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Welcome to the memorial page for

Patricia A. (Dignan) Kreft

January 28, 1934 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 83)

Patricia A. Kreft, 83, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at home.

Patricia was born on January 28, 1934, to the late William “Jerry” and Audrey M. (Noiles) Dignan in Alpena. On July 3, 1954, she married John A. Kreft, Jr. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2013.

Upon graduation from high school in 1952, Patricia was employed as a legal secretary at the law firm of Carl R. Henry and William F. Knapp for 15 years followed by 29 years with Attorney Richard G. Boyce, retiring in February of 1998. She enjoyed her ladies card clubs and was an avid bridge and pinochle player.

Patricia is survived by two daughters, Susan K. Sherbert of Florence, SC, Nancy S. Wedge of Alpena; 3 granddaughters, Lisa Morrison and Brianne (James) Scott of Florence, SC, Ashley M. (Garry Wright) Wedge of Alpena; grandson, Benjamin J. (Chelsey) Wedge of Arden Hills, MN; 4 great grandsons of South Carolina; one great granddaughter; 2 brothers, her twin, Patrick G. (Theresa) Dignan of Alpena, Richard J. (Helen) Dignan of Verona, WI; sister, Joan M. (Sonny) Chrzan of Alpena; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kreft was preceded in death by her sons-in-law, Bill Wedge and John Sherbert.

Memorial visitation will take place at First Congregational United Church of Christ Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 1 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Paul Lance officiating.  Per her wishes, cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment: First Congregational United Church of Christ Columbarium

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Congregational United Church of Christ
201 S. Second Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-1795



 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
Tuesday
December 26, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
201 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Memorial Service
Tuesday
December 26, 2017

3:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
201 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707