Linda Kay Tacia, 79, formerly of Spruce, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 in Rochester Hills surrounded by her loving family.
Linda Kay Aube was born November 29, 1940, to the late George and Kathryn (Noble) Aube in Spruce, Michigan. The oldest of eight children, she was raised there and attended Alpena Catholic Central High School. She went on to pursue her degree in nursing at St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Saginaw. On September 1, 1962, she married the love of her life, David Tacia, in Ossineke. She lived and worked in many places throughout Michigan, but she spent most of her career in Big Rapids, acting as head nurse and later nursing supervisor at Mecosta County General Hospital. She worked as a registered nurse for over 40 years and was respected as a colleague and beloved as a friend by many throughout her long career. While working full time, she always made time to attend her children and grandchildren’s many activities and was their ultimate cheerleader and fan. She enjoyed playing volleyball and bowling with friends. She loved music, singing, flowers and family. She retired to her home on Hubbard Lake, where she spent many years enjoying the lake, her family (including her grandchildren), and her flowers.
She rejoins her beloved husband, David Tacia, who preceded her in death after 52 years of marriage. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Tod) Rawling of Rochester Hills, and Karen (Rob) Anderson of Potterville, three sons, Peter (Victoria) Tacia of Alma, John (Nancy Stanley) Tacia of Chicago, IL and Matthew (Lynn) Tacia of Clarkston, ten grandchildren, Alyssa (Kevin) Luce, David (Michael Cross) Tacia, Abigail Rawling, Benjamin Tacia, Kirstin Anderson, Justin Anderson, Lauren Anderson, Logan, Nolan and Regan Tacia, six sisters, Ann (Art) Leeseberg, Janet (Warren) Swartzinski, Joan Fifelski, Nancy (Jeff) Menger, Marcia Aube and Carol Aube, and one brother, William (Carol) Aube, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Chris Fifelski and James Ratz,
Memorial visitation will take place Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Catherine Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tyler Bischoff officiating. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home, Alpena.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to: Friends of the Nurses’ Health Study c/o Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital 181 Longwood Avenue
Room 350, Boston, MA 02115-5804 or Hospice of Michigan