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Welcome to the memorial page for

Adeline Mildred (Ratz) Francis

June 4, 1937 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 80)

The Piano Brothers

Adeline Mildred Francis, 80, of Alpena passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at home.

Adeline Ratz was born June 4, 1937, in Alpena to the late Frederick and Martha (Feldt) Ratz. On September 8, 1956, she married Donald Francis. Adeline and her husband along with Richard “Buck” and Beverly Francis owned and operated Francis Service Station in Ossineke, retiring in 2002. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, Donald; 3 children, Jill (David) Greene, Donald  (Amber Whitgreave) Francis, Jr., Christopher Francis; sister-in-law, Phyllis Ratz; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Francis was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Gertrude Gantz, Rudolph Ratz, Frederick Ratz, and Hattie Marquardt.

Memorial visitation will take place at Hope Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 12 noon with Rev. Randy Conley officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment:  Salem Cemetery

Memorials:  Hospice of Michigan or Hope Memorial Fund


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hope Lutheran Church
5462 W. Nicholson Hill Road, Hubbard Lake MI 49747
Tel: 1-989-727-3206

Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280



 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Tuesday
August 22, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hope Lutheran Church
5462 Nicholson Hill Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747

Memorial Service
Tuesday
August 22, 2017

12:00 PM
Hope Lutheran Church
5462 Nicholson Hill Road
Hubbard Lake, MI 49747