Gwen Wesoloski, 79, of Menominee, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at her Birch Creek home.
Gwen enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, and homemaking for her family. She worked for the Bell Store and Red's & Ed's Supper Club many years ago and was a housekeeper for several local homes. She enjoyed barbershop singing with the Sweet Adeline's, was a member of the choir at Holy Redeemer Church and a member of the local Vasa Lodge. Her greatest joy was spending time with family members and special friends. She loved knitting and crocheting blankets for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gwendolyn Mae Kalm was born in Marinette on November 28th, 1933 to the late Rueben and Mabel Kalm. She was a 1952 graduate of Marinette High School. She married Raymond Wesoloski on May 29th, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marinette. The couple resided in Birch Creek (Menominee Township) since 1962 where they raised their family.
Gwen is survived by her husband, Raymond, of Menominee; one sister, June Kalm of Marinette; five sons: David Wesoloski, Dennis (Mary) Wesoloski, Thomas (Peggy) Wesoloski, Russell Wesoloski and Charles Wesoloski (Gail Leonhardt); three daughters: Kathryn (Mike) Hoeffler, Teresa (Don) Fox and Tina Wright (Kerry Lingelbach); 15 grandchildren: Jonathan (Tami) Wesoloski, Michael Wesoloski, Sherri (Kevin) Keller, Ashley Hoeffler, Chelsea Hoeffler, Randy (Karen) Miller, Tracy Miller, Tony (Amy) Durocher, Eric (Lisa) Durocher, Amanda Wesoloski, Amber (Steve) Brander, Tom Wesoloski, Matt Wright, Melissa Wright and Peyton Lingelbach; 15 great-grandchildren: Chayce Wesoloski, Brantley Wesoloski, Gage Keller, Ethan Keller, Brandon Miller, Jordan Miller, Tyler Vretenar, Emily Vretenar, Alexis Paris, Kayley Durocher, Caleb Durocher, Brice Durocher, Lainey Durocher, Briley Durocher and Peyton Wesoloski. She was preceded in death by her three brothers: Rodney, Leonard and Glenn Kalm.
Relatives and friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, 610 Marinette Ave, in Marinette from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th. The vigil prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. with Father Michael presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013, by Father Michael Ocran. Visitation will be held in the church narthex prior to the mass beginning at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in Menominee Township Cemetery.