HOLKA, Romaine A.
Bay City, Michigan
Age 90 years, died Monday, November 19, 2012. She was born to the late Joseph and Catherine (Hadadzinski) Gielda on June 16, 1922 in Bay City. Romaine was employed with the U.S. Army for 20 years before her retirement. She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and a current member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Essexville. On September 25, 1948 she married Alfred E. Holka who preceded her in death on April 19, 1996.
Romaine is survived by her daughter, Sandra Holka; niece (her adopted daughter), Karin Gielda; sister-in-law, Evelyn Piotrowski; special friends, Germaine Grabowski and Rose Davey; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, Essexville. Romaine will lie in state in church Saturday after 9:00 AM. Rev. Ricky M. Varner will preside with entombment following in Floral Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mid-Michigan Hospice (Midland). Visiting hours are Friday 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. www.trahanfc.com