Cathy L. Emmert

Cathy Louise Emmert, 68, of Alpena, died at Alpena Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Cathy was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on November 17, 1944 to the late Benjamin and Kathryn (Lutes) Martin and raised by her grandparents, Edward and Cora Emmert. She had been employed as an adult foster care provider.

Surviving are a friend, Paul Friedrich; five children, Jody Palmer, Brent (Lisa Lakin) Palmer, Darryl (Tiffany Demarest) Daoust, Lonny (Tamara Gorski) Daoust, Mellisa and Duane Jackson; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, David and Lynn Martin, Keith Martin, and James and Dana Knapp.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.