Grace R. Gasperich, age 94, of Gladstone, MI passed away peacefully with family at her side November 21, 2019 at Lakeview Assisted Living.
Grace was born June 27, 1925 in Gladstone, the daughter of William and Grace (Beland) Grawey. She graduated from Gladstone High School in 1943. She was a secretary for Alger-Delta Coop where she met the love of her life, Matthew Gasperich. The couple was united in marriage July 5, 1948 at All Saints Catholic Church.They spent 61 loving years together and raised their 6 children.
Her whole life was devoted to caring for her family and others. Grace and Matt were charter members of the Gladstone St. Vincent de Paul Society. They volunteered countless hours. They both were religious education teachers at All Saints Catholic Church.
Grace and Matt loved to travel around the United States. From the World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada, to Germany, England, and to the 50th Anniversary of the D Day Invasion. She enjoyed baking, canning, and teaching her children how to make the best pasties in the U.P.
Grace is survived by:
5 Sons: Joseph Gasperich of San Dimas, CA
William (Cheryl) Gasperich of GLadstone, MI
Michael (Anna) Gasperich of Gladstone, MI
Patrick (Jennifer) Gasperich of Gladstone, MI
Matthew (Kristen) Gasperich of Aberdeen, S.D.
1 Daughter: Rita (Robert) Johnson of Towanda, KS
14 Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins
In addition to her Parents and Husband, Grace was preceded in death by:
3 Brothers: Norbert, Raymond, and William
3 Sisters: Lucille, Ella, and Doris
Family will receive friends Friday, November 29, from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Prayers led by the St. Vincent de Paul Society will conclude visiting hours at 12:30 PM. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 1:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Grace will be laid to rest in Fernwood cemetery in Gladstone. A luncheon will take place at the Gladstone Yacht Club at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Gladstone St. Vincent de Paul Society.