Obituaries

Kenneth Roy French

FRENCH, Kenneth Roy, 82, formally from Alpena, died in Surprise, Ariz., on Dec. 5, 2018. He is survived by his brother, Dann French, and two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Adam French. His remains will be taken for cremation and there is no service scheduled at this time.

Enid E. Kaufmann

KAUFMANN, Enid E., 98, of Onaway, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Medilodge of Rogers City. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Leonard) Jarmusch, of Homeland, Calif., a son, Roger Kaufmann, of Uncasville, Conn., seven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Cremation ...

RAYMOND T. KURCZEWSKI

Raymond T. Kurczewski, age 61, of Alpena, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. On April, 2, 1957, Raymond was born in Detroit, Mich., to the Late Raymond A. and Irene (Crago) Kurczewski. He moved to the Alpena area in 1973. He is survived by ...

DUANE JOSEPH GORLEWSKI

Duane Joseph Gorlewski, age 53, of Bay City passed away Dec. 4, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born Aug. 20, 1965 in Rogers City to Julian and Mayvine (Orban) Gorlewski. Duane graduated from Rogers City High School in 1983 then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Ferris ...

PHILIP ARTHUR LINCE

Philip Arthur Lince, 78, of East Tawas, died Dec. 4, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, passing away peacefully under the care of Reverence Hospice. Phil was born Oct. 6, 1940 to J. Alex and Gladys (Sharboneau) Lince in Laingsburg, Mich., and was raised in Alpena. Prior to graduating ...

GARY LEE REISER

Gary Lee Reiser, 73, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully at home with his daughter and her family by his side Nov. 28, 2018. Gary was born Nov. 2, 1945 in Alpena to Albert and Frances (Zielaskowski) Reiser. Shortly after graduating from Alpena High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy ...

DALE EUGENE RONDEAU

Dale Eugene Rondeau, 76, of Spruce passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Dale was born Aug. 24, 1942 in Alpena County to the late Lawrence and Clara (Leeseberg) Rondeau. On Oct. 22, 1966 he married Joyce Carr. Dale was a builder for over 50 years. He was a ...

JANE ANN KOWALSKI

Jane Ann Kowalski, 87, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Jane was born Sept. 23, 1931 in Bay City to Rosco and Gertrude (Reed) Davis. She married Harold Kowalski on Feb. 14, 1950 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Jane was a woman of strong faith and ...

Dorothy McClain

McCLAIN, Dorothy Diane, 75, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are her two sons, Ben (Chanda), Erik (Megan); and brother, David Waller. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Eleanor Plonka

PLONKA, Eleanor, 91, of Rogers City, died at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor on Nov. 30, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Glen) Smolinski of Rogers City; four grandchildren, Frank, Lexie, L’lissia and Landrie; brother, Walter Taylor of Hendersonville, ...

BEATRICE MARY REISENER

Beatrice Mary Reisener, age 91, of Rogers City passed away Dec. 4, 2018 at Medilodge of Rogers City. She was born Nov. 21, 1927 in New Castle, Pa., to Edward and Blanche (Steele) Gemmil. Bea enjoyed bowling, flower gardening, bird watching and spending time with family playing music ...

LEO HOWE III

Leo “Jerry” Howe III, 72, of Lachine passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Leo was born Oct. 13, 1946 in Detroit to the late Leo and Eleonora (VanLoon) Howe, Jr. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Jerry worked with Howe-Martz Glass Company, ...

Judith Konwinski

KONWINSKI, Judith Mae, 74, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Surviving are her husband Michael; her daughter Janene (Peterson) and Stephen Lovelace; three sisters, Joyce (Carr) and Dale Rondeau, Peggy (Carr) and Richard West, Julie (Carr) Hanner; three grandchildren, Kristina, ...

Jane Kowalski

KOWALSKI, Jane, 87, of Alpena, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. She is survived by her children, Linda Robinette, Kim (Karl) Walz, Diane (Terry Halaberda) Soderberg, Daniel, Jeff (Kim), and Lori Fontana. She is at McWilliams Funeral Home where visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, ...

Helen Montie

MONTIE, Helen May, 93, of Alpena died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

ERIKA C. REMUS

Erika C. “Chris” Remus, age 84, of Metz passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 1, 2018. She was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Halle a. d. Saale, Germany to Adolf and Elsa (Scheller) Stadele. Erika met Donald Remus while he was stationed in Germany and she was a nanny to another military ...

Dale Rondeau

RONDEAU, Dale E., 76, of Spratt, died Sunday, Dec, 2, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JULIA E. BELL

Julia E. Bell passed away unexpectedly at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey on Nov. 29, 2018. She was born on Jan. 15, 1946. Julia graduated from Rudyard High School, had a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from Northern Michigan ...

LINDA LEE BRANDT

Linda Lee Brandt, age 69, of Montmorency Township passed away peacefully at MediLodge in Rogers City on Dec. 1, 2018. She was born March 22, 1949 in Alpena to William and Katherine (Remus) Brandt. Linda enjoyed traveling, knitting, ceramics, cross stitching, sewing banners for church and ...

SARAH MARIE CRAMER

Sarah Marie Cramer, 20, of Herron passed away suddenly in her sleep on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at her home due to medical complications. Sarah was born in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 29, 1998 and was adopted on June 7, 1999 by Duane and Amy (Edmonds) Cramer. Sarah was a very special little ...