Renetta Merlee Ganske

Renetta Merlee Ganske, 85, of Onaway, died at home Sunday, February 22, 2015. The daughter of John Robert and Martha (Latsch) Mason, Renetta was born May 17, 1929 in Tower.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Erwin “Pep” Ganske of Onaway; three daughters, Sandra (Glen) Hunter of Toledo, Ohio, Sharon (Thomas) Kazyak of Frankenmuth, and Kimberly Christensen of Napoleon, Ohio; one son, Erwin Jr. (Rebecca) Ganske of Napoleon; five grandchildren, Brent, Gabrielle, Kristopher, Daniel and Alyssa; and five great-grandchildren, Willahmena, Michaelangelo, Trent, Sydney and Daniel. Renetta also leaves her sister, Isabel DeRosia of Onaway; brother, Lloyd (June) Mason of Tower, sisters-in-law Elaine Orcutt of Alpena, Carol (Larry) Brownell of Flint and Evelyn Wolgast of Ocqueoc; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at the Chagnon Funeral Home Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and resumed Thursday, February 26, 2015 until the time of the funeral service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Onaway.

The Rev. Josh Ketelsen officiated. Renetta’s final resting place will be in Tower at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Her family has suggested donations honoring the memory of Renetta to the Onaway Ambulance Equipment Fund or to Hospice of the Straits. Condolences may be shared with Renetta’s family at