THERESE TRAVNIKAR, 88, of North Branch, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Lapeer.

Theresa was born on September 21, 1934 to Michael and Mary Machones in Superior, Wisconsin.

Theresa grew up in Superior, attended school and graduated there.

Theresa attended nursing school in Royal Oak, Michigan.

On November 26, 1955, she married Joseph Travnikar at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Theresa was a full-time mother who raised her children, sewed, gardened, attended religious events, crocheted and hosted funeral luncheons. She loved watching birds and all kinds of wildlife. Theresa is survived by her sons, Joseph (Sharon) Travnikar, Albert (Charlene) Travnikar, Edward (Susan) Travnikar; son-in-law, Arnie Hawley; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Theresa, Mary Jo and Delores.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to the American Cancer Society.

The family will be present for visitation on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. Theresa will be in state from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in North Branch. Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at Saint Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Muma officiating.

Theresa will be buried next to her husband in Westlawn Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home.

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