Brigitta Wolf Gornik, born April 28, 1938 in Karkeln, East Prussia, Germany, to Hermann K. Wolf and Johanna L. Wolf. Died September 11th, 2022, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents preceded her in death. Brigitta grew up and was schooled in Vieselbach, and Jena in East Germany. Immigrated to the United States in May of 1956 and became a US Citizen in May of 1965. She married Siegfried A. Gornik on February 27, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were married for 50 years. Her husband preceded her in death on February 5, 2011. She leaves behind her children Anita Klebba (Daniel) and Monica Marcinko (Patrick), Grandchildren Jeremy (Erin), Stephanie (Geoff), Nathan (Ellie), Spencer (Jenna) and Meredith, 1 Great-granddaughter Graysen and a sister Regina Garner.
She received a Degree in drafting in 1955 in East Germany. Worked as an Architectural and Structural Engineering Lady Draftsman for 30 years in the US. Brigitta was a Business Manager at St. John Catholic Church, Bartlesville, OK. Retired January 1999 after 7 years. Member of the Beehive Lacers, Utah. Loved all types of handwork and started learning the art of tatting and bobbin lace in February 1995. She spent her retirement years making and improving her skills of lacemaking, designing, teaching and created 11 books in lace designs and instructions. In later years volunteered knitting baby hats for the Tooele Hospital and adult hats for the homeless. She also loved to bake for Christmas, church bake sales and her Grandchildren. Enjoyed camping with the family, water skiing, snow skiing and world travel with her late husband.
Friends may call on Thursday, September 15th, between 6:00- 8:00 p.m at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m., friends may call at 10:15am before services. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marguerites Catholic Church, 15 South 7th Street, Tooele, Utah, where she was a parishioner and vibrant member of the community for 20 yrs. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, Sandy, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Marguerites School, 15 South 7th Street, Tooele, UT 84074.
Oh Brigita, you taught me so much and you supported the school and parish with your whole heart. May the angels gently guide you to the heart of Jesus. Thank you so much and may you rest well in your new changed life. Please pray for us!