JANET (SCHALK) STRONG
Janet (Schalk) Strong, 91, of Alpena entered into the church triumphant where she now awaits the resurrection of us all, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.
Janet was born in Belknap Township to the late Gerhardt and Iva (Mielke) Schalk on Nov. 19, 1929. She graduated from Rogers City High School and then the Saginaw School of Nursing. She married Bob Strong in March of 1952. Janet was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She enjoyed golf, gardening, doing stained glass, and was a “die-hard” Red Wing fan.
Janet is survived by her children, Linda Dolton of Mason, Bobbie (Larry) Cornell of Alpena, and Gordon (Robin) Strong of Virginia, her grandchildren, Rob (Jane) Dolton, Patrick (Sara) Dolton, Ken Parsons, Katie (Ben) Strong, and Clay (Tiffany) Strong, her great-grandchildren, Nathan, Allison, Emalee, Jack, William, and Easton, her step-son, Larry (Linda) Dean, her step-granddaughter, Kris (Mike) Smith, and Asher, her siblings, Carol Wenzel, Deanna (Don) Sellke, Melody (Bruce) Potter, Barbara (Jerry) Koss, Wayne (Linda) Schalk, and Gerhardt (Pam) Schalk, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Bob Strong, her siblings, Mike, Butch, Chuck, and Darwin Schalk, and Donna Clifton, and son in-law, Jim Dolton.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will resume at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joshua Schultz officiating. Interment: St. Michael’s Lutheran Cemetery in Belknap. Memorial donations can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church School, the St. Bernard Friendship Room, or Hospice of Michigan. Online condolences can be registered at mcwilliamsfh.com