Obituaries

George Burrows

BURROWS, George Raymond, 81, of Alpena died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

John Landi

LANDI, John William, 88, died in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 10, 2018. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia (Dick) Kennedy of Alpena and Elissa (Dom) Paparone of Palm Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Burial in Bronx, N.Y.

Todd Willey

WILLEY, Todd W., 54, of Onaway died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Laura Willey and Alyssa Willey, both of Onaway; son, Wade of Onaway; three grandchildren, Landon, Halle and Princeton; father, Dale (Pam) of Onaway; mother, June (Bill) ...

Doris Brege

BREGE, Doris H., 94, of Belknap Township died Jan. 9, 2018, at the Tendercare Alpena. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at St. Michael Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 3 p.m. through time of her funeral at 4 p.m. with Pastor Keith Schneider ...

Norma Jean Bliss

BLISS, Norma Jean, 91, of Ossineke, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

John Glass

GLASS, John A. II, 64, of Millersburg died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Renee; two daughters, Emily Glass and Katherine Glass, both of Millersburg; three sisters, Ruth Glass, Patricia Grzyb and Diane Morton; and one brother, Chester. Visitation will take ...

GLENDA VIRGINIA MCHARG

Glenda Virginia McHarg, 76, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Kanab, Utah. She had been living in Las Vegas, and was visiting friends in Kanab when she died. Glenda was born Sept. 13, 1941, to the late Glenn and Mamie (Kalklosch) McHarg. She was a former owner/operator of Aiken Lodge and ...

Claris Robinson

ROBINSON, Claris E., 94, of Onaway died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Tendercare Health Care Center of Cheboygan. She is survived by two sons, Donald (Carol) of New Baltimore, and Dale (Jean) of Onaway; one daughter, Diane (Dennis) Nessel of Onaway; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine ...

JAMES T. KENDZIORSKI

Rev. Fr. James T. Kendziorski, 90, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. James Theodore Kendziorski was born in Alpena on April 21, 1927, to the Joseph and Pelagia (Wozniak) Kendziorski. He attended school at St. Mary's and St. Bernard's in Alpena prior to ...

Marie LaLonde

LALONDE, Marie V., 83, of Alpena died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. She is survived by two sons Bob and John, both of Alpena; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie Brooks of New Hampshire; two sisters, Donna (James) Hein of Alpena and ...

PATTI JO OUELLETTE

Patti Jo Ouellette, 58, of Alpena, died at home Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, following her courageous battle with cancer. Patti was born Oct. 7, 1959, to the late James and Joyce (Kotwicki) Brooks. She was a lifelong resident of Alpena, graduating from Alpena High School and immediately going ...

Henry Dietlin

DIETLIN, Henry John, 84, of Rogers City died at home on Jan. 4, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Henry III (Nancy) of Rogers City and Dennis of Kalamazoo; one daughter, Lisa (Rob) Kortman of Rogers City; five grandchildren, Richard, Jeremy, Henry, Robert, and Leilani; one ...

CAROL DOUGLAS

7/26/1936-1/5/2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Carol Douglas announces her passing on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 81 years. Carol will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, John and her children, Connie (Wayne) and Leilani (Dan). Carol will also be ...

RICHARD J. HUNTER

Richard J. “Dick” Hunter, age 82, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. Richard was born on April 5, 1935, to the late Raymond and Aurore (Fontaine) Hunter in Alpena, Mich. On Jan. 21, 1956, he married Joan Powell at St. Mary Catholic ...

Chester Kapala

KAPALA, Chester Louis, 87, of Alpena died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. He is survived by his five children, Mike (Donna), Patricia Shorkey, Randy, Lisa Kapala, Sandra (Jesse) Kollien; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and his sister Martha. A memorial mass is tentatively set for ...

ELAINE. M. LAMARRE

Elaine M. LaMarre of Hayward, Calif., age 93 years, passed away peacefully at home, with her loved ones by her side, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. She was born in Alpena, Mich., on April 15, 1924, to the late Frank Bedra and Yvonne LaMarre. Elaine graduated from Mercy College in Detroit, ...

Karen Swift

SWIFT, Karen Jean, 52 of Hillman died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2018, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Everett of Hillman; son, Mikhail of Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter, Nakita Swift of Hillman; stepdaughters, Olivia (Benny) Morris, Helen Michelle (Mike) Evans, both of Horse Branch, ...

STEVEN LAY WIRGAU

Steven Lay (Bone) Wirgau, 38, formerly of Alpena passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was born on Dec. 24, 1978, in Rome, Ga., to Richard and Nancy Wirgau. He spent his childhood growing up in Alpena, Mich., and graduated ...

John Goslee

GOSLEE, John Jay, 99, of Spruce died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. He is survived by his sons, Bill of Spruce and Steve (Sue) of Ellsworth; daughter Sue (Jerry) Balk of Pinckney; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, ...

FRED GRAMBAU

On Dec. 13, 2017, Fred Grambau passed away surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born in Detroit on Aug. 30, 1950. Fred grew up in the Northern Michigan town of Ossineke and graduated from Alpena High School in 1968 where he was an outstanding athlete. He earned a full athletic football ...