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Genevieve Werda

August 8, 1929 — August 6, 2021

Genevieve Werda

Genevieve Werda, 91, of Alpena passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, at Sally’s Care Home.

Genevieve Pazik was born on August 8, 1929, to the late  Frank and Clara (Gerszewski) Pazik and married Leonard Werda on August 16, 1947.  He preceded her in death on March 8, 2011.  She enjoyed going to garage sales, thrift store deals, making Polish meals for her family and spending time at the hunting camp with family.

Surviving are 2 children, Diana (Patrick) Gallagher, Leonard (Shirley) Werda; six grandchildren, Dawn (Lee) McDonald, Dale (Cora) Kaiser, Cory (Lisa) Gallagher, Ryan (Danielle Gibson) Gallagher, Christie Werda, Carrie (Corey) Standen; five great grandchildren, Dan (Stacey) Roznowski, Logan Glennie, Hunter (Adrianna Gumtow) Lowe, Makayla (Lee Babcock) Standen, Cordel Standen; great-great granddaughter, Avery; daughter-in-law, Kathie Werda; and sister-in-law, Shirley Pazik.

Mrs. Werda was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Steven; two brothers, Frank and Roger Pazik.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Lingaur officiating.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or Second Chance Animal Shelter

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