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Gwendolyn Krager

May 8, 1939 May 3, 2019
Gwendolyn Krager
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Gwendolyn (Sabinas) Krager
Bay City, Michigan
Gwendolyn (Sabinas) Krager, of Bay City, Michigan, formerly a long-time resident of Bad Axe, Michigan, was welcomed home on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the age of 79. Gwen, as family and friends knew her, was born on May 8th 1939 to the late Floyd and Leona (Czerwinski) Sabinas (Sabiniasz). Gwen grew up in Bay City and graduated from St. James High School in 1957. She attended Delta College, where she attained certification in the dental assistant program. After receiving her certification, she thoroughly enjoyed working for dentist Dr. Henry Shelegey until the time of her marriage. Gwen married the love of her life, Richard H. Krager, on September 24, 1966 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bay City. The couple moved to Caseville (Gott’s Corner), where she taught catechism at St. Felix Catholic Church. Five years later the couple moved to Bad Axe, where they raised their five children: Colleen, Dean, Brian, Annette and Evan. During this time Gwen spent her life as a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (St. Hubert). She was a devout Catholic and enjoyed her daily rosary, organizing and participating in church retreats and teaching religion. She found time to work for a while at Norman’s Clothing and provided child care in her home. She spent nearly 40 years in Bad Axe before returning to Bay City to be closer to family. She was a current member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Gwen was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become "Grandma Gwen" to her 10 grandchildren. Gwen loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She would spend hours cooking and preparing for visits with family and friends. Gwen is survived by her dedicated and loving husband Richard Krager, devoted children Colleen Legue (Barry) of Pecatonica, Illinois, Dean Krager (Melissa) of Big Rapids, Brian Krager (Kelly) of Bad Axe, Annette Knapp (Brian) of Madison Heights and Evan Krager of Bay City; and by her thoughtful grandchildren Shelby Legue, Jeffrey Krager, Taylor Grieve, Elizabeth Krager, Sebastian Jerome, Forrest Krager, Baron Legue, Nolan Knapp, Cullen Knapp and Rowen Knapp. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Leona Sabinas (Sabiniasz), her younger sister and only sibling Marilyn Sabinas, paternal grandparents Max and Rose (Pacenski) Sabinas and maternal grandparents Leo and Martha (Jablonski) Czerwinski. Gwen’s family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the staff of The Carriage House of Bay City and its volunteers, McLaren Bay Region, McLaren Hospice, Drs. Janet Sutton, Howard Hurt and Glenn Kershen and visitors. Thanks also to all who shared prayers, cards and well wishes with Gwen and her family. Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St. Catherine of Siena - St. Vincent de Paul with Fr. John Sarge presiding. Following the service, burial will take place in Pine River Cemetery in Standish. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel, with a vigil service taking place at 7 p.m. Gwen will lie in state Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the charity or organization of your choice.


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Visitation

Tuesday

7

May

2:00 PM 5/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Rivertown Funeral Chapel

209 S. Huron Road
P.O. #505
Kawkawlin, MI 48631

Rivertown Funeral Chapel
209 S. Huron Road Kawkawlin 48631 MI
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

8

May

10:00 AM 5/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena- St Vincent de Paul Church

2956 East North Union
and 2 Mile
Bay City, MI 48706

St. Catherine of Siena- St Vincent de Paul Church
2956 East North Union Bay City 48706 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

8

May

11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena- St Vincent de Paul Church

2956 East North Union
and 2 Mile
Bay City, MI 48706

St. Catherine of Siena- St Vincent de Paul Church
2956 East North Union Bay City 48706 MI
United States
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