Marcella M. Skradski, age 90, of 714 Wisconsin Ave., Gladstone died Thursday, January 25th, 2007, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Marcella was born the daughter of Wilfred and Julia (LaMarche) Breault on December 25th, 1916 in Escanaba and she was a lifelong Escanaba and Gladstone resident.
She married John J. Skradski on April 23rd, 1935 in Escanaba and together they founded, owned, and operated the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone from 1947 until 1978. Working was always an important and central part of their lives and John continued assisting at the funeral home until his death on June 30th, 1984. Marcella remained volunteering at the funeral home until her health no longer permitted to do so. The staff of the funeral home always enjoyed her assistance and talking to her. Marcella had an uncanny and unique way of saying and phrasing things that brought a smile to them and accordingly, they would stop in to see her at home, or at assisted living, and later at the nursing home.
Marcella was a fiercely independent person who enjoyed doing things for herself but when anyone assisted her with anything, she was extremely grateful and thankful. She had simple tastes and was a very genuine individual. Family and close friends also know her as a generous human being who gave willingly, generously, and quietly.
Marcella Skradski loved to travel, including everything from day trips to extended vacations around the world. Sailing on cruise ships was her favorite method of traveling with her family at her side. She particularly enjoyed traveling with her only grandchild, Julie, who was also the