Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Stemick, age 88, of Kipling, passed away Sunday morning, December 16, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
On June 12, 1930, John and Esther (Finstrom) Rajala welcomed Betty into their family. Betty was raised in Gladstone and was a graduate of Gladstone High School. On November 17, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to John P. Stemick and together the couple raised their 7 children and spent their life together in Kipling. Throughout Betty’s life, she enjoyed fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, playing cards, knitting and going to BINGO.
Children: David (Peggy) Stemick, Richard Stemick, Randy (Tami) Stemick, Ann Anderson and Tom (Laura) Stemick
Brother: Duane (Elvira) Rajala
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild on the way and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther, her husband, John:
Daughter: Judy Stemick
Son: Gary Stemick
Grandson: Brent Anderson
Brother: John Rajala
Sister in law: Pat Rajala
Daughter in law: Marci Stemick
Funeral services for Betty will be held privately at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Betty will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery. Betty’s children would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Julie Sexton at Sunny View Assisted Living for the wonderful care she gave their mother and also to Dr. Linder and the nurses at OSF St. Francis Hospital for their kindness. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.