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Vanessa Nicole Blackwood

December 30, 1981 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 36)

Vanessa Nicole Blackwood, 36, of Alpena passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena following health issues.

Vanessa was born in Warren on December 30, 1981, to Daniel and Sherry (Dover) Blackwood.

Surviving are her daughters, Justine and Jasmine Pennanen; mother and step father, Sherry and Brent Dodge; sister, Shannon Blackwood; brother, Allen Dodge; nephew, Alex Johnson; grandmother, Linda Dover; aunt, Jodi & Dave Ritthaler; cousin, Leona Ritthaler; and father, Daniel Blackwood.

Memorial visitation will take place on Friday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Mayer officiating.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association for Type I Research

Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 105, Bingham Farms MI 48025