Obituaries

Richard Hunter

HUNTER, Richard J., 82, of Alpena died on Jan. 4, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are being handled by Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are tentatively set for family and friends to gather for visitation on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home from 2 ...

ROSELYN MARY FERGUSON

Dec. 29, 1943-Dec. 29, 2017 Roselyn “Rosie” Mary Ferguson was born on Dec. 29, 1943, to George and Helen (Hind) Guy in Sanilac County, Mich. Her family later moved to Pleasant Valley, near Hillman, Mich. She resided most of her life in Montmorency County, settling in Atlanta, Mich., where ...

BETTY VIRGINIA MERTZ

Betty Virginia Mertz, 94, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Jessie's Place AFC. Betty Bernum was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Port Huron to the late Richard and Thelma (Jones) Bernum. Betty served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Oct. 29, 1947, she married Thomas ...

Gary Bates

BATES, Gary Albert, 65, of Spruce died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2016, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his children, Gary Jr. (Amy), Dawn Gay, Kyler (Amanda); 10 grandchildren; fiancee, Patti Aronson; four siblings, James (Karen) Hawkins, Janet Dill, Linda (Peter) Rasmussen, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Bebee

Terrance H. Bebee, 86, and Barbara J. Bebee, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, and on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, respectfully. Terrance Harvey Bebee was born in Jackson on Jan. 23, 1931, to the late Autho and Thelma (Higgins) Bebee. Barbara Joyce Forbear was born in Howell on April ...

ROSELYN MARY FERGUSON

Dec. 29, 1943-Dec. 29, 2017 Rosie was born on Dec. 29, 1943, to George and Helen (Hind) Guy in Sanilac County, Mich. Her family later moved to Pleasant Valley, near Hillman, Mich. She resided most of her life in Montmorency County, settling in Atlanta, Mich., where she raised her own ...

SHIRLEY J. IDALSKI

Shirley J. Idalski age 93 of Rogers City, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 2, 2018. She was born June 25, 1924, in Hagensville to Edward and Suzanna (Florip) Hopp. Shirley married Clarence “Monk” Idalski on June 16, 1947, in Munger, Mich. She loved cats, going to the casino, ...

BETTY VIRGINIA MERTZ

Betty Virginia Mertz, 94, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Jessie's Place AFC. Betty Bernum was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Port Huron to the late Richard and Thelma (Jones) Bernum. Betty served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Oct. 29, 1947, she married Thomas ...

VERNELL JAMES RENSBERRY

Vernell James Rensberry, 94, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Vernell was born on Dec. 16, 1923, in Alpena to the late Voyle and Pearl (Dent) Rensberry and married Audrie Cochrane on Oct. 27, 1945. Vernell retired from Abitibi in 1988 following 29 years of perfect attendance. He ...

RUTH CECELIA JULIAN

Ruth Cecelia Julian, 87, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Ruth Cecelia Bushey was born Dec. 8, 1930, into the farm family of Raymond and Mae (Stewart) Bushey, joining brother Raymond and sister Catherine. Life on the farm cultivated her love of gardening and flowers. She graduated from Alpena ...

EDWARD JAMES DERRY

Edward James Derry, age 81 of Rogers City, passed away Jan. 2, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Rogers City to William and Luella (Kowalski) Derry. On Dec. 29, 1956, Ed married Bonnie Robarge at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He retired as a ...

Norman Beebe

BEEBE, Norman J., 82, of Belknap died Dec. 30, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two children, Shannon (James) Smolinski of Rogers City and Michael (Terri) of Rogers City; seven grandchildren, Eric, Heidi, Heather, Nathan, Devon, Derek and ...

Gary Bates

BATES, Gary Albert, 65, of Spruce died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2016, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

BARBARA JEAN KLEIN

Mrs. Barbara Jean Klein, 81, passed away at her home in Hillman on Dec. 29, 2017. Barbara was born in Oxford, Mich., to June (Mann) and Mikel Ralph Linseman on Dec. 9, 1936. She married Robert James Klein on Sept. 11, 1954, and together the couple celebrated 63 years of marriage before her ...

Ruth Julian

JULIAN, Ruth C., 87, of Alpena died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CHERI LYNN DONAJKOWSKI

Cheri Lynn Donajkowski, 64, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit. Cheri Lynn Pugh was born in Alpena on June 6, 1953, to Royal and Shirley (Smith) Pugh and married Larry Donajkowski on Sept. 16, 1972. She worked for Alpena High School's career ...

James Fradl

FRADL, James S., 79, of Harrisville died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at Medilodge of Hillman. He is survived by his wife, Anna; four daughters, Kathleen (Dennis) Stone, Cynthia Fradl, Lisa (Jim) Coddington, and Laura Fradl; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Kyla, Nicole, Carrie, Michael, Steven ...

William Glomski

GLOMSKI, William T., 63, of Ossineke died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by two sisters, Lisa (Len) Richards of Atlantic Mine, Valinda (Dave) Manson of Rotundra West, Fla.; and his mother Bridget Kurtz of Fairfield, Tenn. Per his wishes, he has ...

Tammy Gonyea

GONYEA, Tammy Lee, 47, of Lincoln died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Standish. She is survived by two daughters, Anna Marie Jones, and Mary Renee Wanzer; five grandchildren, Hartley, Hailey, Megan, Layne, and Chevy; three sisters, Susan (Mike) Ledel, Tena (Dan) ...

Robert Reames

REAMES, Robert Arnold, 89, died on Dec. 26, 2017 in Alpena. He is survived by two daughters, Mary (Charles) Harmon of Mikado, Sally (Ray) Gingrich of Midland; two sons, David R. (Marcia) of Temperance, and Alan A. (Debbie) of Charlotte; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. ...