Grace R. Gasperich

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 21, 2019

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
24 Grandchildren
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.

8 Tributes for “Grace R. Gasperich

    Dear Aunt Grace,
    What a woman of Faith you were! It guided your life and your unconditional love of your husband, Uncle Matt and all of your children! Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us! I send love, prayerful hugs and positive energies to you through time and space to you and all those in your family!
    Your niece & daughter of Joe and Bernice Gasperich

    Mr. and Mrs. Gasperich were wonderful Kipling neighbors. The good Lord has definitely welcomed Mrs. Gasperich Home. In my thoughts and prayers.

    So sorry for your lost of Grace. Her & your Dad were good friends of my parents, Emil & Laura. I enjoyed visiting with them at my parents house. They were a fun couple

    Dear Gasperich family,
    So sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Glad we got to see Grace in May. Whenever we visited the UP, seeing her was at top of list no matter where she was living (or at St Vincent de Paul in Gladstone for all those years)!! Remembering her pies and pasties — the BEST!
    Rest in peace. Grace is now “home” with God and Matt.

    Dear Gasperich family,
    Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother.
    Feeling grateful and blessed to have had Aunt Grace in our lives. She always greeted us with a loving smile and arms open to
    embrace us with her love and kindness. Also, thankful for movies of my graduation and our wedding your parents made for us.
    She will be greatly missed !

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