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Chester Durecki

1939 - 2018

On September 3, 2018 Chester Durecki (79) of
Belknap Township passed peacefully at home to
be with the Lord. He was a loving Husband, Father
and Grandfather. He was known by many as quite
the practical Joker and his family and friends will
dearly miss his sense of humor.

He was born July 20, 1939 in Petersville to
Sylvester and Helen (Mulka) Durecki.

Chet married Rita Ristow on May 12, 1962 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
He retired from Calcite in 2001 after 41 years of service. Chester enjoyed
hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rita;
daughter, Kimberly (Ted) Szymanski of Grand Ledge;
granddaughter, Sarah (David) Duffy of Tulsa, Oklahoma;
7 siblings, Dolorine Zolnierek of Alpena,Patricia Ciarkowski of
Rogers City, Caroline Dake of Grand Blanc, Paul Durecki of Alpena,
Loretta Peltz of Rogers City, Anita Sullenger of Lansing, and
Joanne Schaedig of Lansing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Helen;
3 siblings, Norm, Geraldine Ciarkowski and Sally Plath.

Per his wishes there will be no service.
Memorials may be given in memory of Chester Durecki to

St. Ignatius Catholic School or Alpena-Hospice of Sunrise Shore

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