Mary Matianski, 58

Mary Grace Matianski, 58, of Sturgis, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

She was born Aug. 16, 1953, in Sturgis, a daughter of Jack and Betty (Notestine) Nichols. She had been a resident of the Sturgis and White Pigeon area all her life.

On April 25, 1983, she married Daniel S. Matianski is White Pigeon.

She was a graduate of White Pigeon High School in 1971. She was employed for 22 years as a secretary at Midwest Tool and Cutlery in Sturgis.

She was a member of White Pigeon Athletic Boosters, an avid White Pigeon sports fan and a member of White Pigeon Bowling League. She enjoyed camping and, most importantly, her family.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel S. Matianski of Sturgis; a daughter, Heather Jo (Troy) Andrews of White Pigeon; two sons, Frederick James (Kelly) Shafer of White Pigeon and Jason Lee (Kari) Shafer of Middlebury, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three stepchildren, Teresa (Brian) Caid of Edwardsburg, and Karen Kyle and Danny Matianski, both of Sturgis; eight stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; her mother, Betty (Robert) Grams of Sturgis; two sisters, Vicki (David) Atherton of White Pigeon and Cathy (Floyd) Marchand of Sturgis; a brother, Bobby (Karen) Nichols of White Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at White Pigeon Church of Christ, with the Revs. Barry Edds and Ken Miller officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Make a Wish Foundation or Give Kids the World. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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