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Wanda Sue Raphael, 63, of Peshawbestown, passed away on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Wanda was born Feb. 3, 1954 in Florida, the daughter of Carl and Julie (Mashka) Raphael.
Wanda was a special woman. She had a big heart for her family and for all her nieces and nephews, as to taking care of them as they grew up. She was always willing to help others. Wanda was always taking family pictures at family gatherings, making sure everyone got in. She enjoyed being with family every chance she could.
Wanda was full of life, smiling and laughing. She made everyone around her happy with her smile. Wanda was an incredible giving, helpful, loving, caring and kind person; that's what defined her as daughter, sister, mother, auntie, cousin and friend. Wanda will be missed by children and all her brothers, sister, nieces and nephews.
Wanda is survived by her son, Joseph Raphael; daughter, Elaine Raphael; her siblings, Mary Hawley, Clayton Raphael, Debra Raphael, Paul Raphael and Robbin Raphael; a grandson, Joseph Lee; a granddaughter, Kalea; and many loving extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Peggy Rocha.
Visitation will be held today at Wanda's home in Peshawbestown. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Kateri Tekakwitha Church of Peshawbestown. Burial will follow in Kateri Tekakwitha Cemetery. A fest will be held at Kateri Tekakwitha Church after the burial.
Please share memories and condolences at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on August 30, 2017
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