Victoria "Vicki" J. Halstead

East Tawas, Michigan
October 16, 1930 - July 5, 2018


Tawas United Methodist Church
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM

Service Location

Tawas United Methodist Church


Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Victoria “Vicki” Halstead
Age 87, of East Tawas, Michigan died on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Tawas Manor in East Tawas, Michigan. Vicki was born the daughter of Frank and Rosie (Lozocskitas) Gribowskas on October 16, 1930 in Deckerville, Michigan. She was raised in Imlay City and graduated from Imlay City High School in 1949. On October 15, 1949 Vicki married her best friend, Francis “Bud” Halstead, in Imlay City, Michigan and together they shared 66 years of marriage and raised four children. Vicki worked for Dr. Devendra Sharma for many years and later worked at Windjammer Gifts. She was a member of Tawas United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. Vicki loved cooking, bird watching, working in her garden and was a wonderful seamstress. She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with family and friends. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Vicki is survived by her children; Sam Halstead of East Tawas, Michigan, Vicki Lynn (Bernie) Heethuis of Broomfield, Colorado, and Rex Halstead of Broomfield, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Adam, Sarah, Marlaina, Alex, Gavin, Kristin and Tracy; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. Vicki was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Clint Halstead and 8 brothers and sisters. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Tawas United Methodist Church in Tawas City, Michigan. The family will receive friends at church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Inurnment will follow at the American Legion Cemetery in East Tawas, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Tawas United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared at


Tawas United Methodist Church


American Legion Cemetery ~ East Tawas, Michigan


Rest in peace Victoria (Gribowskas) Halstead. Vickie is a graduate of Imlay City High School, Class of 1949.

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family
— Imlay City Schools Alumni Association, World Wide
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Vicki, I was just in Tawas off the 4th and had asked my sister Eileen Brewer of Vicki as I remember Vicki and Bud and the relationship they had with my mother and father ( Lois and Pete Trafelet), I wish you the best in this time of sadness and know that she is with our Lord.
— Myron Trafelet
Hello there beautiful lady. Love you my special friend. I'm going to miss you very much. You and Bud were my very favorite people I can call my special friends. Thanks for being in my life.
— Karen O'CONNOR

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