Leota Skwirsk, age 86, of Imlay City, MI died suddenly, Friday, October 15, 2021 at her home. Leota Joyce McLean was born October 31, 1934 in Almont, MI. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and the late Ida Mae (Meredith) McLean. Leota (known by her family as Oak) grew up in Capac and Almont and lived most all of her life in Imlay City. Leota was a graduate of Imlay City High School, Class of 1953. She worked as a sales clerk at Smith-Bridgman’s store in Flint for a few years when she was quite young. She married the late Joseph Leo Skwirsk on April 4, 1959 in Lapeer, MI.
Leota also worked at Tietz Family Restaurant in Imlay City for many years; then she took on a housekeeping job at Casa Maria Senior Living Facility (later to be Sanctuary at Maple Vista) in Imlay City, having worked there for 30-plus years. Oak loved to clean and move her furniture around, playing card games, she was an avid sports fan (especially of her grandchildren and of the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings).
She is survived by her son, Joe Skwirsk of Clifford and Imlay City, MI; her daughters: Lori (Jeff) Susick of Imlay City, MI and Lisa (Ken) Kaikkonen of Attica, MI; five sisters, Dorothy Walton of Imlay City, MI, Ula Dennis of Imlay City, MI, Shirley (Bill) Kavanaugh of Yale, MI, Mary Tietz of Imlay City, MI and Gladys (Rodney) Warner of Imlay City, MI. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Tyler Kaikkonen, Conner Kaikkonen, Carley Kaikkonen and Jordan (Brandon Csutoras) Skwirsk; one great-grandson, Maverick Csutoras; and several nieces and nephews.
Leota was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Skwirsk; her parents, Stanley and Ida Mae McLean; brothers, Stanley ‘Stub’ (Evelyn) McLean, Ray (Ruth) McLean, Robert Bruce McLean; and brothers-in-law, Isaac Walton, Jack Dennis and Harold Tietz.
The funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Burial followed in Imlay Township Cemetery, Imlay City.
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