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Chester J. 'Chet' Szymanski

May 14, 1923 — August 17, 2021

Chester J. Szymanski



Chester Szymanski, 98, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at Besser Senior Living Community on August 17, 2021.

Chester was born on May 14, 1923 to the late Felix and Martha (Kieliszewski) Szymanski in Long Rapids Township. On May 15, 1954, he married Ann E. Lindsay at St. Ignatius Church in Rogers City, Michigan. She preceded him in death on September 21, 1970.

Chester served in the U.S.Army in World War II, the 44th Division, 217 Field Artillery Battalion. During his service he was in Austria, Germany and France. He traveled to many of his Army reunions and hosted the 2008 reunion in Alpena. Chester retired in 1990 from the U.S. Postal Service after 42 years as a rural route carrier. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

He is survived by son, Tom (Amy Daniell) of Richmond, Virginia; granddaughter, Lindsay Ann Szymanski of Oakland Park, Florida; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Harter of Grand Rapids; sister, Doris Stafford and brother, Daniel (Jeanne) Szymanski, both of Alpena; several nieces and nephews, and friends from the “Alpena Old Folks Club.” He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Szymanski, and brothers James and Richard

Memorial Visitation will be Monday, August 23, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of All Saints Parish from 11:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial with Father Tyler Bischoff officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by VFW Post #2496 immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery.


St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • 120 E. Miller Street
    Alpena, Michigan 49707

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mary Catholic Church

  • 120 East Miller Street
    Alpena, Michigan 49707
  • Father Tyler Bischoff officiating

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