2017-08-10 / Obituaries

Juliana Krysick


Juliana Krysick Juliana Krysick Juliana Victoria Traynor Krysick, 99, of Goetzville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Petoskey, surrounded by her family.

She was born January 10, 1918, to John and Mary (nee Mucha) Kowalczyk in Goetzville.

She lived most of her life in Goetzville. She married John Traynor, and they had three daughters, Linda, Lana, and Elizabeth “Betty.”

She worked as a cook for many years in various local restaurants, before working at Kincheloe Air Force Base, where she was employed as the kitchen manager at the NCO Club. She retired in 1972, and remained active in the community helping with countless dinners and other activities during the years since. Her husband, John, died in 1972, and in 1975, she married Edward Krysick, who died in 1986.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Goetzville.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She also did paper tole artwork that was admired by many, family members said. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and enjoyed telling them bedtime stories.

She is survived by three daughters and their families, Linda and Robert Reynolds of DeWitt, Lana Christy of Canton, and Betty and Thomas Mansfield of Petoskey; seven grandchildren,

Brian and Kathy Christy, Lisa Christy, Dawn Dell, Theresa and Dan Korrocks, Brad and Carrie Reynolds, John and Virginia Mansfield, and Dody and Bryan Conklin, and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Lucille Kowalczyk.

In addition to her first husband, John, and her second husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tom Christy; a granddaughter, Julie Christy; four sisters, Kathryn Desormeaux, Leona McSheffrey, Irene Zbiega, and Caroline Soczek; two brothers, John Kowalczyk and Joseph Kowalczyk, and three brothers-in-law, Eugene Desormeaux, Stanley Zbiega, and Joseph Soczek.

A graveside service will be held Monday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Bruce Township, where she will be buried beside her first husband, John Traynor.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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