Wanda Wichlacz, 85, of Cheboygan, Michigan, passed over March 27, 2013 in Leonard where she resided. Chester and Phil Wichlacz, brothers, survive her. Wanda is my mother's sister who died in 1975 of colon cancer after Lucas died in Vietnam in '68. 40 years ago that war officially ended, and America fled that tortured people and land.
Grieve we will, but not without hope as the Good Book quotes John, a tortured disciple of Jesus in that world of emperors and the like looking for power. They defeated anyone who threatened their own throne. Innocent males, and more who would have been though to be Jesus - the victor of life over death.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
We will place her in the East Lawn Cemetery in Lake Orion following Mass today in Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Orion, and share stories, and more, following her burial, in the Addison Oak
Her husband, Frank, predeceased her along with her sons, Gary and Allen, and eight siblings.
Donna survives with Chris Coe.
Gentle like a lamb, Wan, as Donna and Chris call her, was a gardener, mom, and more who lived close to the earth as a farmer before coming to Detroit to work and marry.
"The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock...they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says the Lord." (Isaiah 65)
And, Jesus was led to the slaughter. Innocent, gentle like a lamb - the Lamb of God - who takes away the sins of the world.
William Blake in his 'The Lamb,' in Songs of Innocence, notes:
"Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life and bid thee feed by the stream and o'er the mead; gave thee clothing of delight, softest clothing, woolly, bright, gave thee such a tender voice, making all the vales rejoice? Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee?"
Full of gentleness and compassion, a lamb was Wan also, a lamb of God calling out to us to care for the earth, creation, the little lambs in and outside the womb. Keep the lambs free from violence and rise up with Easter this day in love.
Wan may have said so.
A MONTH'S MIND MASS INTENTION FOR WANDA OSTROWSKI IS SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 28 AT 11 AM IN SACRED HEART CHURCH, 18430 UTICA AT GRATIOT IN ROSEVILLE, ALONG WITH MASSES SOON IN ST. JOSEPH, LAKE ORION, AND, OUR LADY ON THE RIVER, HARSENS ISLAND, MARINE CITY, ALGONAC, ALONG M-29. CALL FOR DETAILS AND JOIN FOR BREAKFAST AFTER MASS.
AN ALL- FAMILY REUNION OF WICHLACZ, STEMPKY, BLASZKOWSKI, ETC., IS SET FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013 FROM 10 AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT IN THE BENTON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER, 5012 ORCHARD BEACH ROAD, CHEBOYGAN. JOIN US TO REMEMBER WANDA, THERESA, EDITH, STANLEY, GRANDMA/PA, LUCAS, JOHN, WALLY, FRANK AND ALL OUR FAMILY TREE. BRING A MEAT DISH OF FOOD TO SHARE AND PLAN ON A WEEKEND IN MICHIGAN'S CHEBOYGAN AT THIS SECOND ANNUAL ALL-FAMILY FEST. UNCLE CHESTER WICHLACZ' BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED LAST AUGUST IN THE K OF C HALL IN CHEBOYGAN.
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