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Phyllis Truchan, 81, of Elmira, passed away on July 30, 2017 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. Phyllis was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Constance and Mary (Kenzora) Vendlinski.
Phyllis was employed at Ford Motor in Detroit as well as Alcoa Aluminum in Cleveland, Ohio.
She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona. She was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed going on retreats. She also liked reading and puzzles.
She was the bride of Frank Truchan for 61 years; Frank survives and resides in Elmira. Also surviving are four children, Nina (Glen) Hineman, of Westland, Frank III (Shari) Truchan, of Westland, Bruce (Carol) Truchan, of Livonia, and Mark (Deborah) Truchan, of Marietta, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Paula) Vendlinski, of Naples, Florida; and a sister, Leonette Goforth of Mentor, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Vicky Palmer; and five brothers, Bernard, Stanley, Theodore, Walter and Anthony.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona, with Fr. Chet Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Star Township Cemetery, Alba. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m., at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
An online guestbook is available at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude.
Published on August 2, 2017
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