Lawrence Syrett1920 - 2017
Lawrence Stanley Syrett age 96 of Rogers City
passed away June 4, 2017 at Rogers City Tendercare.
He was born December 4, 1920 in River Rouge
to Stanley and Cecile (St. Amant) Syrett.
On August 16, 1942 he married Phyllis June Selke in Alpena. Larry
enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1941. He was assigned to
Hammond Bay where patrolled the waters around the world’s largest
limestone quarry. He had a brief time on the U.S.S. Bayfield, transporting
troops to Northern Japan. On the return trip they detonated floating mines.
His next assignment was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw until
he was honorably discharged in 1946, Larry was a member of Westminster
Presbyterian Church, a secretary for Rogers City School Board, Little
League and Babe Ruth Coach, Secretary for the Rogers City Housin
Commission for many years, and a founding member of the Calcite Credit
Union. He enjoyed attending and supporting sporting events in Rogers
City. Larry retired as Storehouse Clerk from the Calcite Plant in 1983.
He is survived by:
2 sons, Donn (Pamela) of Gaylord and Terry (Sharon) of Harrisville;
3 grandchildren, Melissa Cousineau, Heather Syrett and Eric Auensen;
2 great grandchildren, Alaine Cousineau and Alex Varty; and
2 sisters, Lenore Hughes and Carole Yanish.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis and brother, Donn.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 7th from
3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday at Westminster
Presbyterian Church from 10:00 a.m. through time of service at 11:00 a.m,
with Rev’s Greg and Karen Zurakowski officiating,
Rogers City VFW Post 607 will accord military honors during graveside
services at Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following church
In licu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Great Lakes Lore
Museum in memory of Lawrence Syrett,