Willard Atkins

ATKINS, Willard 85, of Rogers City died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his home.

He is survived by his wife Gene; three sons, Richard (Erin), Michael (Trish), and James; six daughters, Beverly (Ted) Getzmeyer, Jeanette Atkins, Diane (Steve) Porter, Yvonne (Neil) Brege, Sally (John) Meharg, Nancy (Chris) Tulgestka, all of Rogers City; a sister Peg (Ed) McNamara of Birch Run; three sister-in-laws, Barb Atkins, Lee Atkins and Marleah Muzyl; a brother-in-law Bruno Muzyl; 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 30, at Hentkowski Funeral Home from 3 p.m until 8 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m., and a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., until the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Reverend Sylvestre Obaka officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors accorded by VFW Post 607.