ForeverMissed
David Wolansky Jr.  age 62, of Reed city passed away at Big Rapids Hospital Jan. 12, 2019. After a long courageous  fight with Cancer. He was born April 10, 1956.  David was one of the hardest working men you would ever meet.  He took care of his family no matter how hard times got he still did his best.  Greatest achievements he had in life was being the greatest husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.  He will be forever missed.  

He had a number of jobs over the years but the two that stand out the most is Roma Bakery, and Fairs Savage. He worked even as he went through treatment for the cancer.  He would have worked until the day he passed if he could. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Susan (Ward) Wolansky, mother Joan (Curtis) Wolansky, sisters  Lou Ann (Wolansky) Kestner, Diane (Wolansky) Cassel, Sharon Wolansky.


David is survived by daughters Elizebeth (Bryan) Richard, Linda (Ryan) Merritt, Pamela (Robert)  Hannah, Joan Wolansky. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. 

Posted by Liz Richard on July 4, 2022
Dad well today is the 4th of July. I have missed you so much lately. For the 1st time we did not make any plans to do anything. Sitting here and remembering how fun it was to watch you guys set off fireworks. This life is not the same without you... Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on June 19, 2022
Happy Fathers Day in heaven dad. I miss you so much.. 
Posted by Liz Richard on April 17, 2022
Happy Easter in heaven dad.... Such a long week for me. We have lost so much. You and mom missing out on so much. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on April 10, 2022
Happy Birthday in heaven dad.. I miss you more than any will every know.  I know your in no more pain... Give mom a hug and kiss for me. Miss and love you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on March 13, 2022
Well I made it through the day without crying. As I was hoping I could. Today you guys would have been married 44 years. So nice that yall could spend it together in heaven... I also want to say thank you for the Happy Birthday Message you sent me... Made me cry but I knew you were here. We always get signs from you... wish we got more from mom... love and miss you always dad
Posted by Liz Richard on January 12, 2022
Dad it has been 3 years now. I miss you as much as I did the night you passed away.... We lost Shadow this week and I know he is with you and mom.... I am so glad he is not alone. We miss and love you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on December 31, 2021
Another year down as you would say... I miss you so much... I have been thinking a lot of what you would say to me about stuff... For the most part it works but I still find my self crying.... I am not sure if I will ever be ok without you... You were the only one I could always count on to be there for me.. Happy New Years in heaven dad..... love and miss you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas in heaven dad.... I miss you so much nothing is ever going to be the same. Give mom a hug and kiss from me. Love you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on November 24, 2021
Hey dad I know it has been a little bit. Sorry... I have had you visit me often in my dreams.. Wish mom would as well. Seems as if I can hear her voice but not see her. Well it is the holiday season once again. It has been very hard for me to find a way to keep the family together...  Seems as the only one that wants to be part of anything is Linda.. Gosh how I miss you more everyday.. Sometimes I feel I am forgetting you and others I can not stop crying.... Hope you and mom are having a awesome Thanksgiving in heaven.. I love and miss you always dad...
Posted by Liz Richard on August 28, 2021
Dad today is Owins 3rd Birthday Party. It so sad for me to think you and mom can not be here. It is hard to believe yall have been gone almost 3 years now. Seem just like yesterday I had taken pics with yall and Owin... So wish yall were here you are truely miss everyday. I know you guys are around always. It brings a smile to my face when Owin points at your pics and says papa... He knows who you and mom are. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on July 4, 2021
Hope you are enjoying the fireworks from heaven... These holidays are not the same anymore. With out you and mom. Watching the fireworks is not the same without you helping light them off. I can not explain how much your missed.. Love and miss you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on June 20, 2021
Happy Fathers day in heaven dad... I wish you being gone got easier... Every holiday and just everyday is not the same with out you. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on May 1, 2021
Hey grandpa... I wish i could see you guys... Why did you guys leave?... Its not fair i wasnt ready to say goodbye... I miss you guy so much..... i know you would say lillian stop crying... But i know you miss us to... I just wish i could hug and see you guys again.... I love you guys❤
Posted by Liz Richard on April 10, 2021
Happy 65th Birthday dad. I can not believe this is your 3rd Birthday in Heaven. It has not gotten easier you being gone. I miss you more as the time passes. Life will never be the same with out you. Give mom a hug and kiss for me. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
I know this is a few days late dad. To be honest I have never been so sad in my life. I miss you so much March 13 will never be the same. Will always be a day of so much sadness for me. As it was a wonderful day for you and mom. I will forever remember the good times. But that day will always be filled with such sadness for me. We said goodbye to you and mom on that day. I know you are happy and back together with no more pain. I would be liar if I said I was ok. I am not sure if I will ever be ok again. Miss and love you always.... 
Posted by Liz Richard on January 12, 2021
Dad it is hard to believe today at 9:50 p.m. you have been gone 2 years. I miss you more everyday. Not a day goes by I do not think about you or mom. I know your both in a better place with no more pain. I am not sure this will ever get easier. Although you are no longer here. I know you are around..... I miss and love you always.. Rest easy dad....
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas in heaven dad. This is our 2nd one with out you. I miss you more everyday. This year has been the hardest yet with out you. Not only do we miss having you and mom. But we can not have anyone else over. Due to this COVID issue we can not see the kids. Love and miss you always....
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on December 18, 2020
Hey grandpa.. Idk for sure if it was you or not but i miss you and wish i could hug you... Just got bad news about my husband and now i probably wont be able to see my mom for my birthday or Christmas.... Im so glade you and grandma didnt have to see how it is now... Covid is a bitch... Sorry for the language.. I miss you guys..❤❤❤❤ i wish i could see you.. Hug you tell you guys i love you both ugh..... I miss you guys❤❤
Posted by Liz Richard on December 11, 2020
Dad the last day we had together replays over and over in my head... I knew you were not doing well. I tried not to show my concern. I have thought about the last time we hugged and the last thing you said a thousand times. I know you telling us to go bowling that night was because you knew you were about to pass away. You just did not want me to live with image in my head. I wish with everything we would have stayed. I will forever miss you.  Love you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on October 19, 2020
Dad i miss you more everyday. Watching the home videos we have of you. Sitting here looking at pictures of you make me cry. Being able to see how being sick and loosing mom took a toll on you. I miss everything about you guys. I know your not in anymore pain and you are happy again. Just wish I knew how to be better without you. I love and miss you always.
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on August 24, 2020
Hey grandpa,
Where do i start... I miss you.. And hope your proud... I hope you and granmda are happy.. And you see owin and how big he is.. I miss you everyday❤❤❤❤
Posted by Liz Richard on July 3, 2020
Dad it is just about that time for the fireworks.  July 4th I will forever miss watching you guys light them off. You loved to put on a great show. Never a dull moment.... Miss and love you always. 
Posted by Linda Merritt on June 21, 2020
Happy Father's Day, Dad! Never really cared much about days like today until you're not here and now these days are heartbreaking. Always believed you'd be around forever. I miss you and mom every single day but I know you two have found eachother and are still around protecting and watching over us.
Posted by Liz Richard on June 21, 2020
Happy Fathers day in heaven dad. I wish i could say that it is getting easier without you guys. Its not i am finding it harder the more time passes by... I miss you so much always find my self saying dad would know what to do or say. Love you always
Posted by Liz Richard on April 12, 2020
Happy Easter in heaven dad. Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on April 10, 2020
Today is April 10, 2020 your 64 th Birthday. There is nothing I would want more then to have you here to celebrate with you as we always did.... This year would be different and we would not be able to anyway. We are having a stay home order. Due to a Virus that is spreading a cross the world killing and making people sick. I know that at least you have all our loved ones and mom up there with you. Happy Birthday In Heaven Dad. Miss and love you always... 
Posted by Liz Richard on February 14, 2020
Happy Valentines Day dad. I can not believe it is the 2nd one with out you and mom. Miss and love you always
Posted by Liz Richard on January 12, 2020
Dad a year ago today I was getting ready to go see you. I can not believe you have been gone a year tonight. I miss you so much.. I know your no longer in any pain and your sadness is gone now that you back with mom. There is just a big hole in my heart that I do not think will ever be filled. I love and miss you always. Give mom a hug from me. 
Posted by Liz Richard on December 25, 2019
Well dad this is the 1st year without you here for Christmas. I can not tell you how much I miss you being here. I still can not believe you have been gone for almost a year now. I can say that this holiday season has been so hard on me. Always walking by the things I would have gotten you knowing there is no reason to get them. The one thing that I keep telling my self is how now that your there mom she is not alone. I will always and forever miss you. I hope that you and mom are having a wonderful Christmas with each other and all the other loved ones in Heaven. Love and miss you always....
Posted by Liz Richard on November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving in heaven dad... I can not tell you how much I have missed you the last 10 months. How much Owin has grown... He knows who you are when you say where is great grandpa he points at your pictures. I will make sure he know how much you loved him and how great you were.. Miss and love you always dad
Posted by Liz Richard on June 16, 2019
Happy Fathers days in heaven dad. I know you and mom are sharing your special day together. Love and miss you always...
Posted by Liz Richard on April 21, 2019
Happy Easter in heaven dad. Miss you terribly love you always. Again give everyone hugs from me
Posted by Liz Richard on April 17, 2019
Well dad no more then get over the 1st bithday with out you. We have lost grandpa and stacy. I am not sure how much I can take that this point. Mom, you, grandpa, and stacy all in a matter of 7 months.. I miss you so much please hold everyone up there with you tight and give them hugs from us. Love you always..
Posted by Lillian Guthrie on April 11, 2019
Grandpa, yesterday was your 63rd birthday... And you where not here for us to selibrate with you.... I hope you had a great first birthday up in heaven with grandma your mom aunt Diane and everyone else that was waiting to see you again... If heaven was not so far away me and owin would have come and gave you hugs and told you how much we miss you❤ I love you grandpa I miss you

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Posted by Liz Richard on July 4, 2022
Dad well today is the 4th of July. I have missed you so much lately. For the 1st time we did not make any plans to do anything. Sitting here and remembering how fun it was to watch you guys set off fireworks. This life is not the same without you... Love and miss you always.
Posted by Liz Richard on June 19, 2022
Happy Fathers Day in heaven dad. I miss you so much.. 
Posted by Liz Richard on April 17, 2022
Happy Easter in heaven dad.... Such a long week for me. We have lost so much. You and mom missing out on so much. Love and miss you always.
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Playing War...

Shared by Liz Richard on March 18, 2021
When we were little we always went to this park in Wacousta on Sundays. It was our family day we would do different things. But the park was one of my favorite places to go.  There was this huge hill and in the back of the hill were woods.  We would all play War aka Hide n seek..  We would split up into teams.  Most of the time we would not find dad.  I remember one time he laid down and put leaves all over him self and we walk right over him.  He laughed at us when he finally came out.  The time mom ripped her pants off going down the hill.  
This park also has a stream that was right next to it.  We could walk right out to the center water was not to deep.  We would swim, fish, and play in the water.  There was even a rope swing down back in the woods we could swing off into the deep center.  So many memories from that park.  Dad would always tell us about the farm he lived on around there.  Oh how the memories make me smile...  

The day I will never forget

Shared by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
It was early Nov 2010.  It was about 7:30 am there was knocking at the door.. As I opened it my dad was standing there with tears in his eyes.  What is wrong dad?  He said your mom is in the hospital. I need you to go up there and sit with her until I can get ahold of work and let them know I will not be in.  I should tell you mom has lost her memory.  So do not be surprised if she does not know who you are.  In shock I got dressed and went up there.  As I got to the door of her room I saw her looking around confused.  
As she look at me she said who are you???  What are you doing here? I said its me mom Liz.  I will never forget the heart ache I felt that morning.... My own mom did not know who I was.....  My mom would never be the same.  She had been lost forever....

My Birthday

Shared by Liz Richard on March 16, 2021
When I was a kid my birthday was just another day.  I can not remember having any big party and what not.  Although there is one thing that would happen every year... 
Dad work for Roma Bakery he would deliver all the breads and stuff to the stores.  Dad would pick me up early on my birthday and I would ride with him on his route.  No matter what place we went to I got a treat because it was my birthday.  Oh that was the best time I got to have time with dad by my self.  We would go all over the place and dad would drop me off at school just in time for the bell.  The one day a year dad made me feel so special.  He would always bring a Rum cake home from work with him.  Oh how I felt so special to get such a beautiful yummy cake.  Those are the memories I hold close to my heart...  When ever I miss dad I think of all the good times we had...