked in Detroit at Montgomery Ward, Dalzen Tool and Manufacturing Co. ,
and the Dodge Main Plant prior to moving back to Metz. On October 16, 1954 she married
Edwin Taratuta at St. Dominic Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening
and listening to the soprano Sarah Brightman. Mrs. Taratuta was a member of St. Dominic
Catholic Church where she taught catechism and lead the rosary before Mass.
Mrs. Taratuta is survived by:
3 children, Carolyn Taratuta of Traverse City, Brian Taratuta of Rochester Hills, and
John (Patricia nee Budnick) Taratuta of Rogers City;
sister, Antoinette (born Anastasia) Wilk;
sister in law, Emilia Wilk.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband Edwin;
brothers, Walter (Martha), Frank, and Henry;
sister, Stella (Eddie) Pilarski.
(Birth names of siblings, Walislav, Franek, Henrik, and Stenaslova)
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday, February 15th from 4:00 until
8:00 p.m. with rosary at 6:30 followed by the parish wake service at 7:00 p.m.
with Sr. Rita Epple conducting. Visitation will resume on Saturday at
St. Dominic Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m.
with Fr, Arthur Duchnowicz and Sr. Rita Epple officiating.