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Kay Ann Paskiewicz



Kay Ann Paskiewicz, age 81, of Grand Rapids returned to the loving arms of her husband, Phil who preceeded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her, parents, Vera M. and Ferdinand C. Hausbeck , sister-in-law Janice (Ron) Kulesza and nephew Dennis.  Kay is survived by her children, Elizabeth Paskiewicz, Julia M. (Robert) Traetz, M. Sarah Paskiewicz and Thomas J. (Elena) Paskiewicz;  brother and sisters in law Ray (Bridget) Hausbeck, Ferd (Sue) Hausbeck, Tom (Linda) Hausbeck, Mary (Roger) Schense, Suzie (Wayne) Powers, Carol (Jack) Stockholm; grandchildren Christopher  and Lauren Traetz, Aleksandr Paskiewicz and Martin Paskiewicz  and many nieces and nephews.  Born in Saginaw, Kay moved to Grand Rapids where she attended Mercy Central School of Nursing.  Throughout her Nursing Career she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital where she met Phillip.  She completed her nursing career at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center.  Devoted to her family, Kay was active in Girl Scouts throughout her life leading her children’s troops and supported her children by attending all their various sporting events. In retirement Kay tutored children in reading at Mulick Park Elementary and knit many prayer shawls with Gilda’s Club and Lacks Cancer Pavilion.  Kay was actively involved in church ministry with St. Stephen and Immaculate Heart of Mary Churches, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered for funeral services and she was a musician with the bells and folk mass..  She and Phillip did extensive traveling across the United States in their 5th Wheel.  Family will greet friends and relatives on Wednesday, February 12 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at O’Brien Eggebeen Gerst, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids,  Rosary at 7:30 PM.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 13  at 11 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Msgr. Lou Stasker officiating, visitation one hour prior.  Interment Holy Cross.   Memorial contributions may be made in Kay’s name to Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church or Lacks Cancer Center, 250 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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  1. Dear Family of Kay, I am sorry to read about the passing of your dear mother. Yes she has returned to the loving arms of your father. Your mom and I met years ago when I had students from GRJC and she was a wonderful nurse on the maternity unit. She was eager to have students and they learned from her experience and compassion. Also we both graduated from Mercy Central School of Nursing. Juli, your mom and I connected again when you were a student at Ottawa Hills and Jeralyn, my daughter, was there also. I think you were in the same class. May your faith in God and your memories be of comfort to you in this loss.

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