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Frances E. Garant

September 29, 1929 — October 28, 2017

Frances "Fran" E. Garant, age 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully at Tender Care Greenview on Saturday, October 28, 2017, surrounded by her family.
On September 29, 1929, Frances was born in Rogers City, Michigan to the late George and Veroncia (Kohsmann) Shorkey. She married Robert Garant on September 17, 1949, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rogers City, MI. He preceded her in death after 57 years, on August 3, 2007. Fran worked as a Cafeteria Aide for the Alpena Public Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, past member of St. Elizabeth Society, and All Saints Parish Rosary Society Group 5. Fran enjoyed spending her time with her family and cooking.
She is survived by her 11 children: Robert F. (Kathy) Garant of Alpena, MI; David (Rhonda) Garant of Ironton,MO; Leonard (Cheryl) Garant of Farmington Hills, MI; Charles (Dona) Garant of Rochester, NY; John (Jeannine) Garant of Poughkeepsie, NY; Carl (Doreen) Garant of Dexter, MI; Jane (Edwin) Degen of Hubbard Lake, MI; Mary (Henry) Winslow of Northville, MI; Elaine (Lyle) Schultz of Alpena, MI; Lori (John) Clements of Alpena, MI; Linda (Terry) Ferguson of Hubbard Lake, MI; two daughter-in-laws Cindy Varney and Carolann Roussin;
30 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren: two brothers; James (Donna) Shorkey of Burton, MI; George (Janet) Shorkey of Lapeer, MI; one sister: Geraldine (Julian) Romel of Alpena, MI, several nieces and nephews.
Fran was preceded in death by her son Mark Garant, three brothers: Henry, Jerome and Delmont Shorkey; three sisters: Louise Shorkey, Genevieve Belz and Mercedes Cherrette
Family and friends will gather at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for Visitation on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 2 pm until 8 pm. The Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3 pm, Parish Prayer Service will be held at 7 pm. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of All Saints Parish from 10 am until the 11 am Mass of Christian Burial begins with Fr. Joe Muszkiewicz officiating.
Internment: Holy Cross Cemetery
Memorials: Friendship Room

Monday, October 30, 2017 Visitation 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM/ Rosary Service 3:00 PM/ Parish Prayer Service 7 PM/ Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home/ Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Visitation 10:00 AM -11:00 AM/ Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM/ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

SERVICES Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:00 AM

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 2550 S. First Ave. Alpena, Michigan 49707

Monday, October 30, 2017 Visitation 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM/ Rosary Service 3:00 PM/ Parish Prayer Service 7 PM/ Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home/ Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Visitation 10:00 AM -11:00 AM/ Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM/ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

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