Dennis Frank Zocharski, 81, died suddenly but peacefully at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 3, 2022. Dennis was born March 15, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to Lucille (Orlowski) and Frank Zocharski.
Dennis is survived by his wonderful wife, Noel (Gorski), whom he married on September 30, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan; his two sons, Philip (Lisa) and Paul (Kimberly); grandchildren, Paul II, Kaylin, Alexander, Julia, Megan, Emma, Zachary, Edward Finegan, Zachary Yanakeff, and fur-baby “Patches II”.
Dennis was a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Detroit, Michigan. He served 2 years in the United States Air Force before completing an Associated Degree in Electronics and pursuing multiple entrepreneurial opportunities before finally moving to northern Michigan in 2000 and landing in the Mancelona area in 2004.
Dennis was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler. Among his other joys were spending time on the road with Noel, his canine companions, chatting with his acquaintances, and doing odd jobs both in his garden and around the house.
Dennis will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family very much and was considered a gentle giant due to his 6’5” frame and big hugs.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Kalkaska, 438 Co Rd 612, Kalkaska, MI 49646. A luncheon will immediately follow the service in the Parish Hall.
Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kalkaska Memorial or AC Paws.
Sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com