Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 17, 2013

Julie M. Nowinski

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — LAKE LEELANAU — Julie Marie Nowinski, 60, of Lake Leelanau, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.

Julie was born on Dec. 9, 1952, in Plymouth, to George and Marie (Stitt) Skeba. On Nov. 9, 1974, at St. Wenceslaus Church, she married Bruno “Mike” Nowinski, who survives.

Julie had worked as a dispatcher for the Novi Police Department and later for the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department. She had also worked at Munson as a receptionist.

Julie was a true caregiver and spent the majority of her life raising and caring for her family.

She was devout in her Catholic faith, was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and avid in her prayer groups.

In addition to her husband, Bruno “Mike,” Julie is survived by her son, Jude; a brother, Phillip (Gail) Skeba; and a sister, JoAnn (Mike) DiCuirci.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Leelanau, with a rosary to be prayed one hour prior. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Janowski will serve as celebrant.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s School, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653.

Please share thoughts and memories with Julie’s family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.