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John Szczerowski

1929 - 2018

Captain John Szczerowski, known to many as
‘Captain Scissors’, age 89 of Rogers City,
passed away December 15, 2018 at Medilodge
in Rogers City

He was born May 14, 1929 in Rogers City
to Stanley and Anna (Hincka) Szczerowski

Captain John retired from the Great Lakes Fleet after 43 years of service.
He was a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, as well as, the
Servicemen’s Club and Great Lakes Lore, John married Ida Micketti on
May 29, 1950 at St, Ignatius Catholic Church

John is survived by
5 children, Ann (Howard) Madsen of Rogers City,
Dennis (Celeste) Szczerowski of Big Rapids,
Mary (Dan) Kirby of Charlotte,
Norma (Bob) Ellenberger of Onaway and
Stanley (Ann) Szczerowski of Hawks;
12 grandchildren;
13 great grandchildren; and
4 sisters, Dolores Trudo, Joan (Leonard) Budnik, Jane (Charlie) Basler,
and Carol (Mike) Dagner

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida and brother-in-law, Don Trudo.

Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, January 11th,
from 9 a.m. until time of his memorial mass at 10 a.m. with
Fr. Rolando Silva officiating.

Inurnment will place in the spring at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Presque Isle Council on
Aging and St. Ignatius Catholic School,

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John Szczerowski – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI