Theodore "Ted" Nalazek

February 28, 1942 - February 18, 2021
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Theodore Nalazek
Saginaw Twp., Michigan

Beloved father, grandfather and brother passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at his home. Age 78 years. The son of the late William and Margaret (Bednarek) Nalazek, Ted was born on February 28, 1942 in Bay City, Michigan. He married the love of his life, Michelle Singer, on May 22, 1965. She predeceased him on May 23, 2019. After high school, Ted spent his entire career, 40 plus years, in the automotive industry primarily as a Pattern Maker for General Motors. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Ted’s whole life was focused around spending time with his family. All of his hobbies, going to drag races, air shows, building model cars, artwork, were spent with his children and grandchildren. He also liked to watch, football and was a “couch coach” for the Redwings. Ted had a love for monitoring the weather, meteorology and watching the Weather Channel.

Surviving are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Kevin Nalazek and his fiancée Debbie DeWolf, Saginaw; Chris Nalazek and Heather Baade-Nalazek, Saginaw; Teressa and Daniel Meldrum, Saginaw; five cherished grandchildren, Kazmira, Sevrin, Sakarah, Chelsea and Nicholas; one sister, Mary (Paul) Jezowski, Bay City; many nieces and nephews. Ted was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Jake (Lois) Nalazek.

Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State Street. Rev. Fr. Richard Bokinskie will officiate. Honoring Mr. Nalazek’s wishes cremation will follow. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, the limitations of number gathered, mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, a special place to the Nalazek Family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd.
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Posted at 05:31pm
With love and hugs, your Cole Vet family
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Margaret Stemmler

Posted at 09:11am
My sincere condolences to Mary Ann, and Ted’s children & families. Ted’s mother, Margie, was my mother’s sister (Cecilia), and Margie is my namesake. I remember spending time at their house and “Teddy” & Jake taking Mary and me for rides in their awesome convertible to the A&W for root beers. It was a lasting and dear memory, as is his ready smile. I am sorry that I am unable to attend the service. My heart will be with you all.

Tom Burnham

Posted at 02:38pm
Mary and family,
I am sorry for your loss.
Cherish your memories.
Tom Burnham


Posted at 01:27pm
Favorite memories of Dad when I was little. Putting puzzles together, playing card and board games,coloring in my coloring books, going to Rock and mineral shows, going to air shows, parking by the airport to watch planes taking off and landing. I remember to smells as he set up the fireplace, cooked in the kitchen, cut and prepared our real Christmas trees ( even though he was allergic). Speaking of allergic , he was allergic to cats. But he still took me to pick one out. He put up with my collection of captured frogs in his old aquariums in the garage. He helped me catch flies to feed the praying mantises we kept in more aquariums. Lots of aquarius, he loved fish keeping. Not big fish, but small schooling fish. He bought a custom tank, 6 foot long 100gallon and built a stand for it that could hold an elephant. Hundreds of aquarum accessories as he like to change things up for Holliday's or just because. Probably good enrichment for those fish! Dad certainly kept us kids enriched. The boys were in sports, watched sports, went to drag racing and build model cars. He helped them design cars to race using bottle rocket engines. Designed these engines at work as a pattern maker for GM. Just so the guys could have some fun. He took me to art class. He framed and hung up all my canvases (not all deserving a display). He took me grocery shopping and didn't fuss when I picked out all the junk food. He built me a rather large easel for one of my school painting projects.
So many memories, they all keep flooding in one big jumble.

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