Mary Arduin Grenier, age 90, of North Woods Assisted Living in Escanaba died early Sunday morning January 18, 2004 at her residence in North Woods Assisted Living.
Mary was born the daughter of Yanko and Sophie Kobasic on November 12, 1913 in Hermansville, Michigan. She was raised in Hermansville and attended Hermansville Public Schools. She married John Arduin of Hermansville. Mary and John, who had two children, moved to Newberry, Michigan in 1953, where John was employed by the Michigan Conservation Department until his retirement. Mary worked for the Newberry State Hospital until her retirement. Following their retirement they returned to Hermansville. Following the death of John, Mary married Patrick Grenier of Hermansville. When Mr. Grenier died, Mary moved to Escanaba and eventually to North Woods in 1998. Mary was a member of St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church and the M.S.R.A. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her hobbies included sewing, making crafts, crocheting and making hooked rugs. She was an avid walker and would walk between 3 and 4 miles everyday until her health prevented her from doing so.
Survivors include: Daughter: Donna (Bob) Evers of Chevy Chase, MD; 2 Brothers: Frank (Mary Ann) Kobasic of Springfield, PA and Tony (Jean) Kobasic of Sun City, AZ; Sister-in-law: Mim Kobasic of Escanaba; 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by: Son: Jack Arduin in 2003; Brother: Ivan Kobasic in 2000.
Mary’s family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial services celebrating the life of Mary Arduin Grenier will follow on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. at St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church with Rev. Allan Mayotte officiating.
Burial will be in Hermansville Cemetery. Luncheon will follow at the residence of Ellie O’Donnell, 601 Ogden Avenue, Escanaba. Memorials in memory of Mary, may be directed to the IXL Museum in Hermansville, envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes or at St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church.