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Marie Ann (Wekwert) Walmsley

June 29, 1938 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 81)


Marie Ann Walmsley, 81, of Alpena passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at Medilodge of Alpena. 

Marie Ann Wekwert was born on June 29, 1938, in Alpena to the late Theophil A. and Anna (Smolinski) Wekwert. On August 24, 1968, she married Darvin Walmsley. Marie graduated from Alpena Community College, Central Michigan University, and with her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She worked as a teacher at Alpena Public Schools for 43 years, including Wilson, Bingham, Besser, Thunder Bay Junior High, McPhee, and retired from Ella White in 2001.


Marie was a member of All Saints Parish, a past member of Delta Kapa Gama, Friends of the Library, and Michigan Education Association. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing dominos, western dancing, kayaking, walking, travel, reading, and collecting dolls.


Surviving are her husband, Darv; five siblings, Jerome Wekwert, Betty (Vern) Stoppa, Geri Chase, Larry (Barb) Wekwert, Janice (Jerry) Schultz; 18 loved nieces and nephews, Linda, Paula, Sharon, Vicki, Jason, DeLynn, Eileen, Perry, Kenneth, Mark, Tom, Todd, Rickey, Cheryl, Lee, Craig, Kelly, Stacy, (each of them being her favorite); several great nieces and nephews,.


Mrs. Walmsley was preceded in death by two nephews, Gary and Kevin.


Visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday from 12 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating.


Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery


Memorials:  Hospice of Michigan or All Saints Parish

To send flowers to Marie's family, please visit our floral section.


Funeral Service
September 5, 2019

12:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

September 5, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707


Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280

All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street, Alpena MI 49707