Irene Kamyszek1932 - 2021
Irene Lucille Kamyszek age 88 of Petoskey, formerly of Rogers City, passed away May 25, 2021 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
She was born December 11, 1932 in Rogers City to Joseph and Agnes (Glomski) Witucki. Irene was the middle sister between her brothers, Stanley and Donald. The family moved out to their farm in Posen when Irene was a young girl. She grew up milking the cows, baling hay, gardening, and churning out the butter. She brought the cows in from the pasture every morning and evening for milking, usually waiting on the one she aptly named Slowpoke. She knew how to drive a tractor and lead a team of horses. On December 31, 1950, she married Edmund Kamyszek at Saint Casimir’s in Posen. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before Edmund preceded her in death on October 12, 2005.
Ed and Irene had seven children, Bernard, Janet (Bob Ottenhoff), Patricia, Dennis (Brenda), Kathy, Gary, and Debra; 11 grandchildren, Kari, Sara, Eric, Katy, Megan, Adam, Christopher, Kenneth, Jessica, Emily, and Jason; and 12 great-grandchildren. Irene is also survived by Paul Kamyszek, Cecelia Chojnacki, Lucy and Albert Chojnacki, and Louise Rybicki. Irene, or “Busia” as she was known to many, wore a variety of hats; mother, nurse’s aide, pierogi maker, strawberry jam mixer, dill pickle canner, and afghan master. She had crocheted so many blankets that we lost count. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, especially the cardinals. Her rose bushes on Woodward were beautiful; it must have been the banana peels that Edmund put around them. Busia will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her in the
community that she called home. To whomever was blessed with the gift of receiving one of her afghans, her family asks that you please bring it to the church service. They will proudly display them on the back of the pews.
Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, June 18th, from 9 a.m. through time of her memorial Mass at 10 a.m. with Fr. Charles Donajkowski officiating. Rosary will be recited at church, beginning at 9 a.m.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice or to the family via Patricia Kamyszek: 1501 Crestview #46, Petoskey, Michigan, 49770.
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