Catherine J. Rapaski

Died March 27, 2017

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Catherine J. Rapaski, 80, of Mio passed away at the Villa at Rose City on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Catherine was born in Kansas City, Mo., on July 11, 1936, to George and Valena (Walters) Balmeo. Her family moved to Detroit when she was a child. She worked as a caregiver for special needs children in the Dickerson Schools in Hamtramck. She and her husband Clancey settled in Mio in 1996. Catherine was a member of the Mio Moose Lodge. She enjoyed gambling, gardening and quiet early mornings on the deck.

Catherine is survived by her son, Kevin Raden of Mio; her sister, Gloria Castro of Clinton Township; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clancey Rapaski; her sister, Shirley Langley; and her brothers, Leo and Leon Jurabal.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with funeral services at 4 p.m. with Pastor Rick McClendon officiating. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will follow the services. Interment of ashes will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, at a later date.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.

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