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Welcome to the memorial page for

Theresa Mary (Nerkowski) Ristau

September 17, 1927 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 89)

Theresa Mary Ristau, 89, of Alpena passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Turning Brook.

Theresa Mary Nerkowski was born at home in Alpena, on September 17, 1927, to the late Michael and Hedwig (Wekwert) Nerkowski. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School where she learned the Polish language and graduated from St. Bernard's High School. She was a life long resident of Alpena.  On August 9, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Alpena, she married Anthony (Tony) Ristau. They celebrated 64 yrs. of marriage. Anthony preceded her in death on January 10, 2013.  Theresa was a loving mother and grandmother and devoted her life to her husband, family and friends.

Surviving are her 4 children, Carol (Ristau) and Carl Silver, Kenny (Deanne) Ristau, Janet (Ristau) and Thomas Carson, Terry Ristau and (fiance') John Schroeder; 3 grandchildren Nichole (Ristau) and Derek Burnett, Kyle Carson, Jacob Carson, brother Raymond (Carol) Norkowski, her Aunt Terese Wekwert, sisters-in-law Helen Lusk and Betty Ristau, and many nieces and nephews.

A member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Moose Lodge, and Eagles Club #1241 serving as a long time member and trustee. She was also a volunteer grandma at Alpena Public Schools.  Theresa enjoyed long scenic rides, bird watching, bingo, casino slots, playing cards, shuffleboard, listening and dancing to Polish music, traveling across the United States, and camping with her family and friends.  Theresa will be greatly missed by all of those that knew her, but will live on in all of our hearts.

Mrs. Ristau is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will take place Wednesday, June 7th from 3-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue Thursday, June 8th at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.

Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: All Saints Catholic Schools or Hospice of Michigan

A sincere thank you for all the loving care provided by the staff of Turning Brook Alpena, Hospice of Michigan, Wellspring Lutheran Services, Tendercare of Alpena, Alpena Senior Citizen Center and the many friends that supported Theresa during her illness.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
June 7, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Prayer Service
Wednesday
June 7, 2017

7:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Thursday
June 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish
120 E. Miller
Alpena, MI 49707

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
June 8, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish
120 E. Miller
Alpena, MI 49707