Maia Frances Talsma
10/21/1942 - 12/08/2020
Obituary For Maia Frances Talsma
Maia Frances Talsma, age 78, passed away at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 21, 1942 to Salvator and Maia “Rose” (Kear) Fingello. She grew up and attended school in Chicago, but her family later moved to Michigan. Maia married Andrew Talsma in 1973 and they shared 47 years of marriage before her passing. She will be remembered for her passion for cooking, her love of crocheting for everyone and her various crafts that kept her busy and that everyone enjoyed.
Maia is survived, and will be lovingly remembered, by her husband, Andrew; her son, Keith Kostelnik (Lynne); her daughter, Lisa Kostelnik; her stepchildren, Dan (Janice) Talsma, Cindy and Mary; grandchildren, AJ, Alex, Devin, Alyssa, Andrea (Johnny), TJ (Sara), Heather (Michael), and Marky; great grandchildren, Quinn, Carsen, Declan and Vera; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Maia was preceded in death by her parents and her son, John M. Kostelnik, III; her sisters, Mary and George Wright, Rose and Brunno Sikorski, Fran and Don Kox.
Services for Maia will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00AM at Fairplains Cemetery in Sparta. Family will gather and meet visitors at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home beginning at 10:00AM before the time of the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Maia may do so to the Children with Special Needs Fund (CSN Fund) by visiting www.michigan.gov/csnfund/.
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