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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Bessie Pawlak

   Bessie “Marty” Pawlak, 88, of Beaverton passed away Nov. 15, 2006 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a long illness.

   She was born Oct. 30, 1918 to Clifford and Dessie (Cail) Strickland in La Cross, Florida. Bessie was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County since 1987, having previously resided in Jackson. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Edenville.

   Bessie married Paul Pawlak on Feb. 27, 1960 in Clawson.

   She is survived by her husband, Paul Pawlak of Beaverton; three daughters, Jan (Don) Delp of Buena Vista, Colorado, Claudia (Roy) Aston of Westland, and Marian (Gary) Vahshaltz of Woodland Park, Colorado; one son, Joe (Cindy) Pawlak of Jackson; one sister, Betty (Joe) Bason of Suwanne, Florida; one brother, Clifford Strickland Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Dothalie Parcelluzzi and Millie Griner; and two brothers, Roy and Marshall Strickland.

   Burial is at Anticolt Cemetery in La Cross, Florida. Arrangements were made by Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin.

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Anticolt Cemetery, La Cross, FL
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
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