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Jacqueline Wirgau

Jacqueline Wirgau

1941 - 2022

Jacqueline Georgiana Wirgau age 80 of Rogers City passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 25, 2022.

She was born May 17, 1941 in Belknap Township to Kurt and Ida (Gohl) Kreft.

Jackie “Coobie” graduated from Rogers City High School in 1959. She was the first woman to sail the Great Lakes with United States Steel, Calcite Fleet where she worked her way up and became a Steward. Coobie enjoyed spending time with her family, canning, cooking, camping and homemade pizza parties at the farm.

She is survived by five children, Deborah (Robert) LaTulip of Harrison, Vicki Kasuba of Rogers City, Sheri (Bret) Darling of Rogers City, Laura (Jeff) Mertz of Rogers City and Kurt (Annette) Wirgau of Rogers City; 12 grandchildren, Laura Lee LaTulip, Lacey LaTulip, Benjamin LaTulip, John (Madi) LaTulip, Kelsie Kasuba, Taylor Darling, Brandon Darling, Sheana (Jacob) Kamyszek, Matthew (Desiree) Mertz, Amber Wirgau, Ashton Wirgau and Amanda Wirgau; seven great grandchildren, Brody Birgel, Carley Birgel, Branson LaTulip, Vivian Kasuba, Lilah Darling, Xander Kamyszek and Dominic Kamyszek and two great grandchildren on the way; one sister, Beatrice Mosher of Gaylord; and special friends, Michael Arthur Bruning, Terri North-Kenemer, Richard Adair and so many others.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Kurt and Ida Kreft; sister, Dorothy Glentz; brother, Kenneth Kreft.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. through time of her funeral at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Weirauch officiating.

Memorials may be given to Hospice Compassus in memory of Jackie Wirgau.

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Jacqueline Wirgau – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI