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Herbert Alfred Ratz

September 25, 1928 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Herbert Alfred Ratz, 91, of Hubbard Lake passed away Friday, January 3, 2020.

Herbert was born on September 25, 1928 in Alpena County to the late Henry and Florence (Buchler) Ratz.  On February 15, 1947, he married Doris Dietz. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2007.  He engaged in farming his whole life and drove school bus for 32 years for Alpena Public Schools.  Herb enjoyed hunting, fishing and his numerous trips to Canada with family and friends.

Surviving are his 6 children: Carol (Melvin) Miller, Tom (Linda) Ratz, Allen (Connie) Ratz, Jim (Peggy) Ratz, Vickie (Pete) Rondeau, Mike (Kelly) Ratz; 22 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Ratz was preceded in death by an infant sister, Helen; a brother, Albert Ratz and a sister, Margaret Kowalski.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arnie Kirschner officiating.

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 7, 2020

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Plaza, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/