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Dennis Zocharski

March 15, 1941 — September 3, 2022

Dennis Zocharski

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 buddy Patches. 

 Dennis was a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Detroit, Michigan.  He served in the United States Air Force before completing an Associates Degree in Electronics and pursuing multiple entrepreneurial opportunities before finally moving to northern Michigan in 2000 and settling in the Mancelona area in 2004.  

 Dennis was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler.  Among his other joys were spending time with Noe on road trips through Northern Michigan, chatting with his acquaintances, and tending to his garden and his honey do list 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 15th  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.

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