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Joyce Darlene Ratz

December 7, 1945 ~ December 7, 2018 (age 73)

Joyce Darlene Ratz, 73, of Harrisville passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at her home.

Joyce was born in Alpena on December 7, 1945 to the late Albert and Ruby (Keathley) Ratz.  She married Claude Buchanan on April 21, 1978.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 2015.  She enjoyed doing crafts and gardening.

Surviving are her children, Kevin Ratz, Keith (Sheri) Ratz, Darlene (Ron) Kuebler; 7 grandchildren, Alaina, Brandon, Daniel, Leigha, Amy, Lisa, Sara; 2 brothers, Henry Ratz, Dennis Ratz; sister-in-law, Kathy Ratz; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony and a brother, Jerome.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and will continue Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Conley officiating.

Inurnment: Hope Cemetery

Memorials: Hope Lutheran Church

Donations may be made to:

Hope Lutheran Church
5462 Nicholson Hill Road, Hubbard Lake MI 49747
Tel: 1-989-727-3206