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Herman Wolgast

1923 - 2012

Herman C. Wolgast age 89 of Alpena, formerly of Rogers City
passed away June 30, 2012 at Tendercare Greenview
with his family by his side.

He was born March 27, 1923 in Moltke Township
to Carl and Gertrude (Voss) Wolgast.

Herman attended the Moltke School. He sailed with the American Steamship
Company and retired after 43 years of service. On February 1, 1964 he married
Genevieve “Mona” Markey Robarge in Rogers City.

Mr. Wolgast is survived by:
stepchildren, Bonnie (Eddie) Derry of Rogers City,
Rita (Donald) Makowski of Alpena,
Sandra (Bill) McCall of Walled Lake, and John Robarge of Alpena;
sisters, Doris Zimmerman of Rogers City, Anna Lietzow of Alpena,
Lillian (Donald Orlikowski) DeCocker of Oscoda; and
Matilda Mishler of Rogers City
27 grandchildren; and
several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Mona on March 22, 2003;
parents, Carl and Gertrude;
stepson, Richard Robarge;
stepfather, Elmer Tosch;
sisters, Selma Stott, and Ella Schaudt;
brother, John Wolgast.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.
with rosary at 6:30 followed by parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. with Sr. Rita Epple
conducting. Visitation will resume on Tuesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from
10:00 a.m. through time of Mass at 11:00 a.m, with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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Herman Wolgast – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI