Obituary Report

Elizabeth A. Stanchina, age 91 of Norway, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.

Elizabeth was born on May 9, 1926 in Vulcan, the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Ball) Moraska.

Liz married Francis Stanchina on February 23, 1952 at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.

She worked as a nurse’s aid for many years at Freemans and Pine Manor Nursing Homes, and enjoyed spending her summers at her camp in Waucedah Township.

Elizabeth’s hobbies were gardening, watching her deer, and attending the horse shows at the Dickinson Co. Fair grounds. Later in life she looked forward to going on the casino bus tours with Judy’s Get Away Tours, and was especially appreciative of all the friendships she made along the way.

Her top priority was always family and she cherished spending time with them.

She gave her heart to family and a beautiful memory lingers.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Glory (Tim) Augustine, Mary (Mike) Opolka and Tina (Al) Mott-Bjorkman; grandchildren Jodi (Matt) Gibson, Angela (Paul) Vivio, Luke (Jenifer) Mott, Kristy Opolka and Michael Opolka; step-grandchildren Candace (Jon) Rogers and Dustin Bjorkman; great grandchildren Anthony and Makayla Vivio, Tyler Gayan, Kody and Riley Hendricks; sisters-in-law Carol Moraska, Margaret Moraska and Francella Stanchina; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Nicole Skoglund; brothers Louis, Joseph, Paul and John Moraska and sisters Lucille Smokovitz and Veronica Gunville.

Per Elizabeth’s request private family services will be held.

Interment will be at the Norway Township Cemetery.

Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

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