Obituaries

SOPHIE HELEN KOZDRON

Sophie Helen Kozdron age 92 of Posen passed away at home on Oct. 3, 2018. She was born Feb. 11, 1926 in Poland to Joseph and Anna (Palusinska) Kubisiak. Sophie was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, its Rosary Sodality and the Posen VFW Auxiliary. In her younger years, she was employed ...

ROBERT B. DINGMAN

Robert “Bob” B. Dingman Sr. of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Alpena passed away peacefully at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. He was 81. Bob was born Nov. 2, 1936 in Saginaw, Mich., to parents Rose and Vernon Dingman Jr. Bob worked for Allied Van Lines Moving ...

DOLORES SUSAN JASMAN

Dolores Susan (Losinski) Jasman, 78, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at Medilodge - Greenview, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dolores Susan Losinski was born March 3, 1940 in Alpena and married husband Eugene Jasman June 18, 1960. Dolores was an inspiration to ...

ROBERT EARL NEVINS

Robert Earl Nevins, 62, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1956 to Earl and Donna (O’Neil) Nevins in Alpena. Being born and raised in the Alpena area for most of his life, Bob learned to love all that northern Michigan had to ...

CHRISTOPHER JAMES ROBBINS

Christopher J. Robbins, age 60, passed away at his home in Portland, Ore. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born Oct. 29, 1957 in Flint, Mich., to Dell and Sally (Mathis) Robbins. Chris graduated from Alpena High School in 1975 and moved to Oregon ...

Thompson, Robbie

THOMPSON, Robbie Dee, 68, of Alpena, died on July 9, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 48 years John Thompson; three children, Geraldine Elizabeth Thompson Perla of Jensen Beach, Fla., Megan Thompson (former son-in-law Robert Huntley) of Yspilanti, Mich., and Raleigh (Andrew) Rees ...

KATHRYN DONAKOWSKI

Kathyrn "Cassie" Ann (Lynch) Donakowski, age 51, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Darlene Lynch. Cassie is survived by her loving husband, Todd, her daughter, Samantha Steffes; son, Klayton Steffes; brothers, Richard Jr. (Tracy) ...

ROBERT DONALD KOWALSKI

Robert Donald Kowalski, 93, of Hubbard Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2018. Bob was born April 15, 1925 in Wolf Creek to Herman and Martha (Schmoldt) Kowalski. Bob served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was assigned to the Fourth Marine Division at the age of 18. Bob had ...

THOMAS LEE MARKOWSKI

Thomas Lee Markowski, 76, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Medilodge of Alpena. Thomas was born Dec. 24, 1941 in Alpena to the late Elmer and Lillian (Peplinski) Martin. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at A & P for 25 years. He married Susan Hansen in May of 1966 ...

Kimberly Ann Marie Cecilia Michalski

MICHALSKI, Kimberly Ann Marie Cecilia “Badddd,” 63, Alpena, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Daniel; two children, Jason and Hollie Michalski, Shannon Michalski; grandson, Daniel; her father, Robert Horn; four siblings, Joe, Frank, Sarah and John; and ...

Thomas Markowski

MARKOWSKI, Thomas Lee, 76, of Alpena died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannnan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

EVELYN ROSE BRILINSKI

Evelyn (Evie) Rose Brilinski (McCready) of Alpena, Mich. was 66 years old when she was called to the Lord on Sept. 22, 2018. She was born to Alice Corthals-Strzelecki and Arthur McCready. Evelyn loved to sew and spend time with friends and family, she was a very warm hearted person that ...

JULIA MARY PUROL

Julia Mary Purol, age 101, of Posen passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 26, 2018. She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Posen to Augustus and Julianna (Koss) Boyk. On June 21, 1941 she married Clarence Purol at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Mrs. Purol was a life member of St. Casimir Catholic ...

MARY ANN E. SEYMOUR

Mary Ann E. Seymour, age 78, formerly of Ossineke, Mich. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at home in Alpena, Mich. Mary Anna was born on March 13, 1940, to the late Louis and Mary (Scratz) Hartman in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Lloyd Seymour on May 13, 1961, at ...

Arlene M. Cryderman

CRYDERMAN, Arlene M., 95, of Onaway, died Thursday Sept. 27, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She survived by sons James Cryderman, of Gwinn and Don (Betty) Cryderman, of Onaway, and Terry (Pat) Cryderman of Ralph, daughter Judy Osborn, of Onaway, seven grandchildren, ...

Frances “Fran” Drue (Gross) Laich

LAICH, Frances “Fran” Drue (Gross), has died. She is survived by children Harry Gross and Rochelle (Steve) Pilarski; step-daughters Mary Laich, HyunJu Chappell and Brooke Chappell; step-sons Charles (Cathy) Laich, Fred (Susan) Laich, Richard (Linda) Laich, Bromley Chappell and Cameron Lee ...

Ronald Jeffery Pankey

PANKEY, Ronald Jeffery, 62, of Richmond, died Sept. 19, 2018. Ron is survived by his son Jonathan, his daughter Kayla, grandson Austin, brother Roger (Jeanne), and sister Linda. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 3, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Tom Orth officiating.

JOHN AUGUST CURTIS

John August Curtis, age 87, of Ocqueoc passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 27, 2018. He was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Ocqueoc to George and Hannah (Schalk) Curtis. John served in the United States Navy during the Korean War; he was honorably discharged in 1952. When he returned home he ...

CHESTER ROBERT KOWALSKI

Chester Robert “Bob” Kowalski, 82, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Bob was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Alpena to the late Chester and Florence (Robinette). Bob served in the United States Army from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1957. On Aug. 3, 1957, he married Dorothy ...

JULIA MARY PUROL

Julia Mary Purol, age 101, of Posen, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 26, 2018. She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Posen to Augustus and Julianna (Koss) Boyk. On June 21, 1941 she married Clarence Purol at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Mrs. Purol was a life member of St. Casimir Catholic ...