February 22, 2019

Theresa A. Klauka

Died July 19, 2018


Theresa A. Klauka, “Grandma Teri,” 91, of Mio passed away at The Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Theresa was born in Detroit on March 27, 1927, to Bela and Theresa (Bohonoski) Sulak. She married Roy Klauka in Richmond in 1955. The couple settled in Mio in 1955, and raised their family there. Theresa began working at Mio AuSable Schools in 1965 as a teacher’s aide and kitchen helper. Later, she worked as a foster grandmother, retiring after 47 years of service. Theresa was a devout member of St. Mary Catholic Church, serving in several ministries, including Sunday coffee and doughnuts. She loved gardening and children.

Theresa is survived by her children, Skip Klauka (Monica Duranso) of Mio and John (Sherry Donahue) Klauka of Georgia; and her brothers, William (Janet) Sulak of Detroit and Frank Sulak, also of Detroit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Klauka, in 1990; her daughter, Christine Fraczek (who passed away on Mother’s Day 2018); her parents; her sister, Mary Gego; and three brothers, Joe Sulak, Steve Sulak and John Sulak.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 3-9 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with a vigil prayer service and rosary offered by St. Mary Parish, beginning at 7 p.m. Theresa will lie in state Friday, July 27, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mio, with Pastor Santiago Hoyumpa as celebrant. Interment will take place Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. at Memphis Cemetery, Memphis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lydia’s Gate, Mio, or to the St. Mary Shrine Restoration Fund.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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