Grace A. (Picarski) Fricke, age 98 of North Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Stonegate Health Campus with her family at her side. Grace was born on January 11,1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Harry and Charlotte (Powell) Snetsinger. She grew up in the Detroit and Lake Orion area. Grace was a 1940 graduate of Lake Orion High School. Grace worked as a secretary, a librarian assistant and bookkeeper. On September 29, 1945, Grace married Stanley J. Picarski in Detroit, Mi. He passed away on May 16, 1966. On October 9, 1970, she married Laurence Fricke in Lake Orion, Mi. He passed away on March 26, 1999. Grace was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, MI. Grace was a member of the Altar Society, North Branch Garden Club and a volunteer at the North Branch Thrift Shop. She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, her flowers especially African Violets and cooking supper. She loved the visits and time spent with her family. Grace is survived by her daughters, Mary Grace Picarski of Lake Orion, Karen Farr of Lapeer and Filena Kitts of Lapeer; her sons, Stanley (Linda) Picarski of North Branch and Larry (Janie) Fricke of North Branch; her son-in-law, Bill Johnston; her grandchildren, Joyce Farr, Amanda Janquart, Jared Picarski, Jennifer Johnston, Lindsay Picarski, Emily Johnston, Kathy Rhode, Tom Kitts, Suzanne Rogers, Dan Prezekop, Kevin Fricke and Geri Bonesteel; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Stanley J Picarski and Laurence Fricke; her daughters, Barbara Johnston and Sandra Prezekop; her son-in-law, Tom Kitts.
Memorials may be directed to the North Branch Emergency Aid/Thrift Shop.
Visitation for Grace will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. On Friday, July 17, 2020 visitation will be 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Richard Treml will officiate. Grace will be laid to rest at East Lawn Cemetery, Lake Orion, Mi.
Due to the limited number of people allowed in the funeral home at a time, family and friends are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and visit outside.
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Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home
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