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Nora Margaret
Wojciechowski (Jacobs)

April 15, 1946 – October 18, 2018

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— Jacobs Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of Mrs. Woj. Today I told my students about this incredible woman and how she helped to make me a better..."
— Dara Johnson Brevard
"Mrs. Woj ( as she was affectionately called by all her students) was a masterful science teacher and to this day, a very strong motivation..."
— Leslie D. Kilgore, HPHS c/o 1991 ( and Mrs. Woj's favorite student :>)
"My sincere condolences. Mrs. Wojciechowski was one of my best teachers."
— Tarena Ruff - HPHS class of 1992
"With fond memories and Christ's Love"
— Ann McKellar
"May God Bless this beautiful spirit who will be greatly rewarded for pouring with such devotion into the lives of the children who were..."
— Millicent McClary HPCHS c/o 1984
"Nora's vibrant spirit has always been with us, it remains as part of her legacy. We are all diminished by her loss. "
— Gary & Susan Karaszewski
"Remembrance with much love. May her memory be eternal."
— James Bouse
"I admired Mrs. Woj’s love of family, nature and her church. She certainly inspired a multitude of “kids” to further their education...."
— Kay M. Knight
"May Nora rest in the peace of Christ. Sending prayers for her and her family."
— With love snd prayers from Pat Podwysocki
"Sending prayers for peace to the family and light to carry on during this difficult time ✨ with ❤️"
— Teal Marchande Former HPHS student class of 82’

Obituary for Nora Margaret Wojciechowski (Jacobs)

Iron Mountain-Nora Margaret Wojciechowski, née Jacobs, 72, of Royal Oak and Iron River, Mich., passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Aspirus Hospital, Iron River, Mich.

She was born April 15, 1946, in Iron River, daughter of the late Nicholas and Kathryn (Swift) Jacobs and granddaughter of the late Jacob and Nora Jacobs of Crystal Falls, Mich. Nora grew up in Iron River and graduated from Iron River High School, class of 1964. She went on to attend Northern Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and later her Master of Arts in Teaching. Nora married Ron Wojciechowski on August 9, 1969, in Iron River. She taught high school in Highland Park, Mich. from 1969 until she retired in 1995. Throughout her career, Nora was a sponsor for the National Honor Society and a Science Department Head. She also worked with her colleagues across the state to pioneer a remote learning curriculum, using advanced technology to engage students across multiple classrooms in cooperative learning.

Nora was an active member of St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, Rochester Hills, Mich. and St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Iron Mountain, Mich. She was a leader in the Orthodox Christian Women’s Association of Southeast Michigan. Nora chaired the St. Mark’s Prayer Shawl and Prosphora Ministries to ensure community support. Her giving spirit also drove her to deliver meals on wheels weekly for decades. She enjoyed the deep bond she developed with her clients. Nora was a master gardener and she was proud of the work she did with the Community Gardens in Royal Oak. She bonded deeply and easily with almost everybody she met. She cared more than most for so many.

Nora is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ron; one daughter, Helen (Matthew) Sernett, Seattle, Wash. and their daughter, Wade Nora Sernett; one sister, Kaye Rosa (Ken) Lowe, Aurora, Ohio; two nieces, Kathy (Frank) Mahoney and their daughter, Caitlin, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Julie (Marc) Ziehm, Rochester Hills, Mich.; one nephew, Michael Wojciechowski, Commerce Township, Mich.; many cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, Nora was preceded in death by one niece, Laura Livingston.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich. Trisagion Prayers will be recited Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary Orthodox Church, Iron Mountain, Mich. Fr. Mark Hagan will officiate. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Crystal Falls, Mich.

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When Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Jacobs Funeral Home
1025 Carpenter Avenue
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Service Information

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 12:00pm
Fr. Mark Hagan
St. Mary Orthodox Church
Iron Mountain, MI

Interment Information

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Western Location
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
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