Virginia “Gina” Wonnacott

Virginia “Gina” Wonnacott, age 94, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her home.  

Gina was born on June 3, 1926, in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the late John Wesley and Illa Beatrice (Johnstone) Sawyers. She was a graduate of the Pickford High School, with the class of 1945. Gina worked as a cook and then a supervisor for the Army Air Force Exchange. She enjoyed life to the fullest, games with the kids, going places with the family, canning for the winter, gardening and flowers. Gina married Earl Wonnacott on September 3, 1945, at Central United Methodist Church in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  

Gina is survived by her children: Willian (Donna) Wonnacott of Dafter, MI, Zandra Johnson of West Valley, UT, Robert (Cindy Stallard- Sitzema) Wonnacott of Petoskey, MI, and Ricky (Judy) Wonnacott Sr. of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; 18 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren 18 step-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren 4 step great-great-grandchild, and 2 fur babies, Toby and Kayla.   Gina is also survived by her siblings: Marilyn Mills of Walled Lake, Illa May Camera of FL, Gary (Laura) Sawyers of Milford, MI, Melvin (Alene) Sawyers, of Wixom Doreen Pietrangelo of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; brother-in-law: Micky Wonnacott of NC, Vernus Kelly of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Maxine Wonnacott of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Gina was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Earl Wonnacott; son: Roger Wonnacott; daughters: Brenda Wonnacott and Janis Wonnacott. Gina is also preceded in death by her siblings: Sally (Bill) Woodgate, Audrey (Frank) Woodgate, Bill (MaryAnn) Sawyers and Ed (Elda) Sawyers; daughter-in-law: Linda Wonnacott: sisters-in-law: Emily Hamilton: son-in-law: Thomas Johnson: brothers-in-law: Nick Pietrangelo, Roger Camera, and Don Mills

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Lockhart officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:30 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens on Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:30 PM.

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