Beatrice Kairaitis, 84 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 in the University of Toledo Medical Center. The daughter of Jonas and Marija (Marksaitis) Simkus she was born December 17, 1937 in Lithuania, coming to America through Ellis Island on a steam ship in 1949.
An x-ray technician, she had also worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, and later becoming a stay-at-home mother. Beatrice loved the Lord and was rich in spirit. She loved spending time with her family and her feline friend, Sylvester who she loved very much. She enjoyed baking, cooking, entertaining, and crocheting. Beatrice was a UT and Michigan football fan.
A loving wife, mother, and grandma she will be missed and is survived by her daughter, Lisa Vineyard; grandchildren, Chris (Amanda), Brenda (Cristino); brothers, John and Arnold; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Henry.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI. Where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Whiteford Union Cemetery.
The family extends a special thank you to everyone at UTMC, Regency Hospital, and Spring Meadows Rehabilitation Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter.