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Obituary: Margarite Jean Grahek

Margarite Jean Grahek, 92, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born on November 6, 1926 in Calumet to Robert and Gena (Peterson) Renwick.

She attended the Calumet Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1944.

Later lived a short time in Flint returning to Calumet in 1958 to make her home. She was employed for Newberry’s, J.C. Pennies and for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as the Group Chief Operator for 20 years. Then was employed by Michigan Tech University for a short time in the Administration Department, retiring in 1971.

After retiring she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

On February 6, 1951 she was united in marriage to Edward F. Grahek in Calumet.

She was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Laurium.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gena Renwick, her sisters, Elenore Renwick and Elizabeth (Betty) Baranowski, and her husband, Edward F. Grahek.

She is survived by
Her brother in law: Phil (Jayne Harvey) Baranowski of Calumet

Her nieces and nephews whom she treated as her children:
Philip (Cathy) Baranowski of Calumet
Debra (David) Crouch of Calumet
Beth (Mike) Salmela of Kearsarge
Lori (Tom) Clute of Traverse City

And numerous great nephews, great nieces, and cousins.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday May 20, 2019 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home with Pastor Bryan Lundquist to officiate.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Luoma, Dr. Hafeman, the staff of Aspirus at Home, and her caretaker Jill Nelson for the excellent care they gave to Jean throughout her life.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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