Wanda Mair (Patranella) Malinowski, 89, of Three Rivers, died at 12:02 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers.
She was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Chicago to Mike and Mary (Kuliekowski) Malinowski.
Wanda lived most of her early life in the Chicago area. She spent her adult life in Cedar Lake, Ind., and moved to Sturgis to help raise her grandson, Tyler Brandt Kinney. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by a daughter, Deb (Gordon) Wilson; her guardian, Barbara Kinney of Constantine; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many great friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Doreen Brandt.
Wanda enjoyed taking care of her family and enjoyed good conservation with her friends. She was formerly employed as a waitress.
Cremation will take place at Elkhart Cremation Services and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Elkhart is entrusted with arrangements.