Janet L. Nowak, age 64, passed away on July 24, 2014 at home in Alpena.

Janet was born on December 28, 1949 in Alpena to the late Lee and Delia (Burnash) Rasche. She married Charles Nowak on July 29, 2000 in Rogers City, Mich. She worked as a Metalurgist for Thunderbay Manufacturing and later retired from Leeland Home Health Care in 2012.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Charles Nowak; two children, Craig Potuin of Alpena and Curt (Jennifer) Potuin of Malcolm Colo.; three step-children, Joshua (Lindsey) Nowak of Presque Isle, Greta (Jeremy) Ryan of Ossineke, and Nicholas (Natalie) Nowak of Pinckney, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Daniel, and Kyle, and Erin Potuin, Gavin and Olivia Ryan and Marina Nowak; five brothers, Robert (Kay) Rasche of Clinton Twp., Patrick Rasche of Spruce, Jim (Marcia) Rasche of Ossineke, Mike and Rick Rasche of Black River; several nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes, Janet has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 from 12 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service, with Robert Rasche officiating.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Michigan.