James Martin Dukarski, age 77, of Essexville, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 3, 2023. He was a retired Bay City police Lieutenant, and a member of the FOP-103. He enjoyed his family, trips to the casino, and carpentry.
James is survived by his wife, Betti; children, Eric (Jeannie), Kim, and Debbie (Mike); brother, Ronald (Diane); ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in the death by his parents, Frank and Florence; son, David; and sister, Joan.
In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Covenant Nurses Association. A special thank you to the family, friends, and especially Hospice.
A Funeral Service with Police Honors will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday November 16, 2023 at the Hyatt-Ewald Funeral Home, 700 N. Monroe Street, Bay City. Deacon Stanley Kuczynski will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the time of service.
A committal service and military honors will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Monday November 20, 2023, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan