In Memory

Margaret Solinski (Smekar)

Margaret M. Solinski Smekar passed away on June 12, 2021 at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield, MI, age 76.  Margaret was born March 9, 1945 in Bay City, MI, the daughter of the late Edward and Adrienne (Clement) Solinski.  Margaret was united in marriage to Frank J. Smekar on February 2, 1963 in Bay City.  Margaret co-owned and operated Creative Display Installation with her husband.  She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church; where she served in many different ministries.  Margaret found her true calling serving Christ as a lay minister, which included ministering and supporting communion services to the residents at Shattuck Manor and McBright Manor Assited Living.  Margeret loved knitting; especially prayer shawls.  She loved hosting get-togethers and just having people around and sharing stories.  Margeret is survived by her husband, Frank Sr.; daughter, Elizabeth Snowbarger; brothers and twin sister, Mary Solinski Dalton, Michael (Dawn) Solinski, Tom Solinski, John (Lydia) Solinski, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two children, Stefan and Frank Jr.  

A funeral Liturgy for Margaret will take place on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 am from St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603 with Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski officiating.  Cremation will follow with inurnment in St. Andrews Cemetery.  Visitation:  Family and friends are welcome to visit on June 17th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm from Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) with a Vigil service at 7:30 pm and again Friday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider St. John Vianney or a charity of your choosing.  To share an online condolence, please feel free to visit the funeral home at

Source:  Deisler Funeral Home, Saginaw, MI

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

06/16/21 01:11 PM #1    

John Krzysiak

So sorry to hear about Margaret's passing.....what a great lady.  God be with her.

06/17/21 12:21 PM #2    

JoAnne Bennett (Smith)

As a high school student I always wished I was as smart as Margaret.  I had no idea Margaret was ill and absolutely stunned to see her memorium here yesterday.  I know Mary will be joining her in heaven in God's time.  I loved both of these special ladies for over 60 years.  Someday we will all be together again.  RIP margaret.






06/17/21 01:26 PM #3    

Richard Beck

As a small kiddo, I grew up a block from the Solinski family. The twins, Tom Everson, Gloria Rifenbark and myself were from '63 and close neighbors. A few other Handy kids filled out our neighborhood. We all went through Kolb and Handy from K to 12. 
While losing closely tied friends hurts, it reminds me of the good times and special memories I share. 
Rest in peaceful heavenly arms my friend. 

go to top 
  Post Comment