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Eric Arthur Kanarr

April 1, 1942 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 76)

Eric Arthur Kanarr, 76, of Lachine, went home to his Heavenly Father, Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Eric was born in Alpena on April 1, 1942 to the late Benjamin and June (Hachmuth) Kanarr and married Erdine Klein on August 7, 1965.  He was employed by Alpena Power Company and was a member of Word of Life Baptist Church.  Eric enjoyed spending time in the woods, cutting trees, hunting, journaling, recording family gathering through photos, time with his beloved cat, and loved to be with family.

Surviving are his wife Erdine; 3 daughters, Kristen Johnson, Jennifer and Daniel Hendrick, Kimberly and Chad Reich; 5 granddaughters, Mackenzie Johnson, Chelsea and Wyatt Boboltz, Erika Johnson, Bryanna Reich, Abigail Reich; sister, Martha Maddox and a brother, Daniel and Nancy Kanarr.

Mr. Kanarr was preceded in death by a sister, Judy VanOstenbridge, and his in-laws, Earl and Mary Klein.

Visitation will be at the Bannan Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday at the Word of Life Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Joy officiating.

Interment: Long Rapids Cemetery

Memorials: Word of Life Baptist Church or Sunrise Mission


Donations may be made to:

Word of Life Baptist Church
1900 N. Bagley Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-8019

Sunrise Mission
P.O. Box 493, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-1277