Velma L. Gotowka our angel was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heritage Hill Assisted Living, surrounded by her family, at the age of 91. She was born May 28, 1923 in St. Louis, Michigan, to the late Clifford and Florence (Carmen) Graham. She married George Gotowka, August 12, 1944, in Saginaw. He predeceased her August 28, 2013. Velma worked at Fanny Farmer for many years. She along with her husband were owners and operators of Goodwill Cleaners and later the Goddeyne Plumbing and Heating Company, which is now owned by their son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Gotowka. Velma enjoyed her flower garden and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are three children; Cheryl (Dean) Stratton, Gary (Sharon) Gotowka and Terry (Cheryl) Gotowka. Also surviving are six grandchildren; Chris (Katie) Stratton, Jason (Melissa) Stratton, Adam Stratton, Mike Gotowka, Tyler (Emily) Gotowka, Austin Gotowka and friend Jenna Michael. Two great-grandchildren, Elliette & Talon Stratton and two more on the way. Velma also leaves a sister, Donna Greening. She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis & Lois Graham and a brother-in-law, Don Greening.
Funeral Service will take place Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from the Squires Funeral Home. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday after 10:00 A.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or family wishes.