Shirley Jean Dankert – Houghton Lake Resorter


Shirley Jean Dankert, 89, Prudenville, died on February 12, 2022 at Mission Point in Roscommon, with her family by her side.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 19 at 1 p.m. at Houghton Lake Moose Lodge. The family will greet friends Saturday at the Moose Lodge from noon until time of service.

She was born on December 8, 1932 in Higgins Lake, to Leonard and Melvina (Jenkins) Apps. She and Herbert C. Dankert Sr. were married on February 18, 1950 in Prudenville.

Ms. Dankert was a member of the Houghton Lake Moose Lodge and the Houghton Lake Eagles. She was a former owner of Dankert Fruit Market and a partner of Dankert Wood Products. She loved coloring books, dancing, crafting, sewing and cooking. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Herbert C. Dankert, Sr.; sons, Dennis Dankert and Douglas Dankert; daughter, Patricia Dankert; brothers, Jim Apps, Russell Apps, Larry Apps and Richard Apps; and his sister, Bonnie Baldwin.

Surviving are his children, Herbert (Crystral) Dankert Jr., Daniel (Deb) Dankert, Keith (Tammy) Dankert and Francene (Doug) France; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dankert; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Louise (Dan) Nagy; and half-sisters, Yvonne Yarnell, Sidonie Barber and Delores Hose.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice, 564 Progress St., West Branch, MI 48661.


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