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Margaret Grohowski

1926 - 2018

Margaret Kathryn “Katy” Grohowski age 92 of Rogers City
passed away June 25, 2018 at Medilodge in
Rogers City.

She was born April 30, 1926 in Rogers City
to Burt and Mary (Jurczych) Talaske.

Katy was the only child out of 10 who graduated from high school and
received a college degree. She was a Registered Nurse for 52 years. Her
first position was night supervisor at Alpena General Hospital, Later she
served in all areas of nursing at Rogers City Hospital. Katy was
instrumental with delivering many babies into our
y world, working for District Health Department #4
/ 7 and as school nurse at Rogers City Elementary School.
Katy was an avid fisherman, enjoyed visits to the
casino, gardening, baking cookies, and especially
deer hunting with her good friend, Virginia Tatro, In
1964 she and Mike began building the family cottage
at Grand Lake where they enjoyed many summers with
family and friends, eventually making the cottage
‘ their home.

Katy is survived by:
5 children, Michael (Joan) Grohowski of Grand Lake,
Jerilyn Gordon of Denton, Texas,
Jane (Nevenko) Buntic of Traverse City,
Gary Grohowski of Gaylord,
Julie (Don) McLennan of Rogers City, and
son-in-law, Tim Plath of Rogers City;
16 grandchildren and
15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Gerald “Mike” in 1992;
son, Robert in 1983;
daughter, Janis Plath in 2017;
son-in-law James Gordon in 2017 and
9 siblings.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday, June 28th, from
4:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. followed by
a Nurse’s Farewell. Visitation will resume at St. Ignatius Catholic Church
on Friday from 9:00 a.m, through time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. with
Fr, Rolando Silva officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital,

St. Ignatius Catholic School, or McLaren Home Care and Hospice
~ Rogers City Office,

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Margaret Grohowski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI