Velda M. Jakubowski, 85, of Harbor Beach, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Harbor Beach Long Term in Harbor Beach, following a short illness.
Born Oct. 30, 1914 in Gladwin County, she lived in Huron County for five years and previously lived in Gladwin.
Velda married Harold Jakubowski, June 24, 1936 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1990.
She was owner/operator of the Western Auto store, retiring in 1976.
Surviving are one daughter, Colleen and husband Ernest Ortenburg of Harbor Beach; two sisters, Dorothy Warner of Clare and Donna and husband Ervin Haines of Gladwin; two granddaughters, Eryn and husband Dwight Berry of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Erica and husband Alan La Vasseur of Merritt Island, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Keith and Melissa Berry of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Heather and Rebekah La Vasseur of Merritt Island, Fla.; one aunt, Helen Ogg of Gladwin; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Verna Shearer in 1992; and one brother, Wendell Foor in 1999.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin with Rev. Timothy Verity and pastor Mark Girardin officiating. Burial was in highland Cemetery in Gladwin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church building fund, Zion Lutheran Church building fund (Harbor Beach), or Gladwin Hospice.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.