Obituaries

Richard O. Frantz

FRANTZ, Richard O., 82, of Alpena, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced in a future edition of The News.

ERDINE ALICE KANARR

Erdine Alice (Klein) Kanarr, 73, of Lachine went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Erdine was born in Lachine, Mich., on Jan. 27, 1945 to the late Earl and Mary (MacMillan) Klein and married the love of her life Eric Kanarr ...

Ketto Kimball

KIMBALL, Ketto M., 84, of Millersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey She is survived by her daughters, Cosette (Fritz) Rhein, Wendy (Greg) Brooks and Melody (Bill) Beswick, all of Millersburg; sons Qually (Sue) and Quinn, both of Millersburg; ...

Donald Kurtz

KURTZ, Donald M., 98, of Alpena died on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced in a future edition of The News.

Janice Nowicki

NOWICKI, Janice Marie, 68, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MILDRED DOROTHY KOSLOSKI

Mildred Dorothy Kosloski, 94, of Hubbard Lake passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at Lincoln Haven. Mildred Dorothy DeBauch was born on Aug. 12, 1924 in Perkins, Mich., to the late Wilbur and Dorothy (Kneeshaw) DeBauch. On June 28, 1947 she married Robert Kosloski. He preceded her in death ...

Leo Travis

TRAVIS, Leo Alfred, 83, of Mikado, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Marion; one son, Terry (Elaine); two daughters, Tammy (Dan) Whitmore and Tracy (James) Speed; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford ...

WILLIAM ROBERT WALMSLEY

William “Bill” Robert Walmsley, 88, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Bill was born Sept. 4, 1930 in Alpena to the late Theodore and Neva (Dennis) Walmsley and had been a lifelong resident of the Alpena area. He ...

Gunter Buergerhoff

BUERGERHOFF, Gunter, 76, of Lachine, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. He is survived by his wife Renee; his son Olaf (Mariella) Kern; two grandchildren Mathilda and Philippa; and two brothers; Albert and John (Elizabeth) Lewis. Per his wishes he has been ...

EUGENE KENNETH HAYES

Eugene Kenneth Hayes Sr. “Geno”, age 78, of Alpena, made his final departure from this world on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at his home in the loving care of his family. On March 8, 1940, Eugene was born to the late John and Florence (Skiba) Hayes. He married Dixie Thomas on July 23, 1960 ...

JERRY LACOMBE

Jerry LaCombe, 78 of Lachine, arrived in his heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, after five weeks of declining health. Jerry was born in Alpena on May 25, 1940 to the late Francis and Ethel (Reynolds) LaComb. He attended Hinks School and graduated in 1958 from Alpena High School. On ...

Roberta Barbret

BARBRET, Roberta Lee, 72, of Alpena, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Eugene Hayes, Sr.

HAYES, Eugene Sr., age 78, of Alpena, died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced in a future edition of The News.

Jerry Lacombe

LACOMBE, Jerry, 78, of Lachine, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Betty Taylor

TAYLOR, Betty L. , 78, of Millersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at home. She is survived by her husband, Oscar W. of Millersburg; daughters, Connie (John) Sturgill of North Carolina and Diana Freeman of Dallas Texas; sons, Clark (Sharon) Freeman of Shelby Township, David (Becky) Freeman of ...

SAUNDRA SUE DUBIE

Saundra Sue Dubie, age 72, formerly of Herron, Mich., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Brege AFC Home, surrounded by her loving caregivers of the last 12 years, in Rogers City, Mich. Saundra was born on March 23, 1946, to the late Albert and Agnes (Marcotte) Dubie in ...

KATHLEEN ANN PHILLIPS

The Lord welcomed Kathleen Ann Phillips, age 54, into His arms on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 following a short illness. She was born in Mt. Clemens on Sept. 18, 1964; she arrived in the world many weeks early and her fierce determination was evident from the start. Her greatest joys were her ...

ARLENE HELEN REYNOLDS WALTERS

Arlene (Babe) Helen Reynolds Walters, age 80, passed away Oct. 6, 2018. Born April 18, 1938 in Ravenna, Ohio to Denver and Helen Reynolds. She married Jerry Robert Walters on Aug. 9, 1958, and just celebrated their 60th anniversary. Moved to Alpena, Mich., with family when four years old. ...

SAUNDRA SUE DUBIE

Saundra Sue Dubie, age 72, formerly of Herron, Mich., passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Brege AFC Home, surrounded by her loving caregivers of the last 12 years, in Rogers City, Mich. Saundra was born on March 23, 1946, to the late Albert and Agnes (Marcotte) Dubie in ...

JOHN LEONARD

John Leonard, age 103, of Posen, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. John was born in Posen on April 30, 1915 to Katherine (Dlugosz) and Frank Leonard. He was the first of his family born in the USA. On Oct. 1, 1934 John married Stella Pieczynski at St ...