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Mildred Ann "Micky" (Ladiski) Chapko

September 21, 1934 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 86)


     Mildred Ann "Micky" Chapko, age 86, of Elsie, MI, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Bannister, MI, on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.  Rev. Fr. David Jenuwine will be celebrating.  Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.  The Mass will be live streamed and available to view on the Smith Family Funeral Homes' Facebook page.

     Micky was born in St. Johns, MI on September 21, 1934, the daughter of Victor and Augusta (Dogan) Ladiski. She lived her life in the Elsie area and attended Elsie Public Schools.

     On November 3, 1951, Micky married Frank Joe Chapko at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Bannister, MI. After 61 years of marriage, Frank passed away on April 2, 2013.  On May 30, 2015, she married Charles "Charlie" Chapko, Sr.  He passed away on January 1, 2018.

     Micky was a selfless, caring person always seeking to make everyone happy. She enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing, and gardening. She spent many hours sitting by her pond and visiting with family and friends. She liked to dance and listen to Polka music. The most important thing in Micky's life was her family and spending time with them. She loved to prepare family feasts. Her family will treasure the special quilts and afghans she made for them.

     Micky's faith was very important to her and she prayed the Rosary daily. She was a lifetime member of St. Cyril's Catholic Church.

     Micky is survived by 5 daughters: Elaine (Jon) Bartholic of Ovid, MI, Marcia (Ken) Pangborn of Ashley, MI, Lori (Jim) Porubsky of Bannister, MI, Michelle (Will) Ford of Central Lake, MI, and Tamara Bodine-Wilson of Caledonia, MI; 4 sons: John (Lisa) Chapko of Elsie, MI, Frank (Yolanda) Chapko of Bannister, MI, Jeff (Camie) Chapko of Elsie, MI, and Tim (Tammy) Chapko of Jackson, GA; 28 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren. She is also survived by step children: Christine (Dwight) Boak of St. Johns, MI, Charles (Carrie Ann) Chapko of St. Johns, MI step son-in-law Richard Villarreal of St. Johns, MI; 5 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, sister and best friend Mary Cerny, and many nieces and nephews.  Micky was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Frank, second husband Charlie, son-in-law Chris Brown, grandson Creigh Bisson, infant great grandson Silas Chapko, step daughter Lisa Villarreal and siblings: Betty Loznak, John Ladiski, Pete Ladiski, Frank Ladiski, and Paul Ladiski.

     Memorials may be made to WOES Polka Palace or St. Cyril's Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
April 29, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

April 29, 2021

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Mass of Christian Burial
April 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Cyril's Catholic Church
517 E. Main
Bannister, MI 48807


WOES Radio Station
8989 E. Colony Road, Elsie MI 48831
Tel: 1-989-834-2275

St. Cyril's Catholic Church
Bannister MI 48807

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