Charlotte Willin passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord, on June 28, 2020 at the age of 90. Charlotte was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.
Charlotte Senkowski was born April 5, 1930 in Hamtramck, MI. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Mary (Smiechowski) Senkowski. Charlotte was a graduate of St. Ladislaus High School in Hamtramck, MI. She married William “Bill” Willin on October 27, 1951 in Detroit, MI. She worked in Civil Service and retired from Oakdale Center in Lapeer, MI. Charlotte was an active member of Suncrest Auxiliary, where both her mother, Mary Traeger, and she received exceptional and compassionate care. She was active in her children’s school activities and accompanied the Imlay City School band to Europe. Charlotte could be spotted in the stands and bleachers of her children’s football, baseball, and basketball games. She enjoyed traveling and visited Alaska and Hawaii. Charlotte knitted and crocheted heirlooms for her family and friends. She loved hummingbirds and wildlife.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Lester) Heatley; her two sons, Jeffrey Willin of Attica, MI and Gregory (Sharon) Willin of Perry, MI; brother, Edward (Marty) Senkowski; her five grandchildren, Anthony Willin, Steven DeClercq, Michael DeClercq, Tyler (Melanie) Willin and Troy Willin; and her two great-grandchildren: Jason and Skylar. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, George Willin and Johnny Schwerin.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Willin; and her daughter, Brenda DeClercq.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Reverend Fr. Noel Cornelio, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
The family will be available for visitation 12 Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City. Due to recent health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, masks, and limited occupation (10 people at a time) of the funeral home will be enforced.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions should direct them to the Suncrest Auxiliary.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
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