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Irene (Homik) Kolanko

October 27, 1921 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 100)


Irene Kolanko, age 100 of Grand Haven, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at home. She was born on October 27, 1921 in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Mary (Rymarz) Homik. Irene married Wesley Kolanko in February of 1941 in Chicago, IL.

Irene lived in Chicago for a time before moving to the Grand Haven area and working for General Electric until her retirement. She attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for many years and enjoyed spending her time volunteering for events at the church.

Irene enjoyed being outdoors in the summer, and was often found out in her yard tending to her beautiful flower beds, and harvesting veggies from her vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed baking, reading, and especially spending time with her family.

Irene is lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter-in-law, Cindy Kolanko of Grand Haven; her three grandchildren, Bob (Emily) Kolanko, Tim (Heidi) Kolanko, and Jessica (Neil) Dwyer; her three great-grandchildren, Ryan Kolanko, Nolan and Taryn Dwyer; great-great-grandchild, Acacia Kolanko; and two sisters-in-law, Joie Homik and Sandy Homik.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wesley; her son, Robert Kolanko; three brothers; and two sisters.

The Memorial Service for Irene will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Matt Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Robinson Township Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Memory of Irene may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or Spectrum Health Hospice.

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November 13, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
1401 S. Griffin Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service
November 13, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
1401 S. Griffin Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Robinson Township Cemetery
10780 N Cedar Dr.
Grand Haven, `MI 49417


St. Paul's United Church of Christ
1401 S. Griffin St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-6870
Email: stpaulsgrandhaven@gmail.com
Web: https://www.stpaulsgrandhaven.org/

Spectrum Health Foundation - Hospice
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-616-391-2000
Web: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/foundation

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