Obituaries

MARILYN LEE DENMARK

Marilyn Lee Denmark, age 82 of Ossineke passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. On Oct. 19, 1936, Marilyn was born to the late Arthur and Doris (Robinson) Aldrich in Brockton, Mass. Marilyn married Clarence Ulch on Nov. ...

ANNE MARIE ILER

Anne Marie Iler, age 72, of Alpena passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Spectrum Heart Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. On Dec. 26, 1945, Anne was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Clarence D. and Eva (Edmonds) Hilla. She married Lawrence Iler on Dec. 26, 1966, at St. Mary Catholic ...

John Szczerowski

SZCZEROWSKI, John, 89, of Rogers City, died Dec. 15, 2018 at MediLodge of Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his memorial arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

Charmaine Taylor

TAYLOR, Charmaine Michele, 68, of Alpena, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at her home. Surviving are six siblings, Mary (Richard) Eby, Yvonne (Bob) Wilson, Joanne Jenceleski, Cecilia (Daniel) Bajema, Michael (Jody) Perreault, Colette (Jon Lambregtse) Perreault; many nieces and ...

RONALD WALTER WINTER

Ronald Winter, 77 of Ossineke, died Dec. 14, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, M Jean Gilliland; his son, Brian (Sara) Winter; two grandchildren, Maren and Eli; a brother, Greg (Jan) Winter and a sister, Debra (Larry) Clark; several nieces and ...

NANCY GALER

Nancy (Wilkins) Galer, 83 of Hanover Park, Ill., formerly of Alpena, died Nov. 30, 2018 in Hanover Park, Ill. She was born April 15, 1935 in Alpena, and was a 1953 graduate of Alpena High School. She married Richard E. Galer in Alpena, Feb. 26, 1966; they were married for 45 years. Since ...

WILLIAM D. KALTRIDER

William D. Kaltrider, 89, of Alpena, died on Dec. 14, 2018, following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, sons Kevin (Tami) of Kelowna, British Columbia, Jeffery (Jan) of Owosso, Mich., Steve (Lisa) of Jenison, Mich., a daughter, Linda Beeman, of ...

DOLORES JUNE KUEBLER

Dolores June Kuebler, age 88, of Belknap Township passed away at home on Dec. 12, 2018. She was born in Rogers City, Mich. on June 9, 1930 to John and Margaret (Zempel) Wirgau. Dolores, who preferred to go by her middle name, June, was lovingly called “Neen” by her grandchildren and ...

MARTHA SMITH

Martha Smith, age 98, of Rogers City, passed away Dec. 13, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Belknap Township to August and Rose Kowalski. Martha was the last of five children. After her marriage to Hazen in 1940, she moved to Wayne County for five years. ...

Marilyn Denmark

DENMARK, Marilyn, 82, of Ossineke, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News. Online Condolences: www.karpushuntercares.com.

Anne Marie Iler

ILER, Anne Marie, 72, of Alpena, died Friday, Dece. 14, 2018, at Spectrum Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, a complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of the News. Online Condolences: www.karpushuntercares.com.

Ronald W. Winter

WINTER, Ronald W., 77, of Ossineke, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

GEORGE ROBERT BEDFORD

George Robert Bedford, 93, of Presque Isle, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at MediLodge of Rogers City. Bob was born on Feb. 22, 1925 in Lockport, N.Y. As a young man, Bob assisted his father in the family business where they manufactured their own cement blocks and built their own ...

Dolores June Kuebler

KUEBLER, Dolores June, 88, of Belknap Township, died Dec. 12, 2018 at home. Friends may visit at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Metz on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until time of her memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Ryan officiating. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete ...

Richard Eugene Pulley

PULLEY, Richard Eugene, 76, of Spruce, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by four children, Tamy Jo (Steven) Coy of Morris, Mich., Carol Lynn (Russell) Lawhead of Byron, Mich., Laura (Shane) Hadfield of Kendallville, Ind., and Rich (Megan) ...

George Bedford

BEDFORD, George Robert, 93, of Presque Isle, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at MediLodge of Rogers City. Bob is survived by four sons, George of Belleview, Fla., Dan (Vicki) of Ortonville, Mich., Steve (Companion Cindy) of Alpena, and Pat Bedford of Presque Isle, Mich.; three daughters, Linda ...

Jeri Bundy

BUNDY, Jeri L., 66, of Tower, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at home. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of Tower; son, Eric (Onna) Leach; grandsons, Cooper and Lucas Leach; sisters, Jordan Covell and Jill (Ray) Magley all of Tower; nieces, nephews, and many friends. Family will receive ...

Joan Grohowski

GROHOWSKI, Joan, 65, of Grand Lake, died peacefully at home on Dec, 10, 2018. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org

PAULA M. SCHIMMEL

Paula M. Schimmel, age 78, of Alpena, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, surrounded by her children and sister. On Oct. 12, 1940, Paula was born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Austin and Kathleen (Fitzgerald) Schimmel. She attended Mercy High School and Wayne State University. She joined ...

Randy Hilla

HILLA, Randy Frank, 63, of Alpena died Dec. 5, 2018 in Saginaw. He is survived by his siblings, Audrey (Walter) Vekaryasz, Shirley Burns, Jean (Greg) Castle, Tom (Darla), Ken (Karen) and Brian (Donna); and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on ...