Funeral is Thursday for animal lover Justine Stora

Justine R. Stora, age 89, died Saturday, Aug. 6.

Though Justine lived more years in Wayland than in Grand Rapids, a part of her heart will always be across the river on the west side of town. She always wanted to be everyone’s guardian angel. Justine was a quiet and unassuming woman of great faith. She loved animals.

Justine was a foster parent for many years. She loved making dolls for her nieces; the children were always delighted with Justine’s generosity.

She is survived by her many nieces Mary Wisniewski, Kathryn (Rich) Mentalewicz, Pamela (Mike) Dombrowski, Laurie (Rob) Barcheski; nephews Philip Zwier, Donald Zwier, Steven (Joann) Zwier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril “Chuck” Stora, in 1985; sister, Rosemary Zwier; and parents Stanley Kolenda and Stella (Bernard) Korybalski.

Services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 11, with one hour of visitation prior at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 312 N. Main St., Wayland.

In honor of Justine, memorial contributions may be made to the Allegan Animal Shelter.

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