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Julianna Biela

February 1, 1928 – December 4, 2017


BielaJulianna Biela, age 89, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 3:45 a.m. Monday at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She had been in declining health for the past five years.


Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a Scripture Service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. David Burgard. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maybee.


Born February 1, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Dembinski) Cieslinski. Julianna married Eugene C. Biela on October 17, 1951 at St. Josaphat Catholic Church, Detroit. Sadly, he preceded her in death on June 23, 1991. Julianna was a proud homemaker and worked for Michigan Bell Phone Company for a few years in the late 40′s. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church for more than 60 years, V.F.W. 1138 Ladies Auxiliary for more than 40 years and Marine Corps League Auxiliary for more than 40 years. Julianna enjoyed bowling and playing bingo, attending almost every Friday. She was an avid animal lover and donated faithfully to the Monroe County Humane Society. Julianna truly loved spending time with and supporting her grandchildren. Whether it be piano recitals or volleyball games, she was always there cheering them on.


To cherish her memory, Julianna leaves two children, Susan Biela of Monroe and Paul (Constance) Biela of Carleton; three grandchildren: Julie (Michael) Frazer of Monroe, Anna (Andrew) Biela-Robinson of Marshall, Michigan and Amanda Biela of Monroe; and one great-grandchild, Claire Frazer.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one Brother, Joseph Norbert Cieslinski.


Memorial contributions are suggested to the Monroe County Humane Society or Cancer Connection.


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