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Beverly E. Golembeski


April 11, 2019

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Beverly E. Golembeski, 80, of Wakefield, formerly a longtime resident of Bessemer, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 9, 2019, with her loving family by her side, after a lengthy battle with dementia.

Beverly was born on May 1, 1938, in Bessemer, a daughter of Frank and Hilja (Green) Makela. She attended A.D. Johnston High School and graduated in 1956.

On Aug. 24, 1956, Beverly married her sweetheart, Wallace Z. Golembeski. They celebrated more than 62 years of marriage.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whose pleasures in life were spending time with her family and cooking their favorite meals. There was always room for one more at the table and no one ever left Bev's kitchen hungry.

Bev will be dearly missed by her beloved husband, Wally; five daughters, Terri (Mark) Kukowski, Hurley, Wis., Connie (Daniel) Cvengros, Bessemer, Barbi (Nathan) Stone and Wendy Golembeski, both of Ironwood, and Melanie Golembeski; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Daniel) Umoru and Alyana and Jayden Kukowski; Nathan and Hannah Stone, Andy Cvengros and Nicholas Hoffner; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Olivia; a sister, Bernadine Shephard, Tulsa, Okla .; two sisters-in-law, Annette Golembeski, Jackson, and Helen Wells, Sun Prairie, Wis .; many special nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arnold, Bill and Raymond; a sister, Sylvia; and a granddaughter, Samantha.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 210 E. Iron St., in Bessemer, with the Rev. Dominic Agyapong, celebrant.

A luncheon will be served in the church hall following the Mass.

Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Bessemer, at a later date.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the exceptional care and kindness given to Bev by the entire staff at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility.

Bev loved the color purple. To celebrate her heritage, please wear something purple at her Mass.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at


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