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Welcome to the memorial page for

Donald James Benac

October 26, 1933 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 83)

Donald J. Benac, 83, of Alpena entered his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the age of 83.

Donald James Benac was born in Tower, Michigan on October 26, 1933, to the late Ernest and Laura (Oswalt) Benac. He married his high school sweetheart, best friend and love of his life, Joanne H. Gohlke on March 21, 1953. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage. His strong faith and commitment to the word of God were witnessed to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Don was a true gentleman and role model with a never-ending sense of humor.

His love of God and life will be greatly missed by his children, David Benac, Annette Trelfa, LuAnne Benac, and Diane Rash. He was extremely proud and full of love for his grandchildren, Stefanie Minton, Cristina Sayegh, Travis Rash, Ashleigh Kraemer and great grandson, William Kraemer. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Karlene) Benac.

His journey into paradise was preceded by his lifelong soulmate, Joanne on April 3, 2012; son-in-law, Jeff Trelfa; and daughter-in-law, Debra Benac.

Mr. Benac is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m. and continue Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Erickson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice of Michigan

Interment:  Evergreen Cemetery


Charitable donations may be made to:

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church
351 Wilson Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-3443
Web: http://www.immanuelalpena.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
June 15, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Friday
June 16, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
351 Wilson Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
Friday
June 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
351 Wilson Street
Alpena, MI 49707