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Elseta "Sadie" Predko

March 14, 1920 - May 22, 2016
Muskegon, MI



Thursday, May 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Michael;s Catholic Church
1716 Sixth Street
Muskegon, MI 49441


Thursday, May 26, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
St. Michael's Catholic Church
1716 Sixth Street
Muskegon, MI 49441

Life Story / Obituary


Mrs. Elseta "Sadie" Predko, age 96, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on March 14, 1920 to Peter & Flavia (Siessere) Corradin. Sadie lived in Muskegon County her entire life and attended Green Creek School and North Muskegon High School. Later in life she was able to receive her high school diploma, as during the times of the depression, she was forced to leave school at age 16 and go to work. Sadie married Stanley Predko in 1941 and they were married 65 years at the time of his death in 2006. Mrs. Predko was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, served as past president of the St. Michael’s Rosary Alter Society, St. Michael’s Circle, and St. Michael’s School PTA. She was named Catholic Woman of the Year in 1976 and was a Cub Scout den mother from 1952-1956. Sadie was a tireless volunteer with Mercy Hospital’s RSVP program. She made hundreds of newborn caps for Mercy Hospital and volunteered with the Catholic Central Band Parents and at their fish fry’s. She received a neon sign for her 70th birthday “ Sadie’s Famous Bakery”. Her apple sheet pies and slices were famous at bake sales, family gatherings and other events. She was also a talented seamstress, as Stanley built a camper and she sewed the tent without a pattern. Together they traveled and camped all over the country. Her children and grandchildren were happy to wear her clothing and costume creations. Mrs. Predko made toys and dolls for gifts and donations, was an excellent cook, and was also accomplished in knitting and crocheting. Sadie was very active in the Democratic Party and was a crossing guard for 19 years at Craig School. She retired after Stanley to do some traveling and more volunteering. She visited Italy twice and met and stayed in touch with her Italian cousins. She was tickled to become a “Great Great Grandmother” with five generations to her credit. Sadie was truly an amazing person, both giving and loving and will be greatly missed.


Survivors include four children. Julia (Matt) Kisosondi of Las Vegas, NV; Stephen Predko of Eugene Oregon, Margaret “Peggy” (Rick) Faris of Muskegon and Jean Farnan of Madeira Beach, FL. Five grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) Hall, Matt (Amy) Kisosondi III, Stephen Predko Jr., Jeremy Predko, and Samuel Farnan; Four great grandchildren: Amanda (Jason) Kruzona, Kailey (Adam) Courtade, Dylan Predko and Gino Kisosondi; and two Great Great grandchildren; Khloe and Emmilyn Courtade along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was blessed with a wonderful Godson, Steven Tejchma. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Katherine, her husband Stanley, her sisters Mary Mierendorf and Clara Olejarczyk, her brothers Joseph, George, Peter and James Corradin.


Thursday, May 26, 2016, 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. James VanderLaan officiating. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. MEMORIAL: Donations can be made in Sadie’s name to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation.