Ann M. (Glenn) North

FRENCHTOWN – Ann M. (Glenn) North, 55, a resident of Frenchtown, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 28, 2014, at home.

She was born on January 25, 1959, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Ronald Bekkala and the late Dorothy (Daavitila) Bekkala. As a child, she moved to Hancock where she graduated from the Hancock High School with the Class of 1977.

On March 28, 1981, she was united in marriage to Glenn P. North. The couple has made their home in Frenchtown for the past 20 years.

Ann was employed with various positions in the area before beginning her career as a domestic goddess which she enjoyed each day.

Ann enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends, traveling, shopping, cooking, baking and knitting. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Dorothy; her sister, Tina; her special aunt and uncle, Eleanor and Leo; along with various aunts, uncles and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Glenn North of Frenchtown; her daughters, Shelby (Jeff) Moilanen of Hancock, Sarah (Paul) Sintkowski of Hancock; her special niece, Samantha (Mike) Heider of Painesdale; her grandchildren, Camryn, Madison, Max, Morgan, Jackson, Caden and Tucker; her father, Ronald Bekkala of Waterford, Mich.; her brother, Jeff (Wendy) Bekkala of Warren, Mich.; her sisters, Sarah (Jeff) Stevens of Clarkston, Mich., and Mary (Mike) Detloff of Brownston, Mich.; her nieces and nephews, Megan, Bret, Taryn, Dayna, Christopher, Lauren and Chloe; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

Funeral services for Ann will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

Friends may call on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of services at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

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The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements.