Marie Bala Wlodarczak age 95 passed Friday, August 30, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family. She was born August 1, 1918 in Bay City to the late Paul and Mary (Mazurkiewicz) Bala. Marie married Frank O. Wlodarczak September of 1939 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. He predeceased her September 26, 1976. Marie worked at Division on Aging for many years before retiring. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and throughout her life she was very active in a variety of parish activities including the Rosary/Altar Society Group # 11 and the Felician Sister’s Auxiliary.
Surviving are ten children; Sr. Kathleen Wlodarczak C.S.S.F., Madeline (Norman) Rezler, Michael (Mary) Wlodarczak, James (Carol) Wlodarczak, Patrick (Janet) Wlodarczak, Nancy Duval, Ronald (Nancy) Wlodarczak, Rita Wilson, Judi Wlodarczak and Larry (Kim) Wlodarczak. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren; Tamara (Steven) Warner, Fred Rezler & his fiancée Tara, Marissa Irish, Mark (Taylor) Wlodarczak, Marcey (Kirk) Robinson, Matthew Wlodarczak, Jon (Danielle) Wlodarczak, Eric Wlodarczak, Kenneth (Valerie) David, Josh Wilson, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Kennie & Frankie and three sisters and four brothers; Blanche Delestowicz, Ria Moszyk, her twin sister, Clara Bala, Henry, Bill, Walt and Ed Bala.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society, Felician Sister’s Auxiliary will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday followed by a parish vigil service for Marie at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bala Wlodarczak Schlorship at MadonnaUniversity or Family Choice.