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Viola Modrzynski

1921 - 2009

Viola T. Modrzynski made her voyage to heaven while a
surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

Viola was born in Rogers City in 1921 to
John and Margaret Zemple and married Florian Modrzynski.

Her loving husband proceeded her in death in 1995.

The couple lovingly raised three children,
William (Diane) Modrzynski of Alpena, Marsha (Gary) Schulwitz of Rogers City
and Mark Modrzynski, who proceeded Viola in death in 1995.
Viola was a member of Saint Ignatius Church in Rogers City and a stout Christian.
She loved to spend her summers at the couple’s cottage on Grand Lake and enjoyed
playing and sharing stories with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Viola was a fan of the Rogers City Nautical City Queen Pageant and loved to attend
stage presentations at the local theaters. In her quict time, Viola was a whiz at
crossword puzzles and savvy while playing cards.

Viola is loved, respected, and missed by her grandchildren,
Craig (Barbara) Modrzynski; Tim (Jane) Modrzynski; Steven Schulwitz;
Brad (Lizz) Schulwitz; Pennie (Robert) Kelly; Ryan Modrzynski and Aaron.

Viola loved to attend events such as dance recitals, Little League games and plays
that were participated in by her great-grandchildren, Amanda; Charlotte, Elizabeth,
Alysia; Quintin and Ava Star. She was proceeded in death by great grandson Vinson.

Viola was from a large family and was reared with 5 sisters, Joyce; Myrt;
Ailene (Potsy); Delores (June); Jacqueline, Betty. She also had a brother,
Ivan Wirgau.

The family of Viola would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff of
Tendercare of Rogers City, along with the medical and support staff at Alpena
Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion.

Visitation will be Friday, October 16, at the Beck Funeral Home in Rogers City
at 1 p.m. and open visitation will begin at 2 p.m. A special service will be held at
6:30 p.m. Friday at the Beck Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday,
October 17 at St. Ignatius.

Viola will be laid to rest at Mt. Calavary Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Michigan.

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Viola Modrzynski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI