John “Jack” Arthur Szczukowski, 94, of Alpena passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at home.
John was born on September 16, 1927, in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Harry and Gladys (Carlson) Szczukowski. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On June 23, 1951, he married Alice Skiba. She preceded him in death on December 29, 1968. He later married Sally (Blackburn) Datema on May 26, 1979. Jack owned and operated Harry’s Oil with his brother Larry. He was a member of Alpena VFW Post 2496 and Trails End Camp. Jack enjoyed fishing brook trout, hunting, watching golf and football, and was an avid reader.
Surviving are his wife, Sally; ten children, Kathy (Phil) Dickinson, Harry Szczukowski, Michael Szczukowski, Carol (Doug) Hayes, Amy (Steve) Kent, Michael Datema, Mary Jo Datema, Laurie (Chris) Radcliffe, Craig (Lisa) Datema, Scott (Shannon) Datema; 23 grandchildren, TJ (Erin) Dickinson, Jamie (Kyle) Sheffler, Jenny (Matt) Medema, Caitlyn (Ton) Lapuz, Alan Szczukowski, Alexis Szczukowski, Elizabeth Szczukowski, Lindsay Hayes, Lauren (Mike) King, Lexie (Erik) Thomas, Spencer Hayes, Bradley Kent, Mackenzie Kent, Samantha Kent, Michael (Jamie) Datema, Tiffany (Dave) Bianco, Nicole (Jonathan) Cermak, Brittin (Adam) Schumaker, Ryan (Corissa) Radcliffe, Erik Datema, Meghan Datema, Spencer Datema, Sarah Datema; 22 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ann Szczukowski; several nieces and nephews; and their puppy, Abby.
Mr. Szczukowski was preceded in death by his son, Jack Datema; granddaughter, Rhonda Jaskolski; great grandson, Tyler Szczukowski; great grandchildren, Collin Medema, Ellory Medema; sister, Marvis Sykes; and brother, Larry Szczukowski.
A private family graveside service will take place. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Inurnment: Holy Cross Cemetery
Memorials: Huron Humane Society or Charity of Choice