Lillian Lois Braciak (Metelonis), age 93, of Wyoming, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021, following complications from a stroke. Preceding her in death (by a lot) was her husband Ted Braciak (deceased June 7, 1987). She was also predeceased by many dear relatives and friends, too numerous to mention.
Lillian graduated from GR Union High School in 1945. While she held several, mostly retail-related jobs through her years, she was mostly known to her family as a stay-at-home Mom who did the tough parts of keeping the household running, and the kids on schedule, as they developed into the fine upstanding citizens they have all become. During her later years, as mobility slowed, she transferred this passion for Family to her grandkids and great-grandkids. Her personal interests also evolved, from activities like card games and bowling, to day trips to the casino, or short walks to the pond to watch and feed the ducks and fish. She liked her crossword puzzles and watched more Game Show Network TV than all of us combined, I suspect. I’ll take “we love you, Mom”, for $600, Alex.
Lil is survived by her six children: Barb Cote of Holland, Sue (Brian) Mapes of Portage, Tom of Grand Haven, Ted of Wyoming, Tim (Shari) of Byron Center, and Todd of Wyoming. Her five grandchildren: Laurie (Todd) Tuttle, Bryan (Dianne) Cote, David Braciak, Liz Braciak (Kevin Partridge), and Beka Braciak. She also has six great grandchildren, the youngest born only five months ago, as well as several stepchildren spread throughout the family tree.
Incidentally (one of her favorite words), Lil was the most generous person of modest means that I know of. If you wish to make a memorial contribution to a charitable institution of your choice in her honor, they will probably be happy for that, as Lil will not be sending her contributions for the foreseeable future.