Irene Ciesielski

Irene Ciesielski

Irene June Ciesielski of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Life Care Center of Plainwell. She was born June 3, 1928 in Kalamazoo, MI to Albert and Elizabeth (Vermulen) Nuyen. Irene graduated from Plainwell High School in 1947. In 1955 she was married to Floyd “Pete” Ciesielski and they enjoyed life together until Pete’s death in 1976. Irene worked for Michigan Bell Telephone for 17 years, retiring in 1974. Following her retirement she worked for the DNR field office in Plainwell for several years then as an office manager for KalPak Inc. for 14 years, retiring in 1993. She loved golfing, fishing and bowling and was an active member of 12th St. Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Michael “Mick” Ciesielski of Mattawan; her granddaughter, Aimee Lee (Brad Herrington) Fultz of Plainwell; great-grandchildren, Alex and Emma Herrington and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pete in 1976; her son Dennis in 1994 and by her siblings, Hermina, Kathryn, Albert Jr., William and Bertha.

Friends may meet with her family from 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon with Pastor Thaddeus Stout officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Irene may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

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  1. Susan Knudsen says:

    Bless you Irene ! You are such a nice lady ! A blessing to know you ! Rest in peace dear lady !!!
    Suzie !!

  2. Becky, Jesse & Marilyn says:

    Michael and Richard & Aimee,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May your mother rest in peace.

    All our love,
    Becky, Jesse, and Marilyn

  3. Jerry and Cindy Kurtz says:

    So sorry for your loss. Remember all the happiness she brought you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Andrea Creech says:

    Brad & Aimee-

    It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life.

    You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers.

  5. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Brad, Aimee, and Family. Please know that our thoughts and sympathy are with you on the loss of your Gramma, Aimee. We read her obituary in the paper today and wanted to let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that your fond memories and photos will help guide you through your grief and bring you peace and comfort in the coming months. It sounds like your Gramma led a full life and was active in alot of things. Bless her heart. We know that you will miss her alot. Hoping that all of you will remember the happy times and know that others are keeping you in their thoughts. Please take care.

  6. Kathy Nogle says:

    My sympathies to Irene’s family. I knew and worked with Irene at Michigan Bell a very long time ago. And it was my privilege to know her even for a short time. May she be at peace.

  7. Veni Pillai says:

    Aimee,Michael, Richard & Family: I want you to know that my prayers & thoughts are with you. I, not only lost a very good family friend but my children have lost their only grandma,who gave them lots of grandma love. She will be greatly missed by all of us.Let GOD give you all the strength & courage to get you through this difficult time, hold you in HIS arms & comfort you. Love, Veni.

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