Shirley Partaka, 76 of Ubly and formerly of Brown City, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at McLaren Bay Regional Hospital in Bay City. Shirley was born on June 29, 1936 in Marlette to the late Fred and Martha (Gorsline) Abel. She married Clarence Partaka on June 29, 1974 in Bad Axe, MI. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2009. Shirley loved cooking, cleaning, gardening and spending time in the woods with her grandchildren. She always enjoyed a good party and loved playing euchre. Shirley was “Grandma” to a lot of children in the neighborhood. She truly enjoyed her many outings with her special friend, Casey Mignoni. Shirley is survived by her four children, Patsy Wastell and her husband, David of Maidstone, England, Michael Partaka and his wife, Dawn of Minden City, Teresa Bezemek and her husband, Joe of Brown City, Gail Nash and Randy Lambson of Ubly; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Partaka, one grandson, Nigel Wastell, two brothers, Augustus and Eugene, four sisters, Grace, Nelda, Violet and Beverly. The funeral service for Shirley will be 12 noon, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Rev. Joseph Griffin, pastor of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Freiburg will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Ignatius Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Tuesday from 5:30-9:00 pm and Wednesday from 10:00 am until the service at 12 noon.