MOUNTAIN — Nora Margaret Wojciechowski (née Jacobs), 72, of Royal Oak and
Iron River, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Aspirus Hospital in
She was born April 15, 1946, in Iron River, daughter of the late Nicholas
and Kathryn (Swift) Jacobs and granddaughter of the late Jacob and Nora
Jacobs of Crystal Falls.
Nora grew up in Iron River and graduated from Iron River High School,
Class of 1964. She went on to attend Northern Michigan University where
she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and later her Master of Arts in
Nora married Ron Wojciechowski on Aug. 9, 1969, in Iron River. She taught
high school in Highland Park from 1969 until she retired in 1995.
Throughout her career, Nora was a sponsor for the National Honor Society
and a science department head. She also worked with her colleagues across
the state to pioneer a remote learning curriculum, using advanced
technology to engage students across multiple classrooms in cooperative
Nora was an active member of St. Mark Orthodox Church in Rochester Hills,
and St. Mary Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain. She was a leader in the
Orthodox Christian Women’s Association of Southeast Michigan.
Nora chaired the St. Mark Prayer Shawl and Prosphora Ministries to ensure
community support. Her giving spirit also drove her to deliver for Meals
on Wheels weekly for decades. She enjoyed the deep bond she developed with
was a master gardener and she was proud of the work she did with the
community gardens in Royal Oak. She bonded deeply and easily with almost
everybody she met. She cared more than most for so many.
Nora is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ron; one daughter,
Helen (Matthew) Sernett of Seattle and their daughter, Wade Nora Sernett;
one sister, Kaye Rosa (Ken) Lowe of Aurora, Ohio; two nieces, Kathy
(Frank) Mahoney and their daughter, Caitlin of Ann Arbor, and Julie (Marc)
Ziehm of Rochester Hills; one nephew, Michael Wojciechowski of Commerce
Township, Mich.; many cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, Nora was preceded in death by one niece, Laura
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral
Home in Iron Mountain. Trisagion Prayers will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24 at St. Mary
Orthodox Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Mark Hagan will officiate.
Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Crystal Falls.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Nora or leave a condolence for
her family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor
Nora’s legacy of life.
Obituary of Nora Margaret Wojciechowsk