Susan K. Courech, 68, of Alpena, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

Susan was born July 1, 1950 in Niles, Mich., to the late John and Louise (Gilmore) Earl. She graduated from Utica High School in 1968. She went on to attend Oakland University where she would meet Greg Courech. The two fell in love and were married in 1972. Susan was very creative and was known for her Santa dolls that she made every year and sold hundreds of them at local craft shows. Susan’s greatest gift however was that of being a wonderful wife and mother.

Susan is survived by her husband Greg of 46 years; three children, Kimberly Tucker, John Courech (Michelle Burns), Lisa Courech; grandson Michael Tucker and her brother John (Pat) Earl II of Atlanta, Mich.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Toys for Tots at Online condolences can be registered at