Whitney Kay (Johns) Wangeman, 26 of Boyne Falls, died May 15, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband and parents.
Whitney was born on August 12, 1989 in Petoskey, the daughter of Robert and Brenda (Alpers) Johns and graduated from Petoskey High School with the Class of 2007.
She then attended the nursing program at North Central Michigan College, graduating with her Registered Nursing Degree in 2012. Whitney went to work at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital at the age of 14, first working in Dietary, then as a Unit Coordinator then as a Patient Care Tech, lastly working as an RN in the OR.
On June 14, 2014, Whitney married Ian Wangeman in Boyne City, and the two made their home in Boyne Falls.
Whitney enjoyed fishing and being outdoors in general, but her greatest love was her family and her children.
She was a very family orientated woman and a very hard worker.
She was well respected and very well liked by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Ian; 2 children, Madilyn and Carl; her parents Robert and Brenda Johns; grandmother, Georgia Alpers of Petoskey; mother and father-in-law, Bart and Sue Wangeman; 2 brother-in-laws, Jay (Stacey Spaniak) Wangeman and Alex (Lexi Wilhelm) Wangeman; grandparents-in-law, James Habasco and Frank and Sandy Wangeman; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Whitney was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Carl Alpers, Robert and Barbara Johns, her Aunt Kathryn Fettig and Ian’s Grandmother Karen Habasco.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Saturday May 21st with burial slated for the Holy Childhood Cemetery in Harbor Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Wangeman Family at 4700 Padgett Road, Boyne Falls to help establish and educational fund the children or to the Hiland Cottage.
The family also sends special “Thank You” to Whitney’s cousin Maggie Jakeway, Ian’s aunt and uncle Mark and Julie Lewy for welcoming them into their home during Whitney’s treatment at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the staff at the Hiland House Cottage, Level 3, Surgical Services, the
Foundation, Human Resources and all McLaren Northern Michigan employees who supported them through her 1 1/2 year battle.
Also a sincere “Thank You” to all who supported Whitney and Ian with their love, spiritual support, financial support, all the food people made and all the words of encouragement through cards or via the internet.