Ernestine "Tina" Piotrowski

September 11, 1936 - January 11, 2019

Ernestine A. “Tina” Piotrowski of Cadillac passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Samaritas Senior Living. She was 82. Tina was born September 11, 1936 in Manistee, Michigan to Ernest and Mildred I. (Sekanina) Opocensky and they preceded her in death.

Tina graduated from Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana and went onto attend Purdue University, Hammond Extension for four years. She worked as a medical technologist at Whiting Clinic in Hammond, Indiana for 33 years before retiring. Tina and her husband moved to Cadillac from Hammond, Indiana 15 years ago to enjoy their retirement together. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint and various other crafts.

On August 26, 1978 in Hammond, Indiana she married Joseph J. Piotrowski and he survives her along children: David (Sue) Markovich of Crown Point, Indiana, Gerald (Robin) Markovich of Merrillville, Indiana, Paul (Kristen) Markovich of Palmetto, Florida, Phillip (Maria) Markovich of Branford, Connecticut, Robert (Eileen) Markovich of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac with Chaplain Walter Ross officiating. Friends may meet the family Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Her final resting place will be Restful Forest Cemetery in Manistee County, Michigan.

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Lucas Dent - Jan 16th, 2019 11:13 am

"Tina was a pleasure to be around and we enjoyed helping to take care of her these last months. We are thinking of your family in this time of loss. "

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