Marion Marjorie Petrowski (1927-2009)
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|Marion Marjorie Petrowski Swadling|
|Born:||16 Jun 1927 Bear Creek Twp., Michigan|
|Died:||26 Sep 2009 Petoskey, Michigan|
|Father:||Carl John C. Petrowski|
|Mother:||Margaret L. Kowalski|
|Siblings:|| George W. Petrowski|
Edward Stanley Petrowski
Irene M. Petrowski
Raymond H. Petrowski
Joseph Carl Petrowski
Marion Marjorie Petrowski
Theresa E. Petrowski
Leo C. Petrowski
|Spouse:||Homer Huey Swadling|
|Married:||11 May 1946 Emmet Co., Michigan|
|Children:|| Richard H. Swadling|
Ronald Patrick Swadling
Sue Ann Swadling
Petoskey News-Review, Monday, September 28, 2009:
Marion Swadling, 82, of Petoskey, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Hiland Cottage.
She was born on June 16, 1927, to Carl and Margaret Petrowski at their home on Howard Road in Bear Creek Township.
At the age of 18, she married the love of her life, Homer Swadling. Together they shared 56 wonderful years and raised three children. Never traveling far from her childhood home, Marion’s younger years and her married life were all spent within a few miles of the home in which she was born.
Marion was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, in all things putting the needs of her family before her own. She made for her children and grandchildren a warm nurturing home, filled with love. She was a fabulous cook, but it was her baking that brings to mind so many wonderful memories in the minds of her grandkids. Grandma’s house was always filled with the smells of fresh apple pie or cookies or some other special treat made just for them.
She enjoyed being outdoors, planting flowers, fishing, or camping. To her family and to those who knew her, she was a woman of great character and a person who faced life’s challenges with quiet determination, sometimes a bit stubborn but always good natured and always with a smile on her face. She will be missed.
Surviving Marion are her three children, Richard (Bev), Ron and Sue Ann Swadling all of Petoskey. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Lisa Swadling, Julie (Tim) Wandrie, Debbie (Rob) Youngs, Jim Swadling and Ginger (Aaron) Keiser; her great-grandchildren include Brandon, Kyle and Troy Swadling, Matthew Wandrie, Grace Youngs and Callie and Codey Keiser. Also surviving her is her brother, Leo Petrowski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Homer, and two sisters and four brothers.
A funeral Mass celebrating Marion’s life has been planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Visitation will take place at the church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Those wishing to honor Marion’s memory with a charitable contribution are asked to consider Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.
Those wishing to offer condolences online may do so at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.
- Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
- SWADLING, Homer Huey & PETROWSKI, Marion Marjorie
- Date of Marriage: 5/11/1946
- Liber: 5
- Folio: 26
- Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
- SWADLING, Marion
- Date of Death: 9/26/2009
- Liber: 2009
- Folio: 347
- Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
- Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
- Swadling, Marion M. (Petrowski)
- Age: 82
- Born: 6/16/1927
- Died: 9/26/2009
- Burial: 9/29/2009
- Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
- Obituary: on file - PNR 09/28/2009
- Section: M
- Block: 171
- Lot: 19 E 1/2