Obituaries

ROSE DZIESINSKI

Kingsley Rose Dziesinski, 68, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Rose was born on Sept. 25, 1950, to the late Leonard and Mildred Minton in Alpena, Mich. One of eight children, Rose had a lifelong devotion to family and a deep faith in God as a ...

DILLION RAY DIETZ MARZICOLA

Dillon Ray Dietz Marzicola, age 26, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, with his mama and fiancee by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. On Nov. 1, 1992, Dillon was born to Tony Ray Marzicola and Charlotte Dietz in Alpena, Michigan. Dillon ...

DANNY ALLEN McEWEN

Danny Allen McEwen, 70, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at his home. Danny was born May 3, 1948 in Cheboygan, Mich., to Roy and Lorna (Gouine) McEwen. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and worked at Abitibi, retiring in 2009. On April 19, 1974 he ...

Robert Sylvester

SYLVESTER, Robert, 85, of Alpena died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CHARLES HOMER ALLEN

Charles Homer Allen, 70, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home in Ossineke. Charles was born March 20, 1948 in Waylon, Ky., to the late Orin and Rainy Allen. He moved to Michigan at the age of 5. On Feb. 18, 1967, he married Tania Martin. He worked for ...

Dillon Marzicola

MARZICOLA, Dillon Ray Dietz, 26, of Alpena died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, with his mama and fiancee by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, a complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a ...

Danny McEwen

McEWEN, Danny Allen, 73, of Alpena died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MICHAEL JAMES RECK

Michael James Reck, 31, of Lansing, Mich., formerly of Alpena, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at his home. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. Michael entered this world on April 5, 1987 to Kevin Reck and Dorothy Heinbokel in Columbus, Ohio. ...

RHEA ANN SPLEET

Rhea Ann Spleet, 85, of Alpena passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. Rhea Ann LeRoux was born June 14, 1933 in Alpena to the late Leo and LaVerne (Sabourin) LeRoux. On Sept. 17, 1955 she married James Spleet. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2014. Rhea ...

Charles Allen

ALLEN, Charles, 70, of Alpena died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JOHN JAMES SMIGELSKI

John James Smigelski, 87, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Nov.11, 2018 at Medilodge of Greenview. John was born in Alpena on Aug. 5, 1931 to the late John and Josephine (Precord) Smigelski and married Darlene Sylvester on April 14, 1956. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean ...

Rhea Spleet

SPLEET, Rhea Ann, 85, of Alpena died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. Surviving are her son, Joseph (Cheryl); five grandchildren, Lisa, Casimir, Benjamin, Samuel, Elizabeth; four great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Debra Spleet. Memorial visitation will take ...

MITCHELL J. DONAJKOWSKI

Mitchell J. “Mitch” Donajkowski, age 56, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. On Dec. 24, 1961, Mitchell was born to the late John A. and Lorriane (Kolakowski) Donajkowski in Alpena, Mich. Mitch enjoyed running his Hobby Farm. He is ...

DAVID LEE GAPSKE

David Lee Gapske, 82, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at his home. David was born July 10, 1936 in Alpena to the late Edward and Martha (Schultz) Gapske. He married Eliza Jean Lockwood on Dec. 7, 1965. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. David owned and ...

BARBARA L. KOSAL

Barbara L. Kosal, 77, of Barton City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. Born Oct. 5, 1941 to Kenneth and Eleanor (Hyslop) Burns in Flint, Mich., she was raised there. She graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1957 with honors, and attended ...

JOHN JAMES SMIGELSKI

John James Smigelski, 87, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Medilodge of Greenview. John was born in Alpena on Aug. 5, 1931 to the late John and Josephine (Precord) Smigelski and married Darlene Sylvester on April 14, 1956. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean ...

AVIS J. SNYDER

Avis J. Snyder, 78, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home. Avis J. Clewley was born June 20, 1940 in Melvindale, Mich., to the late Everett and Mildred (Cohoon) Clewley. In June 1958 she married Darwin Snyder. She enjoyed riding motorcycles across the country, Bingo, ...

Rose Blaszak

BLASZAK, Rose Mary, 72, of Oscoda, formerly of Harrisville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Marie (Ron) Ayer, and Michele (Jeff) Grove; two granddaughters, Karly and Emmy; one grandson, Evan; one sister, KathyAnn (Andy) Keiper; two brothers, ...

Madeline Donajkowski

DONAJKOWSKI, Madeline Ruth, 73, of Posen died Nov. 7, 2018 in Cheboygan. She is survived by daughters, Tamyra (John) Bober of Rogers City and Tonette Derry of Cheboygan; four grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Timothy and Austin; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathy (Terry) Poklay of ...

SALLY MARIE GOUPELL

On Nov. 10, 2018, Sally Marie Goupell, age 68 of Posen, Mich., was granted the highest honor and privilege of meeting Jesus face to face. On Sept. 27, 1950, Sally was the first of William “Jack” and Eleanor “Jeanette” LaLonde’s 12 children to be born in a hospital. She was raised ...