Blanche Rygwelski

Blanche Rygwelski, 91, was born January 03, 1929, and passed into eternity March 23, 2020.


She was born and raised on the Taratuta family farm in Posen. Blanche attended Barent School to the eighth-grade. In her teens, she worked in Alpena and Detroit.

She married John Wyrembelski July 10, 1948. John preceded her in death August 18, 1961. On May 12, 1963, Blanche married Joseph Rygwelski. Joseph preceded her in death January 26, 2012.

Blanche is survived by her siblings, Leonard (Arvella) Taratuta, Lorraine (Skip) Hertig and Gloria (Ted) Pokorski; her children, Wayne (Sharon) Wyrembelski, Anthony (Theresa) Wyrembelski, Julie Wyrembelski, Lenore Klein, Jan (Charlene) Wyrembelski and Michael (Linda) Rygwelski; grandchildren, Emily (Brian), Joseph (Lorie), Robert (Angela), Laura (Nick), Daniel (Tiffany), Jessica (Charles), Allison (Sam), Olivia, Jahn (Jennifer), Zachary (Susie) and Stephanie (Matt); and great-grandchildren, Katie, Franklin, Amelia, Carter, Eliza, Levi, Charlotte, Kane and Braxton.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Julia (Gryka) Taratuta; and siblings, Virginia (Alfred) Krawczak, Sophie (Raymond) Dembny, Aloysius (Regina), infant David and Delphine (Robert) Stoinski.

Blanche, a hard worker, was a wonderful mother, homemake

r, cook and baker. Most importantly, Blanche loved her family. Throughout her life, her Catholic faith was very important to her. She enjoyed picking berries and canning fruits and vegetables. She had quite a sense of humor. Speaking Polish and dancing to Polish music brought her great joy. Blanche loved to dance. Due to current world events, there will be a Mass for family members, officiated by the Revs. Matthew Wigton and Nicholas Cooper, Monday, March 30.

A memorial Mass, burial, and luncheon will be held in Posen when conditions allow for a safe, full gathering and celebration with family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.