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Christine Delores (Ranger) Kurkerwicz

July 12, 1930 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 88)

Christine Delores Kurkerwicz, 88, of Alpena passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena surrounded by her loving daughters.

Christine Delores Ranger was born July 12, 1930 in Alcona County to the late Nickolas and Helen (Lessard) Ranger. On August 20, 1948, she married Robert Kurkerwicz. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2008. Christine owned and operated Curl-Le-Que Beauty Shop for 30 years. She was an avid reader. Her family was most important to her.

Surviving are her two daughters, Vicki Rouleau of Hillman, Karen Kelsey of Alpena; three grandsons, Sean Kelsey, Jason Rouleau, Eric (Betsy) Rouleau; two great grandsons, Jack & Lucas Rouleau; four sisters, Norma Williams, Helen Skiver, Beatrice Wojnar, Vergiline (Joe) Smith; brother, Don (Erlene) Ranger; sister-in-law, Bonnie Ranger; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kurkerwicz was preceded in death by son-in-law, Gary Rouleau; grandson, Ryan Kelsey; brothers, Dale, Robert, Lloyd Ranger, and Raymond Lessard; two sisters, Margaret Zingaro and infant sister, Mary Ranger.

Visitation will take place on Thursday at Bannan Funeral Home from 12 p.m. until the funeral service at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.

Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials:  All Saints Parish and Elk County Animal Shelter


Donations may be made to:

All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street, Alpena MI 49707

Elk Country Humane Society
11484 Youngs Road, Atlanta MI 49709
Tel: 1-989-785-3738