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Josephine Bargiel, age 99, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in the loving care of her family.
Josephine was born in Detroit on Sept. 20, 1918, to Joseph and Michalina Mikulak. Josephine met her husband Joseph Bargiel in Detroit where the two were married. Josephine worked in the food industry until 1970, soon thereafter Josephine and Joseph moved to Mesick, where she and Joe owned and operated a convenience store until 1980. Together, Josephine and Joseph also ran J&B, a coffee service that served the surrounding Traverse City area for five years.
Josephine was a busy lady always on the go, and with her polish background she was known for her delicious home cooking. She loved to garden and especially liked growing tomatoes. She was member of the Eagles of Traverse City for over 20 years.
Josephine is survived by her sons, Michael (Debbie) Bargiel, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bob Bargiel, of Traverse City.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Adam Tomaszewski.
A visitation for Josephine will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with a rosary recitation at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with a visitation one hour prior. Fr. Christopher Jarvis will officiate. A graveside service for Josephine will take place at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens immediately following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Grand Traverse Pavilions, 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please share a memory of Josephine by visiting her tribute page found at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on October 18, 2017
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