Leonard Luke Otremba, 92, of Posen passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at Tendercare Health Center of Rogers City.
Leonard was born and raised on a farm in Posen. In his adult years he met the love of his life, Alice (Pilarski). They married September 16, 1945. Excited to start their new life together, they moved to the Detroit area for 12 years. Life had its ups and downs but with enough love and support, Alice and Leonard were together for 71 years. Leonard had big dreams of becoming a farmer. So, he and his wife set out for up north. They purchased 66 acres of farmland in the Posen area and built a store in the Metz community. Hard times came so he took a job at Cadillac Products in Rogers City. He worked there for 25 years while running his farm.
He loved animals and enjoyed caring for the chickens, ducks, baby calves and steers. The outdoors was his serenity. Gardening, smoking sausage and of course riding his tractors and three-wheeler were some of his favorite things to do.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Alice; a daughter, Doreen (Jim) Parish of Onaway; grandchildren, Steven (Katherine) Wilk of California, Jennifer Wilk of Hawks, Alicia (Christina) Wilk of Roseville and Kassandra Otremba of Roseville; great-grandchildren, Mataya and Jadyn Hanson of Hawks; a brother, Edward; and a sister, Virginia Backlandt.
Visitation and Mass were May 3, at St. Casmir Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. A lunch followed at St. Casmir Catholic School gym. Online condolences may be sent to hentkowskifuneral.com.
Memorials are suggested to Tendercare Health Center of Rogers City.