John Romel, 54, of Lansing, formerly of Alpena, passed away at home unexpectedly from a heart attack on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

John was born Nov. 26, 1966 in Alpena to Delbert and Shirley Romel. He graduated from Alpena High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After returning home, he moved to Lansing where he specialized as a maintenance and repair technician for multiple car washes in the area.

John is survived by his mother, Shirley Rau, sister, Mary of Denver, Colorado, brother, Paul (Shari) of Pensacola, Florida, stepdaughter Kathleen Rau, nephew, Jason Romel, niece, Jordan (Randy) Eaton, great-niece, Kamdyn Romel, stepgreat-niece, Tessa, and his beloved Border Collie, Kitt.

He is preceded in death by his father, Delbert, sister, Terri, and his stepfather, James Rau.

John has been taken for cremation with a memorial service to be announced at a later date. In Lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Huron Humane Society. McWilliams Funeral Home has assisted the family.