Norma Donata Wirgau

Norma Donata Wirgau, 89, of Rogers City passed away at Medilodge in Rogers City December 19, 2023.

She was born June 29, 1934 in Belknap Township to Adolph and Theresa (Schalk) Brege.

On April 14, 1956 she married Alvis Wirgau at St. John Lutheran Church.

Norma is survived by four children, Bob (Susan) Wirgau of Petoskey, Mary (Ronald) Modrzynski of Effingham, South Carolina, Sue (Steve) Kandal of Rogers City and Missie (Mark) Karsten of Rogers City; 10 grandchildren, Mindy Wirgau, B.J. Wirgau, Brian (Chelle) Modrzynski, Erik (Cari) Modrzynski, Jacob (Rita) Modrzynski, Joshua (Melissa) Kandal, Ashley Kandal, Jessie (Bill Bruning) Muller, Bret Karsten and Chad (Brooklyn) Karsten; 12 great-grandchildren, Caleb (fiancée, Megan Brege) Karsten, Elise Muller, Dreyden Kandal, Aniya Kandal, Maliyah Kandal, Nathan Kandal, Darius Kandal, Addi

son Modrzynski, Bryson Modrzynski, Raegan Modrzynski, Margaret Modrzynski and Auryn Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis; and 10 siblings, Harold, Harry, Elmer, Marie Trapp, Edna Hopp, Lucille Schalk, Iva Nonemacher, Hildegarde Radka, Betty Schultz and Magdalene Bey.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home today (Thursday, December 21) from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at Peace Lutheran Church Friday from 10 a.m. until time of her funeral at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Lemley officiating.

Burial will follow at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church or Hospice of Michigan. For further information and a place for online condolences can be found at