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Blanche Dorothy Jozwiak

August 6, 1935 — May 25, 2024

Alpena

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Blanche Dorothy Jozwiak, 88, of Alpena, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her children on May 25, 2024. She was born on August 6, 1935 to the late Agabitan “Cap” and Helen (Kaszubowski) Suszek, in Alpena, Michigan.

On July 25, 1953 Blanche married the love of her life Albin Jozwiak at St. Mary Catholic Church. Blanche dedicated many years of her life as a health aide, showcasing her unwavering commitment to caring for others. However, it was her love for gardening and flowers that truly defined her essence. Through her green thumb and boundless passion for gardening, she blossomed into a well-known figure in the community as "Alpena's Flower Lady." Her vibrant spirit will forever be intertwined with the colorful blooms she nurtured.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Blanche's hobbies extended to sewing and crocheting. She poured her creativity into crafting numerous items, including barbie dolls and afghans, which she generously donated to those in need.

Known for her selfless mindset and compassionate nature, Blanche was always ready to extend a helping hand to others before considering herself. Her kindness resonated deeply with all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Blanche will be fondly remembered by her surviving family members: five children – Josie (Cameron) Cogsdill of Tennessee, Jon (Esra) Jozwiak of Alpena, Wanda (Elliott) Boyd of Colorado, Shelby (Dale) Hellonen of Commerce Township, Michigan, and Kirt (Kirtsy Baby) Jozwiak of Ohio; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers – David Suszek and Richard Suszek; two sisters – Joanna Filipiak and Diane (James) Blaski; sisters-in-law – Leona Suszek and Mary Suszek; brother-in-law Tim Wallace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blanche was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Albin, her daughter Debera Jozwiak, son Eric Jozwiak, grandson Alic Edgley, two brothers – Paul Suszek and James Suszek; two sisters – Sally Zdybel and Irene Wallace.

The memories of Blanche's loving nature will forever linger in the hearts of those she touched. Her legacy of generosity and warmth will continue to inspire all who knew her.

Services to honor Blanche's life will be held at A.E. Ross Funeral Home on May 28th for visitation from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a parish prayer service starting at 7:00 P.M. The following day, visitation will take place at St. Anne Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until the Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Tyler Bischoff as celebrant. A graveside service will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

In honor of Blanche's life filled with love and compassion, let us carry forward her spirit of giving and kindness as we cherish the cherished memories, she has gifted us., 
May she rest in eternal peace.



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Visitation

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Anne Catholic Church

817 Sable Street, Alpena, MI 49707

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Anne Catholic Church

817 Sable Street, Alpena, MI 49707

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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