Rita M Lewandowski

November 12th, 1934 to December 14th, 2012
Rita Marie Lewandowski, 78, of Port Huron, went in peace to be with the Lord on December 14, 2012 after a short illness.

She was born November 12, 1934 in Bay City to Wallace and Gertrude Peplinski. While there, she met the love of her life, John "Jack" Lewandowski, and moved to Port Huron. They married on August 18, 1956 and had 56 years together.

Rita lived a full life as a homemaker, loving wife and mother to her eight children. As a mom, she was a gentle teacher and healer. She enjoyed cooking and had a deep appreciation of the gifts of nature.

She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Sharon (Mick) Burns, Jan Belkiewicz, Craig (Kristine) Lewandowski, John (Kim) Lewandowski, Anne (Walter) Zaziski, Karen (Kevin) Bird and Mark (Kim) Lewandowski; 13 grandchildren, Heather, Jenny, Jamie, John R., Megan, Kara, Emily, Sarah, Kiersten, Kallie, Jack, Cate and Natalie; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Pawlak. She was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Lewandowski.

She will be greatly missed by all, but her traditions and legacy will always live on.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lewandowski will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Reverend Zbig Zomerfeld will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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