Stella Walczyszyn Dreslinski, 96, wife of the late Edward A. Dreslinski, died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Savannah Lakes Village, SC. She was born in Hamtramck, Michigan to the late Stanley and Mary Mroz Walczyszyn. Formerly of Michigan, Mrs. Dreslinski made her home in Savannah Lakes for the last four years.
While rearing her seven children, she, along with her late husband, Edward, owned and operated their restaurant, “Caddy Corner.” During the 1980s, they were also involved with a weekly radio show, “Polka Time with Mr. D.” As a sports enthusiast, Mrs. Dreslinski could be found cheering on the Detroit Red Wings and the University of Michigan Wolverines. Crocheting was a favorite pastime and up until recently, she produced beautiful scarves for the Good Shepherd Catholic Church Christmas Giving Tree.
Mrs. Dreslinski took pleasure in cooking and testing new recipes; her stuffed cabbage was a specialty that her grandchildren fought over until the last one was devoured. She enjoyed word puzzles and eating sweets, with chocolate being her favorite. A devout Catholic, Mrs. Dreslinski was a parishioner of St. Anne Catholic Church in Warren, MI where she was a founding member of the Madonna Guild, a women’s group within the church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward F. Dreslinski; a sister, Sophie Wencel; two sons-in-law, Jerry Coliton and Dan Bobier and a sister-in-law, Kay Walters.
Mrs. Dreslinski is survived by her children, Bob Dreslinski (Judy) of Michigan, Deb Popejoy (Tom) of Savannah Lakes, SC, Tom Dreslinski (Patty) of Michigan, Mikki Coliton of Michigan, Donna Bobier of Florida and Jim Dreslinski of Michigan; two brothers, Joseph Walters of Tennessee and Ted Walters (Helen) of Michigan; and a daughter-in-law, Marsha Dreslinski of Michigan. She also leaves to cherish her memory thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “Bacie.”
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church in Warren, MI.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207-3483 ( www.solanuscasey.org ).
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