Celia Clara (Mlynarchek) Cisler 88, of Middleville, went home to her Heavenly Father Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019. Celia was born November 26, 1930 on the family farm at the corner of 129th Ave and Patterson Rd in rural Allegan County. Celia was the 11th of 13 children born to Andrew and Anna Mlynarchek, Slovakian immigrants who settled in the United States in the early 1900s. Celia’s young life was spent centered around her family, it’s farm and their church Saints Cyril & Methodious Catholic Church where her parents were founding members. Growing up, Celia attended the Robbins School at Gun Lake with her siblings and neighbors and then Wayland Schools graduating in 1949.
In her early adult years Celia worked different jobs around Middleville, Wayland and Grand Rapids. At one point she moved into Grand Rapids and lived with one of her older sisters and a friend. That adventure was one she fondly reminisced about. Later in her working life she was an assembly worker for more than 30 years at Bradford White Corporation in Middleville. In the early 1950s Celia met her future husband Paul while working at Middleville Engineering in Middleville. They were married on June 26, 1954 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Together Paul and Celia raised three children in Middleville and on Gun Lake. Celia was always a hard worker and very proud of what she could accomplish. Celia enjoyed clothes and costume jewelry. She loved to shop especially in her retirement years. Celia always enjoyed canning and freezing fruits and vegetables. She also was able to make the best cabbage rolls and bacon and cabbage dumplings around. Celia’s life was dedicated to her family. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren. She was fiercely protective of her family and loved them unconditionally. Celia also took great pride in her home at 421 W. Thornton Street in Middleville. Her and Paul built the house and moved into it around 1957. Until just recently she lived at home. She lived there more than 62 years and was the last of the street’s original residents.
Celia was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Anna Mlynarchek. Her husband D. Paul Cisler. She was also preceded in death by her brothers; Andrew Mlynarchek Jr, Joseph Mlynarchek, Frank Mlynarchek and Charles Mlynarchek and sisters, Annie Hastidt, Mary Cigler, Sister Dianna Mlynarchek, Agnes Hawthorne, Helen Napper, and great grandson Maxin Brewer Ransom.
Celia is survived by her three children; Mark (Judy) Cisler of Kentwood, Doug (Mary) Cisler of Woodland and Sandra (Jim) Gray of Charlotte, NC. Four grandchildren Patrick (Debbie) Cisler, Ashley (Matt) Ransom, Anna (Matt) Karolionok and Michael (Rachel) Gray and great grandchildren John, Maverick, Kaylin Mae, Adrian and Emery. Along with her immediate family Celia is survived by her brother Edward Mlynarchek, and sisters Dorothy Tolan and Frances Mlynarchek and sister in law Mary Rider along with many nieces and nephews.
Honoring Celia’s request cremation has taken place. The family will gather for a celebration of Celia’s life at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church on Friday August 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM. There will be a visitation before the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian burial, a committal service will follow immediately in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations and memorials to Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church’s Christian Education Scholarship. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com.
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