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Geneva J. Kolnowski

December 14, 1923 — November 22, 2017

Geneva J. Kolnowski, age 93, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena.
On December 14, 1923, Geneva was born to the late George and Anges (Smith) Gardner in Bolton, Michigan. On April 18, 1941, she married Joseph Kolnowski at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Joseph preceded her in death on March 19, 1999. Geneva worked as a cook for both St. Bernard Catholic School and Pied Piper School, spending her time teaching students how to cook before retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, St. Bernard's Sodality, and the Hospital Auxiliary for 33 years.
Geneva is survived by her two daughters Susan (Stanley) Pilarski and JoAnn LeTourneau both of Alpena, MI; 4 grandchildren Melissa (Alan) Gapske, Scott (Jessica Prittie) Pilarski, Michelle (Steven) Panich, and Rich LeTourneau; 8 great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Brett Gapske, Alexis and Tanner Pilarski, Kevin and Darien Panich, Nathan and Olivia LeTourneau. Two brothers Gordon Gardner of Gladwin, MI; Linwood (Rita) Gardner of Pontiac, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Diane Kolnowski, two brothers Gerald and Russell Gardner, three sisters Thelma Carrington, Rose Nowaczewski, and Jean Deadman, along with her son-in-law Richard T. LeTourneau.
Family and friends will gather for visitation at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Sunday, November 26, 2017, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Anne Catholic Church of All Saints Parish on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Begins with Fr. James Fitzpatrick officiating.
Internment: Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Michigan Chapter or the Friendship Room.

Sunday - November 26, 2017, Visitation 2:00 PM -8:00 PM; at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home; Monday - November 27,2017, Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church; Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church

SERVICES Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, November 27, 2017 11:00 AM

St. Anne Catholic Church 817 Sable Street Alpena, Michigan 49707

Sunday - November 26, 2017, Visitation 2:00 PM -8:00 PM; at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home; Monday - November 27,2017, Visitation 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church; Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church

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