Sarah Elizabeth Biskupski


Sarah Elizabeth (Rockafellow) Biskupski, age 31, of Traverse City, passed away on June 6, 2019 at her home while surrounded by her loving family and their dog, Mylie, after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer. She remained a brave woman, extending grace, love and peace even throughout her final months. She was born on Oct. 28, 1987 in Traverse City to Chuck and Brenda (Olmstead) Rockafellow.
Sarah grew up in the Traverse City area, where she graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 2005. Following her graduation Sarah enrolled at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, where she achieved her Master of Architecture degree as well as a minor in business.
It was while Sarah was at college that she met her future husband, Pete. They were married Sept. 4, 2011 in Traverse City.
After college, Sarah remained dedicated to her work at C.C. Power as an accountant.
Sarah was once described as "pure joy with red hair." Sarah and Pete were inseparable and remained very devoted to one another. They enjoyed many travels and riding their bikes to the farmers market on Saturdays during their marriage. It has been said about Sarah that she was a bright light, she had beautiful determination, she was a glowing inspiration, she had a contagious smile and that she loved Jesus and relied on his strength throughout her life.
Sarah is survived by her husband and best friend, Pete; parents, Chuck (Brenda) Rockafellow; in-laws, Mark (Karen) Biskupski; siblings, Ryan (Stephanie) Rockafellow and Lauren (Andrew) Magirl; niece and nephew, Evelyn and Carson Rockafellow; nephew, Owen Magirl; and grandparents, Reuel (Lillian) Rockafellow and Carl (Sharon) Olmstead.
Sarah was preceded in death by her grandmother, Eva Rockafellow.
Visitation for family and friends will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A celebration of Sarah's life will take place at noon, with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at New Hope Community Church. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service at New Hope Community Church.
Memorial contributions in Sarah's honor may be directed to any of the following because Sarah loved helping those in need, Benevolence Fund at Church of the Living God, 1514 Birmley Road, Traverse City, MI 49696; The Journey Program, 526 W. 14th St., Suite 151, Traverse City, MI 49684; or to adopt a tree and a memorial bench at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, 1490 Red Dr., Traverse City, MI 49685.
Please share a memory with Sarah's family by visiting her tribute page at
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on June 11, 2019
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