Dana Lynn Pacek

July 4, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Dana Lynn Pacek passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Dana was born in Mount Clemens, MI to Joan and the late Herman Bauman on August 4, 1961.  She is survived by her husband, John Pacek; son, Brett Pacek and his wife, Laura and her precious granddaughter, Vivian Jade Pacek.  Dana is also survived by her mother, Joan Bartsch and her husband, Bruce; sister, Debbie Bauman Springer and her husband, Jay and brothers, Todd and Michael Bauman.

Dana graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI with an associates degree in Secretarial studies in 1981.

Fresh out of college she met the love of her life, John on the Mount Clemens softball fields. They married in 1983 at St. Peter’s Church and began their life together in Mount Clemens, MI.

In 1988 she gave birth to her son Brett who was the pride and joy of her life. In the mid 90’s she moved her family to St. Clair, MI to be closer to her mother and raise her son in the nice quaint town located along the beautiful St. Clair River. Throughout the nineties and into the 2000’s she served as executive secretary for the family small business before eventually departing for Charlotte, NC in 2006.

Dana will be remembered as a very strong-willed woman that approached each day with a positive attitude and big smile on her face. Some of her favorite things to do included dinners with her husband out on the town, hockey games with her son, Starbucks mochas, shopping, Panera bread trips, driving to the North Carolina mountains, visiting Lake Lure and most importantly cherishing every moment she could with her husband John.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 415 N. 6th Street, St. Clair, MI 48079.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org/donate/

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Esther Eichelberger

    To John and Brett and Dana’s family i send my deepest condolences. I will always trwasure the memories that connected me to Dana’s friendship. She was a dear friend. God bless all of you with His comfort and Love.

  • Kevin Miller

    Dana was a beautiful lady always smiling never treated me bad remembering build in your house Saint Clare Michigan we had some good times building that house John and I parted ways after that I’m sorry John for some Brett for your loss she was amazing woman God bless you all

  • Kevin Miller

    I will always remember Dana she was such a kind person to me always had a smile on your face you’ll be truly missed condolences to John and Brett God bless

  • Amy Stefani

    I will always remember Dana for her positive attitude, smile and perseverance. I could even tell she was smiling beneath her mask. My heart goes out to John and her family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Leah M. Reynolds

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Please accept my warmest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  • Linda and Kip Mangan

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you John and family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sue Kowalczyk

    So sorry to hear this Debbie my heart hurts for you and your family .You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ??

  • Lynda Krivoniak

    I am so sorry to hear of this. Sending prayers and peace to you all. Love and hugs❤