Obituaries

MARY LOSINSKI-DONAJKOWSKI

Mary Losinski-Donajkowski, age 82, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, surrounded by family. Mary was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Alpena to the late John and Gertrude (Ryan) Dege. On Jan. 17, 1959, Mary married Alvin Losinski at St. Bernard Catholic Church. ...

GRETCHEN ANN VALENTINE

Gretchen Ann Valentine died peacefully on Oct. 19, 2017, in her home at Glazier Commons, an assisted living facility in Chelsea, Mich. Gretchen’s remaining family includes her three daughters, Jill Russell and Julie Belhaj (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jennifer Russell (Plano, Texas), as well as ...

Steve Nash

NASH, Steve W., 62, of Onaway died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; two daughters, Tammy (Bret) O’Neill of Alanson and Michelle (Lee) Kaszubowski of Millersburg; one son, Guy (Misty) Post of Onaway; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; his parents, ...

Michael Bryan

BRYAN, Michael D. Sr., 64, of Rogers City died at home on Oct. 25, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his best friend and caregiver, Kathy Bryan; son, Michael II of Montana; granddaughter, Haley; brother, Jim (Doreen); and two sisters, Pam (Rick) Mayer and ...

Dennis Hall

HALL, Dennis Patrick, 71, of Ossineke died at home Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017. He is at McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena where visitation will take place Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service ...

HELEN IRENE LUSK

Helen Irene Lusk, 93, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Tendercare-Greenview. Helen was born June 16, 1924, in Posen, Mich., to Albert and Ann (Buza) Ristau. She volunteered as a Senior Companion for over 30 years, enjoyed bowling and playing bingo. A kind and simple woman who ...

MERVIL SCHMIDT

Mervil Schmidt, 90, of Hillman passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at her home. Mervil Klebs was born March 21, 1927, in Alpena County to the late William and Irene (Sheldon) Klebs. On Oct. 6, 1951, she married Garnet Schmidt and moved to the family farm, where they were dairy farmers ...

DENNIS HALL

Dennis “Denny” Hall, 71, of Ossineke, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Denny was born Feb. 15, 1946, to Robert and Dorothy (Lamp) Hall in Alpena. Denny enlisted in the Navy out of high school where he served on the USS Enterprise. He was a lifelong resident of Ossineke who loved the ...

JAMES KOWALSKI

Jim was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Alpena, Mich., to Chet and Florence Kowalski, the fifth of six children. He died at his home in Corona Del Mar, Calif., on Oct. 17, 2017, after a number of months of poor health. Jim moved to California in the '70s and continued to make California his home for ...

BRADLEY J. LEWIS

Bradley J. Lewis DC, DNBHE, age 68; Date of birth: April 13, 1949; Date of passing: Oct. 24, 2017, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Midland, Mich. Brad was born in Brown City Mich., to Jack and Donna Lewis, oldest brother of three boys. He grew up in Capac and Davison, Mich., where he made ...

JOHN WARREN PAGE

John Warren Page, 89, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at his home. John was born June 1, 1928, in Posen to the late Warren and Nellie (Sanger) Page. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Helen Gries. John worked at Huron Portland Cement for 31 years, retiring in 1984. He built ...

MARTIN JOHN ANDERSON

Martin John Anderson, 88, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his home. Martin was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Alpena to the late William and Florence (Pinkel) Anderson. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On Jan. 30, 1953, he married Delores Kitter. She ...

MARGUERITE JOANN KLEIN

Marguerite Joann Klein passed away Oct. 22, 2017, at the age of 78. She worked as a library media specialist for the Livonia Public School District and had a career in education for 39 years. Marguerite had a love for books, a deep passion for family ancestry and photography. Surviving ...

CONNIE KAYE PILARSKI

Connie Kaye Pilarski, age 66, of Grand Lake, died in Troy on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The daughter of Newton W. Sr. and Helen “Jean” (Fitzpatrick) Chapman, Connie was born on Jan. 17, 1951, in Rogers City. She married Gerald F. Pilarski on July 21, 2001, at their home on Grand ...

Gary Stiles

STILES, Gary L., 59, of Onaway died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Gaylord. He is survived by his daughters, Ashley Stiles (Austin Roe) and Jessica Stiles both of Gaylord; one grandchild, Bryson; his mother, Barbara Stiles (Bill Waldie) of Onaway; one brother, John ...

JOAN ANN WYSOCKI

Joan Ann Wysocki, age 83, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital surrounded by her family. On Jan. 16, 1934, Joan was born to the late Frank and Evelyn (Hepburn) Kinsel in Alpena, Mich. She married Patrick Wysocki on Sept. 5, 1953, at St. Mary ...

R. Gregory Chittick

CHITTICK, R. Gregory, 58, of Washington, D.C., died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, along with his husband, Jimmy, following a tragic pedestrian/vehicle accident in Rehobeth Beach, Del. He is survived by his mother, Rose Marie; four siblings, Steve, Bruce, Marlo (Jerry) Broad, and Nicole Chittick; ...

RITA JOYCE GLOMSKI

Rita Joyce Glomski, age 91, of Long Lake, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. She will begin her eternal life with God. On Nov. 4, 1925, Rita was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Philip and Rose (Filipiak) Kowalski. She married Gabriel ...

MICHAEL D. HARTZLER

Michael D. Hartzler, M.D. 67, of Ann Arbor passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18, 2017, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hartzler is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pam (nee Fransted); sons, Scott M. and Dr. James P. (Preetha) Hartzler and the light of his life, granddaughter Allison. Also ...

PRECILLIA MARIE MACKENZIE

Precellia "Pat" Marie MacKenzie, 91, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Tendercare-Alpena. Precellia Marie Burns was born in Herron on May 15, 1926, to Joseph Francis and Irene Mary (Rouleau) Burns. She attended St. Bernard School and later Hillman High School. On July 26, ...