Obituaries

Donald Joseph Homant

HOMANT, Donald Joseph, 82, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He is survived by five children, Cynthia (Michael Turisk) Homant, Paulette (Andrew) Cruise, Marc (Suzette), Michelle (Dennis Heimbrodt Jr.) White and Suzanne (Jeffrey Diethelm) Homant; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; ...

MARCIA ANN GUTIERREZ

Marcia Ann Gutierrez, 58, of Alpena died unexpectedly on July 9, 2018 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. Marcia was born May 18, 1960 in Alpena, to her parents, the late Roger (Shirley) Gutierrez. She graduated from Alpena High School, attended Alpena Community College and was a ...

Helen Margaret Meyer

MEYER, Helen Margaret, 94, formerly of Alpena died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Visitation will take place Monday, July 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hubbard Lake from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 noon with Rev. Joseph Llewellyn officiating. A complete ...

Garnet M. Plume

PLUME, Garnet M., age 91, of Ocqueoc died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Medilodge of Cheboygan. Surviving are his six daughters, Darlene Childers (Norm Rennich) of Casper, Wyo., Reneta Gauthier of Topinabee, Nathalie (Michael) Sibbald of Sault Ste. Marie, Marian (Dick) Overman of Casper, Wyo., ...

PHYLLIS ANN YUILL

Phyllis Ann Yuill, 85, of Hubbard Lake, passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born in Alpena on July 31, 1932 to Beatrice (Lloyd) Fox and George (Iola) Kitter. She married Lloyd Yuill on Nov. 24, 1951, and they enjoyed 66 years of happiness ...

Marcia Gutierrez

GUTIERREZ, Marcia A., 58, of Alpena died Monday, July 9, 2018, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JANICE MARIE SCHLAK

Janice Marie Schlak, 76, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at her son's home. Janice Cook was born July 27, 1941, in Alpena County to the late John and Violet (Donald) Cook. On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Clarence Schlak. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2013. Janice was ...

William Breed

BREED, William J. Breed, 84, of Millersburg died Sunday July 8, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; five sons, Vic (Alene) of Issaquah, Wash., Paul of Cheboygan; Joe (Teresa) of Cheboygan; Matt (Christine) of Petoskey; Pete (Jenny) of Helotes, Texas; one daugher, Marie (Rick) ...

EUGENE JOHN MODRZYNSKI

Eugene John Modrzynski, age 93, of Rogers City passed away July 8, 2018, at Medilodge of Rogers City. He was born May 10, 1925 in Rogers City to John and Bernice (Buza) Modrzynski. Eugene retired from Calcite after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Knights of ...

FRANCES HELEN PRELL

Frances Helen Prell, 93, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Touch of Country AFC Home. Frances Helen Kotwicki was born on Feb. 5, 1925, to the late Frank and Helen (Timmreck) Kotwicki. On July 6, 1942, she married the love of her life Wilbur Prell. He preceded her in death on ...

Robbie Thompson

THOMPSON, Robbie Dee, 68, of Alpena died on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Joyce Burrows

BURROWS, Joyce C., age 76, of Onaway died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at home. She is survived by her husband, Vance; daughters, Violet (Ed) LaPeer of Afton, Heidi (Rodger) Wilson of Indian River and Harmoni (Steve) Malec of Alanson; son, Darl (MaryJo) Taylor of Cheboygan; 10 grandchildren; and 12 ...

MARGARET KLINE

Margaret Kline, 88, of Bolton passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor after complications from a fractured femur. Margaret Fluksa was born in Detroit on Feb. 8, 1930 as a child of immigrant parents, Joseph and Eva (Hanosek) Fluksa, and moved ...

WILLARD GERALD LECLAIR

Willard Gerald LeClair, 91, formerly of Black River went on to meet the Lord peacefully on July 7, 2018, at the Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake, Mich. Willard was born in Detroit on March 23, 1927, to Arthur and Alexina LeClair. When Willard was about six years old, the family moved to ...

Janice Lindros

LINDROS, Janice, age 68, of Alpena, died on Friday, July 6, 2018. She is survived by her husband George Johnson; her four children, David and Nathan both of Taylor, Mich., Corey (Amber) of Detroit, Mich., and Kim (Nash) Martinez of Pueblo, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; ...

KEVIN DAVID LOUBERT

It is with heavy hearts the family of Kevin Loubert announce his sudden passing on June 30, 2018 at the age of 65. Loving husband of Pattie Purol-Loubert of 31 years. Proud father of Adam, Matt and Justin Loubert. Survived by his mother Ann Reardon, mother-in-law Julia Purol, and his sister ...

Eugene Modrzynski

MODRZYNSKI, Eugene John, age 93, of Rogers City died July 13, 2018 at Medilodge of Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org

FRIEDA EDITH OUELLETTE

Frieda “Dollie” Edith (Evertz) Ouellette died peacefully July 7, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born May 25, 1923 in Alpena where she lived her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith (Bey) Evertz. She married Norman J. Ouellette on Oct. 24, 1952. He preceded ...

Frances Prell

PRELL, Frances Helen, 93, of Alpena died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Touch of Country AFC Home. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Kathy) of Alpena, Michael (Charlotte) of Millington, Aleta (Ted) Mitchell of Wisconsin, Jeanne (Perry) Phillips of Alpena, Gregory (Vaune) of Herron; 18 ...

CHARLOTTE LOUISE ASIKAINEN

Charlotte Louise “Char” Asikainen, age 91 of Rogers City, passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2018. She was born July 8, 1926, in Ishpeming to Clayton and Inez (Holmgren) Simons. Char graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1944. On Aug. 28, 1947, she married Henry ...