Obituaries

BARBARA FENCL

Barbara “Bobbi” Fencl, 67, of Alpena, died on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at home. She was born on May 2, 1951 to the late George and Agnes Belle Berschied in Postville, Iowa. Bobbi was the National Sales Manager for a truck body company and was the “go to” source nationwide for plumbers ...

DUANE LEWIS HANECKOW

Duane Lewis Haneckow, age 78, of Belknap Township, passed away April 18, 2019 at home. He was born Dec. 16, 1940 in Rogers City to Alfred and Doris (Karsten) Haneckow. Duane is survived by his wife, Eileen; son, Duane Haneckow Jr. of Woodbridge, Va.; daughter, Suzanne (Jonathan) Haneckow ...

Lorie Ann Skuse

SKUSE, Lorie Ann, 58, of Onaway, died Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Medilodge of Cheboygan. She is survived by her husband, Bob Skuse, of Onaway, daughters, Lovina (Eric) Kenroy and Leona Skuse (Paul Rhein), both of Onaway, and adopted daughter Becky (Troy) Cook, of Cheboygan, eight grandsons, ...

Erwin Joseph Styma Sr.

STYMA, Erwin Joseph Sr., 86, of Posen, died Friday April 19, 2019 at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor. Funeral arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.

Duane Haneckow

HANECKOW, Duane Lewis, 78, of Belknap Township, died April 18, 2019 at home. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

DONALD E. MacKENZIE

Lansing Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away April 11, 2019 at the age of 96. Born Jan. 21, 1923 in Adrian, Mich. Donald was a WW II veteran of the Merchant Marines/U.S. Coast Guard and later the U.S. Army. Donald began as a truck driver for Howard ...

SUSAN K. COURECH

Susan K. Courech, 68, of Alpena, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Susan was born July 1, 1950 in Niles, Mich., to the late John and Louise (Gilmore) Earl. She graduated from Utica High School in 1968. She went on to attend Oakland University where ...

Irene Freel

FREEL, Irene H., 93, of Millersburg, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Onaway. She is survived by her daughter, Torry (Tim) Horrocks, of Onaway, sons Dick (Sue), of Cedarville, Jerry (Wendy), of Millersburg, and Bryan (Nicki), of Onaway, son-in-law Gary (Carolyn) ...

MARIAN ELIZABETH NEALE

Marian Elizabeth (VanVraken) Neale of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband at Leti’s assisted living facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of 94. Marian was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Jan. 10, 1925, the daughter of the ...

David Devries

DEVRIES, David, 59, of Ossineke, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

BETTE BREGE

On April 13, 2019, Bette Brege left her earthly body to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She joined her husband, Harry Brege, who preceded her in death. Bette passed away at her home with her loving children, Brad (Allendale, MI) and Jill, at her side. In addition to her ...

Susan Courech

COURECH, Susan, 68, of Alpena, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her husband Gregory; three children, Kimberly Tucker, John, and Lisa Courech. Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at McWilliams Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until ...

LAVON DELL JAMES

Lavon Dell James, 69, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her little piece of heaven in Port Richey, Fla., surrounded by family and her love, Don Spindler. Lavon was born Oct. 12, 1949 to the late Chet and Vergie James. She worked as a business owner/bookkeeper for many years. She later ...

RICHARD JAMES KING

Richard James King Sr., 91, of Alpena entered eternal peace on Sat. April 13, 2019. He was a very loving father and devoted man of faith that will be deeply missed by all. Dick was born on July 26, 1927 to the late Clarence and Valere (Creguer) King in Highland Park, Mich. Dick served in the ...

RAYMOND ERNEST WEGMEYER

Raymond “Bud” Ernest Wegmeyer, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in Turning Brook. Raymond was born April 26, 1928, in Ossineke Township to the late Herman and Esther (Brandt) Wegmeyer. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Dolores Beck. She preceded him in death on ...

Nancy Charlotte Bennett

BENNETT, Nancy Charlotte, 79, from Hillman, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She is survived by her children, Terri, Paul (Jenny), Jimmy (Jennifer), Chris, Kevin (Jenny), Chuck (Kelly), sister, Betty, brother, Pep, 16 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will take place ...

Susan Courech

COURECH, Susan, 68, of Alpena, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Clayton R. Patterson

PATTERSON, Clayton R., 67, of Alpena, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Medilodge of Hillman. Clayton is survived by sister, Diane (Richard) McGinn, of Onaway, and two nieces and their children. Cremation arrangements were in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.

JENNIE BESSIE ANDERSON

Jennie Bessie Anderson, age 92, of Harrisville, Mich., formerly of Flint, Mich., passed away on April 10, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She was born on March 5, 1927 in Mikado, Mich., to the late George and Bessie (Nevin) Loyer. Jennie took pride in her role as both a wife and a ...

Nancy Bennett

BENNETT, Nancy, 79, of Hillman, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.