Virginia Lewandowski1925 - 2018
Virginia T. Lewandowski age 92 of
Presque Isle (Grand Lake) died at Tendercare
in Alpena on January 19, 2018, surrounded by
her loving family.
Virginia was born in Posen on March 10, 1925
to Walter and Antonia (Dzubia) Grocholski,
She graduated from Posen High School and went on to obtain her RN
Degree from Mercy College in Detroit. Virginia met and married Alfred C.
Lewandowski and they married on May 29, 1949,
Virginia worked at Alpena General Hospital from 1949 until her retirement
in 1985, She was a member of the Posen VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many
years, also serving as President. Virginia was a member of St. Casimir
Catholic Church; its Rosary Sodality and their choir, She was also a
member of the Daughters of Isabella, Virginia was a talented creative
lady; she enjoyed her garden; especially her flowers. Virginia was also
known for her baskets that she weaved and especially for her handmade
cards that she made from dried flowers, of course no two were alike,
pretty enough to be framed. Virginia was an excellent cook and baker; her
vegetable soup, cinnamon rolls, and apple pie were second to none. Her
hands were always busy-even while watching TV she would be tatting,
knitting, or doing needle point. She loved to entertain and of course
would always be up for a game of cards, especially spitzer or pinochle,
Virginia is survived by:
her children, Rodney (Teresa) of Hawks, Arthur (Jacinta) of Grand Lake,
Glenn (Carol) of Grand Blanc,
Denise Lappan (John) of Alpena, and
Brian of Loop Castle Rock, Colorado.
Her grandchildren, Sheila Zwolinski (Anthony) of Ossineke,
Paul Lewandowski (Jennie) of Davison,
Collette Welch (Jeremy) of Rogers City,
Nicole Budnick (Brian) of Rogers City,
Jodi Methner (Jake) of Ortonville,
Jenny Sobeck (Mike) of Gaylord,
Sara Krafft (Ryan) of Elizabeth, Arkansas,
Russell (Leah) Lewandowski of Grand Rapids,
Christy Lewandowski of San Francisco,
Nicholas Lappan of Wayland,
Leah Lappan (Stephen Kurecka) of Grand Rapids.
Also, several great and great, great grandchildren,
Virginia is also survived by her two sisters,
Lillian Sparks of Fairfax, Virginia, and
Evelyn Sims of Redford,
along with numerus nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by:
her husband Alfred on November 2, 1980,
three brothers, Stanley, Alfred and John.
Two sisters, Helen McIntyre and Gladys Sobek.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 until
8:00 p.m. with a “Nurse’s Final Farewell” at 6:15 followed by the Rosary
and VFW Auxiliary Service at 6:30, then the Parish Wake Service at
7:00 p.m, Visitation will resume on Monday at St. Casimir Catholic Church
from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur
Interment will take place in the spring at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in memory of Virginia Lewandowski to
Posen VFW, Hospice of Michigan, or friend’s choice.