Margaret Jodocy

ST. NICHOLAS – Margaret A. Jodocy, 92, of St. Nicholas (Delta County), passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.

Margaret was born on Feb. 5, 1921, the daughter of Jerome and Lucy (Dewilde) VanDecaveye. Margaret was raised in St. Nicholas on the family dairy farm and graduated from Perkins High School in 1939.

On Sept. 1, 1951, she was united in marriage to Marcel A. Jodocy at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. The couple made their home in St. Nicholas, where they owned and operated their own dairy farm.

Margaret is survived by five daughters, Joan Jodocy of Sacramento, Calif., Mary (Arnie) Schneider of Milwaukee, Wis., Penny Jodocy of Gladstone, Pamela Jodocy of Gladstone, and Stephanie (James) Hacker of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; two sons, Anthony (Debbie) Jodocy of Niagara, Wis., and Christopher Jodocy of St. Nicholas; six grandchildren, April (Ken) Walenski, Andrew Jodocy, Adam Jodocy, Sarah Schneider, Jonas Hacker and Hannah Hacker; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Julian (Honey) VanDecaveye of Perkins, and Joseph VanDecaveye of Sacramento; two sisters, Martha Latos of Warren, Mich., and Marcella Maki of Sacramento; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Marcel; her parents; two sisters, Mary Gabriel and Christine VanDamme; and a brother, James VanDecaveye.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Eric Olson and Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating.

A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Margaret will be laid to rest in the St. Nicholas Cemetery.

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