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Berniece Marie Winowiecki, 94, lifelong resident of Cedar, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Tendercare of Leelanau with her family at her side.
Berniece was born Aug. 26, 1923 in Cedar to the late William and Pelagia (Cerkowski) Mikowski. On Sept. 1, 1941 at Holy Rosary Church she married, for 66 years, Frank J. Winowiecki, who preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2007.
She was a lifetime member of the Holy Rosary Church and was a member of the Rosary Society.
Berniece was the 14th of 15 children and was the last survivor.
Berniece is survived by three sons, Ben (Virginia), Frank Jr. (Claudette) and William (Sue) Winowiecki; three daughters, Charlene (Richard) Kulanda, Mary (Ray) Savage and Janet Winowiecki; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Anselm, Steve, Frank, Clement, Eddie, Leonard, William Jr., Janarius and Peter; five sisters, Mary Umlor, Polly Novak, Sister Mary Eugenia, Sister Mary Juliet and Loretta; one grandchild, John Paul Winowiecki; and one great-grandchild, Lucas Noonan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m., at Holy Rosary Church of Cedar. The Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, with the family greeting friends at 10 a.m., also at the church. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery will be announced in the spring. Father Donald Libby will serve as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Holy Rosary Church, 6982 S. Schomberg Road, Cedar, MI 49621; or St. Jude Children's Hospitals, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; and/or Mass Intentions.
Condolences may be shared with Berniece's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on January 14, 2018
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