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Josephine Marie Stojic

August 23, 1921 - April 20, 2020



Josephine Marie Stojic, 98, of Cadillac passed away on April 20, 2020. Josephine was born in Heidwiller, France on August 23, 1921 to Josephine Marie (Cheray) and Francois Xavier Hartmann.

She worked in a kitchen for the French Gendarmerie and as an au pair for a French lieutenant and his family. She met her husband Milutin (Mike) Stojic after World War II. They were married in 1949 and immigrated to the United States in 1951. They were married for 61 years until Mike’s passing in 2010. They loved to travel throughout Michigan and play cards with friends.

Josephine worked for Molded Rubber in Cadillac for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, canning fruits and vegetables from the garden, and baking banana bread and cookies for family and friends. She was active with the Cadillac Senior Center. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family. She had a spirited, independent and giving nature and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Mike; beloved brother
Bernard, brother Joseph, and sister Alice; granddaughter Alexis Lyford-Stojic; son-in-law Herbert Burns; and step-grandson Mark Burns.

She is survived by daughter Anka (Mickey) Burns of Eagle; four sons, Karl (Norma) of Cadillac; George (Connie) of East Lansing; Steve (Amanda) of Chicago, IL; and Dan (Michelle) of Deltona, FL; grandchildren Jennifer Moffit, Robin Stojic, Sarah Davis, Nathan Burns, Megan Maziere, Molly Tanner, Mike Stojic, Matt Stojic, Perry Lyford-Stojic, and Colette Lyford-Stojic; step-grandson Erik Burns; step-granddaughter Elizabeth Lyford; 16 great grandchildren; niece Denise Pertin of France; nephew Olivier Gigé of France; and many dear friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadillac Senior Center. An online
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Guest Book

  • Elizabeth Palmer - Apr 22nd, 2020 2:03 pm

    "I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Stojic’s passing. She was so kind and friendly. She will be missed."

  • Anita & David, Sabrina & Michael Dolman - Apr 22nd, 2020 2:16 pm

    "We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Josephine was always a joy and always had such wonderful stories to share. She liked having a good laugh and always enjoyed staying with her and Mike for many summers. God Bless her. Hugs 🤗❤️"

  • Emily Schuster Wachsberger - Apr 22nd, 2020 2:28 pm

    "What a wonderful woman! May her memory always be a blessing to her family."

  • Anne Stokes - Apr 22nd, 2020 3:37 pm

    "She was a wonderful woman, caring and compassionate. Plus just a lot of fun. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing her with the CTF team. Our thoughts are with your family. "

  • Nuria Gonzalez - Apr 23rd, 2020 12:15 am

    "I’m so sorry for your loss. I only met her briefly through her granddaughter, Sarah and she was most kind, generous and funny. She welcomed me with open arms and treated me like family. Such a wonderful lady! My deepest sympathies to all the family. Sending my thoughts and prayers. "

  • Nuria Gonzalez - Apr 23rd, 2020 3:55 am

    "I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Josephine briefly through her granddaughter, Sarah, and she was so welcoming, funny and kind. She made me feel like family during my visit. Such a wonderful lady. My sympathies, thoughts and prayers to all the family. "

  • Kris & Steve Thelen - Apr 23rd, 2020 6:53 am

    "Mickey & Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She will remain in your hearts forever. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

  • Tricia Headley - Apr 23rd, 2020 10:35 am

    "It was such a pleasure meeting your Grandmother Sarah. She had a beautiful twinkle in her eyes and her love of family radiated! Her beautiful, kind, & compassionate spirit lives on in the many lives she touched. Holding you and your family in Peace&love now and always. ☮️🕊💜 "

  • Don Eastway - Apr 25th, 2020 5:07 am

    "Sorry to hear the lost of your mother."

  • Joe & Linda Williams - Apr 25th, 2020 8:54 am

    "We are sorry to hear about your loss. Much love and prayers. "

  • Larry Watterworth and Sofie and Gracie - Apr 25th, 2020 3:29 pm

    "We will all miss Josephine and her smile and treats. May she rest is peace. Not to be forgotten."

  • Denise, Christian, Olivier, Isabelle & Family - Apr 27th, 2020 10:36 am

    "We sending you all warmest love and deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. We'll keeping her in our heart."

  • Kay and Frank Duncan - Apr 27th, 2020 11:23 am

    "It was a true pleasure to share a visit and have a loving friendship with Jo. She always approached people with a smile on her face and good conversation about life itself. I have lots of good memories forever in my heart to remember about our many adventures and visits with Jo. Our sincere condolances to Mickey, who was the best and loving daughter to her parents. A prayer to the family for Jesus Christ to bring comfort for your loss. Love to the family from Duncans and my mom, Jean. "

  • Gail Pergler Smith - Apr 29th, 2020 5:04 am

    "Mickey & Family ...... Your Mom was of that finest generation & represented the strong of heart & spirit. We knew little about your family, & the trials they may have endured during war times when we were growing up together of Mosser Street but as kids we just knew you were fun! It was a pleasure to grow up with you & know your Mom and ours, represented the best in how all of us turned out for our children! She will be missed. "

  • Denise Pertin, La Roche sur Foron, France - Apr 29th, 2020 12:11 pm

    "We were so sorry to hear about my wonderful Aunt Josephine passing away. She was such a loving, fun and caring person. Christian and I were so happy to be with her at the wedding of George and Connie’s daughter. She shared many wonderful family stories with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mickey, Sarah and Nathan at this difficult time. "

  • Barbara & Monte Richardson - Apr 29th, 2020 12:20 pm

    "Dear Mickey, Sarah and Nathan, We zwere so sorry to hear about Josephine passing away. She was a wonderful, funny and caring woman. We were so fortunate to know her and your family through our friendship with Denise. We enjoyed talking to her and also always received a nice Christmas letter from her. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers go to you during this difficult time. "

  • Sue Kievit(Foster) - Apr 29th, 2020 6:02 pm

    "I am so sorry for your loss. Jo (and Mike) were long time friends of my mother and father. She was always so friendly and thoughtful to our family. May the wonderful and happy memories give you comfort during this time of sorrow. God bless."

  • Carol Goodwill - Apr 30th, 2020 6:12 pm

    "Mickey & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with in the passing of your mother. She was a very nice lady. May the special times you shared and memories bring you comfort in the time ahead. God Bless."

  • Mary K Sluiter - May 1st, 2020 2:07 pm

    "Mickey, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember going to your home in the mornings to go to school with you. Your mother always had a bright smile and sparkling eyes no matter how early it was. My sincere condolences to you and all your family."

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