Theresa "Grandma Teri" A. Klauka of Mio, Michigan | 1927 - 2018 | Obituary

Theresa "Grandma Teri" A. Klauka
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Theresa "Grandma Teri" A. Klauka

March 27, 1927 - July 19, 2018

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Theresa A. Klauka, "Grandma Teri" age 91 of Mio, Michigan, passed away at The Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Theresa was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1927 to Bela and Theresa (Bohonoski) Sulak. She married Roy Klauka in Richmond, Michigan in 1955. The couple settled in Mio in 1955, and raised their family there. Theresa began working at Mio AuSable Schools in 1965 as a teacher’s aide and kitchen helper. Later, she worked as a foster grandmother, retiring after 47 years of service. Theresa was a devout member of St. Mary Catholic Church, serving in several ministries, including Sunday coffee and doughnuts. She loved gardening and children.

Theresa is survived by her children: Skip Klauka (Monica Duranso) of Mio, MI and John (Sherry Donahue) Klauka of Georgia; and her brothers: William (Janet) Sulak of Detroit, MI and Frank Sulak, also of Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy M. Klauka in 1990, her daughter Christine Fraczek (who passed away on Mother’s Day 2018), her grandson Brian Fraczek, her parents, her sister Mary Gego, and 3 brothers: Joe Sulak, Steve Sulak, and John Sulak.

Visitation on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 3 – 9 PM at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, Michigan, with a Vigil Prayer service and Rosary offered by St. Mary Parish, beginning at 7 PM. Theresa will lie in state on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mio, Michigan with Pastor Santiago Hoyumpa as Celebrant. Interment will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1 PM at Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lydia’s Gate, Mio, Michigan or to the St. Mary Shrine Restoration Fund.


These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.

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