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Julia Mary Macek

April 06, 1930 - February 08, 2021



Julia Mary Macek of Harrietta passed away on February 8, 2021 at her home. She was 90.Julia was born April 6, 1930 in Boon, Michigan to Louis and Frances (Pinter) Lipar and they preceded her in death.

She graduated from Mesick High School in 1949. Julia met Ralph Macek, who was on a hunting trip to Harrietta. They married in 1949. They then moved to Cleveland and lived there for 38 years. During this time, Julia was a housewife, raising her 3 children. In the late 60s, Julia joined the workforce like many women during that time.

In 1986 Julia and Ralph returned to the homestead in Harrietta, where she was raised with the memories of cows in the barns and fields. She was a very active member of the community – serving on the village council for a number of years and active in the Harrietta Woman’s Club. She was a long time member of St. Ann Church in Cadillac.

Mrs. Macek is survived by her children, Michael (Jeri Shuler) Macek of Kalamazoo and Karen (Robert) Walsh of North Royalton, Ohio; son-in-law Dennis Corona (Linda) of Medina, Ohio; granddaughter, Angela (Jason) Park and great- grandsons, Jayden and Jaxstin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on September 27, 2016; a daughter Linda Corona on January 19, 2021; grandson Michael Macek and her 12 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at a later date and her final resting place will be Mount Carmel Cemetery in Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Barb Lazar - Feb 13th, 2021 12:15 pm

    "I was saddened to hear about your passing, Paula and i will miss you dearly. I remember talking to you about Slovenia and how both our family’s came from there and how many other family’s in Harrietta were from there. You will be missed by us and the whole Harrietta community. RIP."

  • Elsie Randall - Feb 16th, 2021 5:01 pm

    "Oh, Julia, I came to this page to check on another, and find your sweet face and the sad news of your passing. So good you were to phone me the morning of Caroline's passing, I little dreamed your own would follow so shortly. The whole Lipar family was my family, too, I spent so much of my childhood with you alland cherished the goodness shown to me always. You were the last of that generation and we rest now that the circle is again complete. God;s blessing and comfort to all who loved and will miss you. "

  • Amy Kerzich - Feb 20th, 2021 3:43 pm

    "So sorry to hear of Julia Macek’s passing. The Lipars were such a talented, beautiful Slovenian Harrietta family. I feel privileged to have known Julia and the rest of her wonderful brothers and sisters. "

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