Mrs. Stella “Stephanie” Francis Micklash, 98 of Parisville, passed away Thursday evening February 14, 2013 with her family by her side at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe after a short illness. Stella was born July 3, 1914 in Detroit to the late Ignatz and Julia (Kandol) Buczek. She married Peter L. Micklash Jr. on June 9, 1934 at St. Mary Catholic Church on Nine Mile in Pinconning. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1983. Stella attended a country school. She farmed with her husband most of her life. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville and was a member of the polish choir and the St. Mary Rosary Sodality. Stella was also a member of the League of Catholic Women. She was a member of both the Bad Axe and Ubly Senior Citizens. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, polka music and visiting the casinos. Stella is survived by four daughters, Beatrice Baranski of Clinton Twp., Margaret Tyll and her husband, Ronald of Ubly, Mary Ann Prill and her husband, Maynard of Lapeer, Elaine Knight of Ontario, Canada; one son, David Micklash of Ubly; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; one sister, Lottie Koth and her husband, Edward of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Stanley Buczek and his wife, Barbara of Bently, Mich. Stella was preceded in death by six sisters, Ann Lewis, Mary Buczek, Frances Przepiora, infants, Josephine, Sophie and Jenny; three brothers, Walter and Joseph Buczek and infant John; one son-in-law, Andy Baranski. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Monday, February 18 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Stella’s grandson, Fr. Mark Prill, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Sunday from 2-9 pm and Monday from 9-10 am. There will be a rosary Sunday evening at 4 pm by the St. Mary Rosary Sodality. Memorials have been requested to the Family Discretionary Fund.