Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 21, 2013

Elsie Jane Yedlicka Tomczyk Died July 19, 2013

KALKASKA — Elsie Tomczyk, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday afternoon, July 19, 2013, at Kalkaska Memorial Assisted Living.

Born Feb. 25, 1919, in Irwin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Peregrin John and Anna (Cipra) Yedlicka. On Nov. 26, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she married Leo William Tomczyk, who preceded her in death.

Elsie will be fondly remembered for the love and caring ways she had for her family. She enjoyed life tremendously and shared her joy with many.

She is survived her children, Elaine Grant (Chester Jr.), Wayne (Anne-Lee) and David (Kathleen); one brother, LCDR Karel E. (late Dorothy); grandchildren, Lisa Tomczyk Hovey (Matthew), Laura Tomczyk Robertson (Joe), Lance Tomczyk (Jill), Chester Grant III, Leo Grant (Tammy), Lincoln Grant (Natasha), April Grant Carroll (Thomas), Jennifer Tomczyk Anderson (Keith), Jill Tomczyk Zafonte (Matthew) and Crystal Tomczyk Berens (Colin); and great-grandchildren, Ronny Hovey, Leo Hovey, Jack Robertson, Mike Robertson, Kate Tomczyk, Aaron Tomczyk, Chase Grant, Eric Grant, Kennedy Grant, Carter Grant, Gwen Carroll, Nolan Carroll, Miles Anderson, Madeline Zafonte, Nolan Zafonte, Charlotte Berens and Caroline Berens.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Tomczyk; 10 siblings, Irene Yedlicka, Agnes Gairing (Erwin), Anna Taube (Fritz), Ernest, James (wives, Ruth and Mary Jane), Mildred Yates (Ronald), Louis (Ann), Johnnie, Rose Griffith (Walter) and Emil.

Memorial services will be held at Feast of Victory Lutheran Church, 4400 Mount Hope Road, Williamsburg, on Monday, July 22, 2013, at noon, with the Rev. James Helman officiating. Cremation has taken place.

In remembrance of Elsie, memorial contributions may be directed to Feast of Victory Lutheran Church. Envelopes may be obtained at the service.

Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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