Obituaries

JAMES EDWARD DINGESS

James Edward Dingess, 31, of Alpena, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. James was born March 1, 1986, to Woodrow and Annette Dingess in Flint, Mich. James enjoyed playing pool in the Alpena Pool League, cooking, taking in bargains at garage sales, and was a huge U of M football fan, but what ...

ELDON DEAN KRENTZ

Eldon “Yogi” Dean Krentz, 81, of Alpena died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Yogi was born Jan. 19, 1936 to Adolf and Emma (Bruski) Krentz in Hubbard Lake, Mich. Throughout his life Yogi learned to love everything outdoors including hunting, fishing, and ...

Patricia Clarkson

CLARKSON, Patricia (Randall), of Arcadia, Calif., died at the Arcadia Health Center on Nov. 13, 2017. Surviving are her nieces, Judy Randall Reimann of Alpena, and Karen Randall Bromund of Apple Valley, Minn; a step-daughter, and two step-sons of California. Private interment is at Live ...

INARA KURT

Died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 TRAVERSE CITY —Inara “Muts” Kurt of Traverse City, age 74, passed away suddenly on Tuesday Nov.14, 2017 doing something she loved dearly, working in her garden. Inara was born in Riga, Latvia on Nov. 25, 1942. She and her family immigrated to Grand ...

RAY J. WOZNIAK

Ray J. Wozniak, age 84, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 11, 2017. He was born Aug. 9, 1933 in Posen, Mich., to the late Valentine and Julia (Wisniewski) Wozniak. The youngest of nine children. Ray grew up in Posen and graduated from Alpena High School. After graduation ...

LUCILLE MAY DAULT

Lucille May Dault, 79, of Alpena, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at home. Lucille was born Oct. 14, 1938 in Alpena to Muriel and Violet (Allen) Haltiner. She was a lifelong resident of the Alpena area and on Aug. 18, 1957 she married Ivan Dault. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, ...

Barbara Stiles

STILES, Barbara Jean , age 79, of Onaway died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at home. She is survived by her long time companion Bill Waldie of Onaway; her daughters, Tammy Stiles (Al Benaway) and Tina Stiles (Ted Riley) both of Onaway; son, John (Joslyn Ganske) of Onaway; 12 grandchildren, 14 ...

Lucille Dault

DAULT, Lucille M. 79, of Alpena, died Sunday, Nov, 12, 2017 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena in a future edition of The News.

PATRICIA E. BROOKS

Patricia E. Brooks, 82, of Huachuca City, Ariz., formerly of Alpena, was called home to The Lord, on Nov. 8, 2017. She is survived by her children Mike and Kelly Rondeau, Cheryl Rondeau, Joy (Rondeau) and Randy Royer, Doug and Rose Rondeau, Lisa (Rondeau) Hildebrand and Dale Woodruff, ...

DENNIS SCOTT GARRISON

Dennis Scott Garrison, 66, of Hillman passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at home. Dennis was born Dec.18, 1950, in Grand Rapids to the late Bobby and Beverly (Fisher) Garrison. On Nov. 1, 1975, he married Wendy Sue Hubert. Dennis owned and operated Rye Agency in Rogers City for over the ...

KENNETH POLLEY

Kenneth Polley, 61, of Alpena, died Friday Oct. 27, 2017, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center- Midland. Mr. Polley was born May 12, 1956, in Pontiac, Mich., to George and Bonnie Polley. He is survived by sons, Matthew Polley of Texas, and Steven Polley of Alpena, daughter, Jasmine Polley, ...

Dorthy Smith

The burial service for Dorthy Smith has been changed from gravesite service to service in the Evergreen Chapel Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.

Lavern Cole

COLE, Lavern J., 70, of Greenbush died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at MediLodge of Hillman. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Nicholas A. Saiz, Neal J. (Kelli) Saiz, and Jason J.; and three grandchildren. Cremation services were made though Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. No ...

John A. McVeety

Feb. 24, 1945 to Nov. 2, 2017 A Public Visitation with the family open to the public, will be on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. The family will be on hand during this time and invite all that would like to come to pay their respects. Both visitation and ...

JOHN A. MCVEETY

John A. McVeety, 72, of Alpena passed away suddenly Nov. 2, 2017. Born on Feb. 24, 1945, in Eldora, Iowa, the middle child and eldest son of Eldon and Nina (Pritchard) McVeety. Beloved husband and loving soul mate of 32 years to Katharine Mae Kuchinski. Loving father to Benjamin (Suanne ...

LEE ROBERT WASHBURN

Lee Robert Washburn, 93, of Alpena passed peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Lee was born in Battle Creek on May 9, 1924, to the late Lee and Margaret (McDonald) Washburn and the late second father, Leo Schroder. On Feb. 25, 1943, he married his best friend, Mary Jean Baker; a love ...

Darek Dennis

DENNIS, Darek J., 23, of Onaway on Friday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Bismarck, N.D. He is survived by his wife, Terri; two daughters, Avah Joyce and Aaleiyah Marie of Onaway; mother, Tara Livel of Onaway; father Ernie of Montana; three sisters, Jaidyn Lively of Onaway, Taylor Lively of Saginaw and ...

ROBERT J. HUNT

Robert J. Hunt, age 68 of Lake Esau, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. He was born April 7, 1949, in Owosso to Earl and Mary (Krsa) Hunt. Bob graduated from Chesaning High School in 1967, Northern Michigan University in 1971 then went on to receive ...

LINDA JO KLEMENS

Linda Jo (Snyder) Klemens, 70, of Hubbard Lake passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at her home on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Linda Jo Snyder was born in Harrisville on May 29, 1947, to the late Walter and Violet (Gerow) Snyder. On Sept. 2, 1967, she married Craig Klemens ...

Raymond Nagi

NAGI, Raymond S., 73 of Krakow Township died Nov. 6, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, Anthony of Topinabee, Patrick (Ann) of Grant Park, Ill., Angela Nagi of Gaylord, and Deborah (William) Brown of Boyne City; four grandchildren, Chloe, Sophie, Will and ...