Nancy Talaga

Birth: June 18th, 1937
Death: May 17th, 2017
Age: 79 years
Residence:Bay City

Nancy Rose Talaga, age 79 years, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at McLaren-Bay Region surrounded by her family.  She was born to the late Charles and Eleanor (LaForge) Hebner on June 18, 1937 in Bay City.  Nancy graduated from St. Joseph High School Class of 1955.  She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church), its Rosary-Altar Society, enjoyed participating in the church choir and hand bell choir for 40 years. Nancy loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

On August 27, 1960, Nancy married Ronald Talaga.  He survives her along with their four children:  Cheryl (John) Baker of Freeland, Jeffrey (Beth) Talaga of Freeland, Chris Talaga of Mattawan, MI., and Bryan (Whitney) Talaga of Lake Orion, MI.;  nine grandchildren: Emily, Caleb and Anna Baker, Caroline and Samuel Talaga, Cooper Talaga, Charlie, Phoebe and Piper Talaga; brother: Blake (Connie) Hebner of Essexville; several nieces, nephews, godchildren and special friends.

Nancy dedicated her life to GIVING, through her kindness and loving generosity to anyone who crossed her path.  She loved unconditionally, and lived her life with an unwavering faith in God.  Her level of kindness, is the kind that taught the rest of us valuable lessons in life about compassion and giving back to this world in any way possible.  Nancy had a God giving talent of striking up conversations with anyone in her presence.  She always aimed to make others around her feel more comfortable and important.  Nancy loved her family with all her heart and soul.  There was nothing she would not do for her husband, children, or grandchildren.  When asked, she would always rise to the occasion.  She had a special and unique place in her heart for each of her grandchildren and focused on each of their daily lives and activities.  Nancy enjoyed relaxing with prayer, visiting with friends and neighbors, reading, playing the piano, singing, cooking, and conquering the daily paper crossword puzzles.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church), 1503 Kosciuszko Avenue, Bay City, MI.  Nancy will lie in state in church Monday after 9:00 AM.  Rev. Richard M. Filary will preside and Rite of Committal will follow at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Visiting hours are Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 8:00 PM with praying of the Rosary at 2:00 PM and the Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be directed to “wishes of the family”.  For on-line sentiments:


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