Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 500 W. Marys St., Decatur, MI. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Newell Chapel, 83313 M-51 Decatur, MI with the Rosary recited at 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Nancy Loney’s care to establish a college fund for Jeannie’s granddaughter, Coralyne Richards. Those wishing to send their condolences online can do so at www.newellchapel.com.
Jeannie was born on October 2, 1956 to Henry and Beverly Mroczek in Paw Paw, MI. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1975 and continued her education at Parsons Business College. Professionally, Jeannie has worked in administrative support for Tri County Head Start and Bronson Hospital. His real passion, however, was art. Jeannie was blessed with an incredible talent for turning seemingly ordinary materials like a piece of clay or wildflowers into masterpieces. She owned her own arts and crafts business for many years and used her talents to bring joy to others. Plus, for years, Jeannie loved planning and hosting tailgating parties at Notre Dame football games. She encouraged friends and family members to attend…and, thanks to her kindness, it even included Michigan fans.
Jeannie had a deep love for her life partner, Chris. Their bond of mutual support and caring relationship meant the world to her. Above all, Jeannie was a kind and gentle person who cherished time spent with her family and friends, she was fiercely protective of her children, and she adored her granddaughter, Coralyne. For those of us lucky enough to be touched by Jeannie, she left an imprint in our hearts that will last forever.
Jeannie is survived by her mother, Beverly (Clifford Farrow) Mroczek; daughter, Amanda Melville; son, Andrew Melville, granddaughter, Coralyne Richards; siblings, Michael (Vicki) Mroczek, Larry Mroczek, David (Laura) Mroczek, Sherri Stambek, Nancy (Tim) Loney; and longtime partner, Chris Kadulski. She was predeceased by her father, her nephew, Nickolas Stambek and her father, Henry Mroczek. Always loved, never forgotten and forever missed.