Obituaries

Marion Cleghorn

CLEGHORN, Marion, died Sept. 23, 2018. She is survived by two daughters, Barb (Bill) VanSteenis of Rogers City and Jane (Gary) Kintz of Oxford; 11 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a step-sister, Henrietta Therault. A ...

C. Robert Kowalski

KOWALSKI, C. Robert, 82, of Alpena died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

NORMA SENCHUK

Norma Senchuk, 91, of Alpena, passed away at Medilodge of Greenview on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Norma was born June 19, 1927 in Alpena to the late Oscar and Lois (MacDonnell) Olson. She was a lifelong resident of the area working in the Alpena Schools for many years. Norma enjoyed being ...

CAROLE J. SHEEDLO

Carole J. (Somers) Sheedlo, 75 of Alpena, formerly of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Sept. 11, 2018 at Turning Brook in Alpena, Mich. She was born Jan. 1, 1943 to the late Eugene and Lois (Doughty) Somers in Lincoln. She graduated from Alcona High School in 1961. She married Barry Sheedlo ...

Joseph Yarch

YARCH, Joseph J., 64, of Rogers City, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Cremation arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home, and a private burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Hentkowskifuneral.com.

CLARICE ARLENE BELAIRE

Clarice Arlene Belaire, 87, of Alpena passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at Medilodge - Greenview. Clarice Arlene Reynolds was born in Alpena on Feb. 4, 1931 to the late Albert and Gretchen (Sanborn) Reynolds. She married Andrew Belaire, Jr. on July 12, 1986 and he preceded her in death on May ...

KEVIN RAYMOND STEPANSKI

Kevin Raymond Stepanski, 50, of Alpena, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at home, following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Kevin was born in Alpena on Oct. 19, 1967 to Raymond and Dora (Dubey) Stepanski. He worked at Eagle Engineering for 28 years. Kevin was a bass player in ...

Alfred John Nadeau

NADEAU, Alfred John, 72, of Ossineke, died at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home and will resume on Tuesday at Ossineke United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the ...

Gloria J. (Morgan) Kelly

KELLY, Gloria J. (Morgan), 78, of Fraser, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Gloria is survived by her three children, Gary (Jayne) Simmons, Beaverton, Ore., Fay (Arthur) Helinski, Kissimmee, Fla., Larry (Corinna) Morgan, Fraser, 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Phyllis ...

ELIZABETH BELLAND

Elizabeth “Betty” Belland, age 72, of North Branch passed away at home with her family on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Betty was born Dec. 1, 1945 in Alpena, Mich. She is the daughter of the late Raymond and Irma (Rockey) Skiba. She grew up in Alpena and graduated from Alpena High School. On ...

Charles Lindke

LINDKE, Charles R., 75, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at his home. He is survived by two sons, Robert of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jeffrey (Erica) of Mishawaka, Ind.; one step-daughter, Maria Barns of Atlanta, Ga.; several grandchildren; his sister, Virginia (Garry) Stolicker of ...

GARY LEE MUSZYNSKI

Gary Lee Muszynski, 72, of Alpena, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at MediLodge-Alpena. Gary was born Feb. 3, 1946 in Alpena to Theophile and Lydia (Miller) Muszynski. Being born and raised his entire life in Alpena, Gary grew to love all that northern Michigan had to offer. He enjoyed ...

BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH

Brian Michael Smith, 61, of Gaylord, passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Born in Alpena on Jan. 12, 1957, Brian was the son of Glenn and Arlene (Skiba) Smith. In 1975, Brian graduated from St. Mary High School in Gaylord. He had a strong work ethic and was an avid sports fan. ...

ALFRED JOHN NADEAU

Alfred John Nadeau, 72, of Ossineke, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Al was born on Nov. 5, 1945 in Fort Fairfield, Maine to the late Wallace and Harriet (Hitchcock) Nadeau. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Maine. Coming ...

ROY L. PRATT

Roy L. Pratt, 86, of Spruce, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Roy was born Jan. 29, 1932 in Spruce to Louis and Florence (Peters) Pratt. He retired from GM and moved back to Spruce in 1985. Roy loved growing corn and pumpkins, gaining him the ...

LUCY JANE SKUDLAREK

Lucy Jane Skudlarek, age 87, of Posen, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 15, 2018. She was born April 13, 1931 in Posen to Albert and Anna (McFalda) Styma. Lucy received her nursing certificate in Traverse City in 1950. She worked at the Rogers City Hospital then went to Alpena ...

LYNN ROBERT AMERSDORFER

Lynn Robert (Wallace) Amersdorfer, age 66, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at OSU East Hospital. Lynn was born on June 11, 1952 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and grew up in Michigan. He entered the Air Force in 1971 after graduating from Muskegon Catholic High School and was stationed in Marysville, ...

BARBARA ANN DIAMOND

Barbara Ann Diamond, 92, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at her home. Barbara Ann Oliver was born March 23, 1926 in Alpena to the late Merville and Gladys (Bloom) Oliver. On Dec. 7, 1950 she married Clair Diamond. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2013. She worked as a ...

Gustava Edwards

EDWARDS, Gustava, age 85, of Huron Beach, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena on Sept. 10, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Drew-Murphy of Largo, Fla.; three grandsons, Kevin, Jason and Jeffrey; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Racette of St. Clair Shores. ...

Chester Frederick

FREDERICK, Chester Enid, 98, died on Sept. 1, 2018. She is survived by her three children Andrew (Deborah), James and Carol (Tim Travis) Frederick; four nieces; and many cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 22 at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena with the Very Rev. ...