Joanne F. Benac, 87, of Alpena passed away July 2, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena.

Joanne F. Kwiatkowski was born Aug. 19, 1931 to Francis and Anastaci (Pilarski) Kwiatkowski. On Sept. 17, 1949 she married Floyd Benac at St. Mary Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2000. Joanne was a cook for Alpena Public Schools for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Rosary Group #17. Joanne was an artist and enjoyed teaching ceramics and loved the Detroit Tigers.

Surviving are her three children, Dennis Benac, Stanley (Tammy) Benac, Patricia Carpenter; five grandchildren, Brenda Maguire, Randi Donnan, Stanley Benac, Brad Benac, Brian (Katy) Benac; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Shirley Gignac, and Janice Murphy.

Mrs. Benac was preceded in death by her daughter, Irene; brother, David Kay, and granddaughter, Donna Johnson.

Memorial visitation will be Monday at St. Mary Church of All Saints Parish from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at noon with Rev. Scott Lawler officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice of Michigan