Lorace E. Bannasch, 96, of Ossineke passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena.

Lorace was born on Oct. 8, 1920, in Sanborn Township to the late Emil and Louise (Behning) Bannasch. He engaged in farming all his life.

Surviving are his brother, Richard (Vera) Bannasch; several nieces and nephews; caretaker, Francis Ziesman and her family.

Mr. Bannasch was preceded in death by his four sisters, Lorraine Faber, Florence Turner, Evelyn Kenny, and Norma Bannasch.

Mr. Bannasch is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will take place Friday from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Jack Williams officiating.

Interment: Sanborn Township Cemetery