June Velna Zann, 93, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at Turning Brook.
June Velna Trautmann was born on June 25th, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Bernhardt and Emma (Panknin) Trautmann. Her family moved to Lockwood Street in Alpena where she enjoyed ice skating on Thunder Bay River with her sister, Evelyn. On July 19th, 1947, she married Patrick Zann. Their farm in Cathro became the heartbeat of a vibrant family that grew to five children, 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. June was a member of All Saints Parish.
In her spare time, she was an avid bowler, a crossword puzzle master, and a talented artist. She will be remembered for a clever sense of humor and her mischievous grin. Her life was dedicated to family. Through her example, June showed several generations how to live with quiet integrity and an abundance of kindness. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
She is survived by her five children: Patricia (Daniel) Heythaler of Hawks, Michael Zann of Alpena, Susan Krueger of Alpena, Bonnie Wehrly of Alpena, Sandy (Mark) Voigt of North Carolina; and brother-in-law, Gerald Lancaster of Alpena.
Mrs. Zann was preceded in death by her infant great-grandson, Drayven; infant brother, William; sister, Evelyn Lancaster; and husband, Patrick Zann, on December 7, 2008.
Visitation will take place Sunday at Bannan Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by private funeral service with Rev. Joseph Muszkiewicz officiating. For those unable to attend, a live stream will be available at www.bannanfuneralhome.com.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery
Memorials: Hospice of Michigan