Lorraine Wolanski Obituary (1930 – 2022) – Shelby Township, MI



Lorraine M. Wolanski entered eternal life on March 14, 2022. Lorraine was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 20, 1930, to Polish immigrants John and Catherine (Kus) Wolanski. Lorraine attended St. Hyacinth Elementary School and graduated from St. Stanislaus Secondary School in 1948.
Lorraine enjoyed a successful career with General Motors for over 30 years. Upon retirement, she volunteered at St. John’s Hospital for over 20 years with her sister, Jane Tralka. Lorraine was known for her generosity to family and friends, and for sponsoring children, orphans, and the elderly through Catholic charities. She was a faithful Catholic with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. Lorraine has been a devoted member of St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church in Detroit all her life. She was extremely proud of her Polish heritage. She kept in touch with her family living in Poland and supported them financially.
Lorraine was the youngest of four daughters. Her beloved sisters, Emily Olinzock and Sophie Resmer, predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her three brothers-in-law, Joe Tralka, Ed Olinzock and Leonard Resmer. Lorraine is survived by her remaining sister, Jane Tralka, who was her constant companion and best friend. They enjoyed going to movies, traveling together, reminiscing about their childhoods, and sharing many of the same friendships.
She was a loving and generous aunt to her many nieces and nephews and their families. Those who cherish his memory include Mary Ann (late Tom) Amori, Daniel Resmer, Geralyn (MIke) Tellier, John Olinzock, Norene (late Jerry) Olejnik, Dale Olinzock, Margaret (Gus) LaRuffa, Paul (Margie) Olinzock, Barbara ( Steve) Kilcline, Alan (Lisa) Olinzock, Nancy (Pete) Hannan and many great-great-great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her nephews Michael and Dennis (Kim) Tralka and her great niece, Emily Olinzock.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 2-8 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd, Warren. Family and friends will gather on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit 48207 and/or St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church, 3151 Farnsworth, Detroit 48211. Lorraine was also a strong supporter of the children of the Orphanage Oknocycia Dom Dzeieka in her mother’s hometown of Rzeszow, Poland. The family requests that cash donations or checks made out to cash for the orphanage be sent to 2119 Applebrook Drive, Commerce Township, MI 48382.

Posted by Wasik Funeral Home – Warren on March 17, 2022.

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