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Phyllis Baranoski

January 1, 1933 — January 21, 2024

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Phyllis Baranoski, age 91 of Plainwell, died on January 21, 2024. She was born January 11, 1933, in Glenwood, Michigan, the daughter of Donald and Alice Colleen (Bair) Anderson. Phyllis attended Glenwood Schoolhouse and Dowagiac High School. She was married to Joseph Baranoski and raised five children. Phyllis was a caring and supportive mother and grandmother. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Phyllis loved Bingo and was active weekly at different Bingo halls. She enjoyed gardening throughout her life and tending to her beautiful flowers. In later years, she liked to spend quiet time reading a good book. Her greatest joy was watching her children grow and later her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family. Her family includes her children: Mike (Deborah) Baranoski, Tom Baranoski, Steve (Eleisha) Baranoski, Teresa Cronkhite, and Mark Baranoski; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Cretsinger; her 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; her 3 sisters, Beverly, Carol, and Maxine; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, her sisters, Donna and Shirley, her brother Max, her son-in-law Dan Cronkhite, and her grandson Tim Cretsinger. 

A memorial service will be held on February 3rd at 1:00 PM, at Northbridge Church, 8824 Douglas Avenue, Kalamazoo.

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