2017-02-15 / Obituaries

ERNEST SENKO

ERNEST SENKO, 87, a lifelong resident of North Branch, passed away with his family at his side on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility.

Ernie was born

February 2, 1931, in

North Branch Twp.

Ernie married Phyllis

Bard on October 1,

1955. He retired from General Motors with 33 years of service. Before Ernie started his employment at General Motors, he was the Chief Police for the North Branch Village with 8 years of service. Ernie enjoyed woodworking, gardening, watching the Lions and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Ernie was a member of the North Branch Lions Club and the North Branch Masons.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Beth Dhooghe of North Branch; son, Scott (Devona) Senko of North Branch; sister, Madeline Pawloski of Lake Orion; brother-in-law, Jim Vettese of Colorado; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Roger Senko; son-in-law, Patrick Dhooghe; sister, Julia Vettese; brother, Frank; sister in-law, Margaret; and brother-in-law, Leo.

Memorials may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice.

There will be a private service held at the Deerfield Cemetery, Fostoria, on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Deacon Joe Schierlinger will officiate.

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel- Martin Funeral Home

You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com

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