Lila Mae Grabowski

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died June 17, 2019

Lila Mae Grabowski, 93, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, June 17, 2019 at North Woods Place in Escanaba.
She was born on June 26, 1925 in Evanston, IL, daughter of Alvin and Iva (DeCamp) Ness. She graduated from Escanaba High School, class of 1943.
On August 14, 1945, Lila married Clarence “Gyke” Grabowski at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Escanaba. They had been married for 71 years.
Lila was an active member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church. She was an avid speed skater in her earlier years, receiving championship awards in Michigan. She also enjoyed baking and cooking.
Lila is survived by her children, Iva Sue Karl of Tacoma, WA, Alvin “Al” G. Grabowski of Escanaba, Keith (Bonnie) T. Grabowski of Escanaba, Sally Ann Robitaille of Escanaba and Mary Jo (Darryl) Schultz of Petoskey, MI; 13 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence on November 13, 2016, her parents and daughter in law, Donna Grabowski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 PM at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish with Rev. Eric Olson officiating.
Lila will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The family would like to express a special thank you to mom’s special friend, Gaye Smaniotto, St. Francis Hospital, North Woods Place and Hospice of the UP Health System.
The Grabowski family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

2 Tributes for “Lila Mae Grabowski

    We were saddened to read about your mother’s passing this evening. May the many treasured memories sustain you during this most difficult time. Our sincerest condolences to your Family. Many hugs and prayers to all of the family during this difficult time. Its very difficult to lose a parent. May God hold you all in his arms and give you peace. Know that your mother will be in no more pain and no more sorrow. Lila Mae will be in more beautiful place than you can image with your father and Donna who we think about everyday and love so much. She will be one more very Special Angel up in heaven watching and caring for each of you and everyone else. God Bless you All Each and Everyday. Love from Linda, Steve, Nathan & Connor Howes-Arlene & Will Carne Family

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