Obituaries

Wanda Idalski

IDALSKI, Wanda Jane, 92, of Rogers City died peacefully at home on March 22, 2017. She is survived by two children, Gerald (Judi) of Ocqueoc and Elaine Idalski of Rogers City; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; five ...

GARNET LEE WERTH

Garnet Lee (Daniels) Werth, 75, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. Garnet was born May 18, 1941 in Sault St. Marie, and resided in Hubbard Lake, Mich. Garnet is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Lowell G. Werth; daughters Nichole ...

WILLIAM DONALD BURNS

William “Bill” Donald Burns, 75, of Traverse City passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home. Bill was born on Jan. 25, 1942, in Alpena, Mich., to the late Frank and Florence (Murray) Burns as one of 11 children. He married Shirley Ann Bilow on Jan. 31, 1975, in Traverse ...

Wanda Idalski

IDALSKI, Wanda Jane, 92 of Rogers City died March 22, 2017 at home. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

NORMA ELIZABETH MILES

Norma (Betty) Miles, 88, of Lachine passed away after a series of strokes. She joined her husband, Bill, who passed away last August. Norma Wright was born June 4, 1928, to the late Ralph and Cecile (Faunce) Wright. She spent her years living in East Lansing, Tucson, Ariz., and Alpena, ...

GRACE ARLENE BEAUDOIN

Grace Arlene Beaudoin, 84, of Alpena passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Grace Arlene Wyman was born on April 8, 1932, in Alpena to the late Lorenzo and Edna (Captain) Wyman. On May 15, 1950, she married Gerald Beaudoin. He preceded her in death on April 23, ...

ALBERT FREDRICK ELLER

Albert Fredrick “Zuck” Eller Jr., 89, of Alpena died Feb. 24, 2017, at Tendercare Greenview in Alpena, Mich. He was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Alpena. Zuck is predeceased by his parents, Albert Sr. and Mildred (Schubert) Eller, brother William Eller, sister Lorraine Eller, and longtime ...

ARLENE M. SZEJBACH

Arlene M. Szejbach, 83, a lifelong resident of Alpena went to be in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was beloved by all that beloved her. Arlene was an obstinate woman who marched to a different drummer, giving her that unique ...

Grace Beaudoin

BEAUDOIN, Grace Arlene, 84, of Alpena died on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. A private graveside service will take place.

KEVIN ANDREWS CARIGON

Kevin Andrews Carigon, 65, of Atlanta, Mich., died peacefully, surrounded by family on March 16, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born on April 13, 1951, in Ionia, Mich., the son of Glen and Phyllis (Andrews) Carigon. He grew up in the Ionia area, graduating from ...

FRANKLIN JOHN DICK

Franklin John Dick, 73, of Hillman passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. Frank was born on Feb. 27, 1944, in Alpena County to the late Franklin and Margaret (Crawford) Dick. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1965-1967. On June 22, 1968, he married Donna ...

ELSIE A. MONTI

Elsie A. Monti, 91, of Alpena passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at her home. Elsie A. Standen was born in Alpena on Oct. 10, 1925, to the late James and Martha (Johnson) Standen and married Donald Monti, Sr. on March 22, 1943. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1999. Elsie enjoyed sewing ...

FRANKLIN G. RENDERS

Franklin G. Renders, 97, of Maumee, Ohio, and formerly of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away on March 15, 2017, at Elizabeth Scott Community. He was born in Detroit, Mich., to Frank and Alma (Kaltz) Renders on Nov. 30, 1919. He worked as an Electrician at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport for ...

THERESA B. VANWAGNER

Theresa B. VanWagner, 93, of Alpena passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home. Theresa Blanca Piantkowski was born in Alpena on April 18, 1923, to the late Vincent and Suzanne Piantkowski and married Cecil Harry VanWagner on Feb. 1, 1941. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, ...

MARGIE ELIZABETH BUCK

Margie Elizabeth (Anderson) Buck, 87, of Alpena passed away peacefully Saturday, March 18, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Margie Elizabeth King was born to the late John and Lillian (Richardson) King on Feb. 17, 1930 in Barton City. She married Nada H. ...

Shelly Hyde

HYDE, Shelly 59 of Onaway, died Thursday March 16, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She is survived by her husband Tim; daughter Shilo Furgeson (Jim Shephard) of Onaway and son Logan (Katlin) Hyde, also of Onaway; four grandchildren, Emerie, Gavyn, Shawny and Joshua; a ...

GERALD R. LEGINZA

Gerald “Jerry” R. Leginza, 78, of Presque Isle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Jerry was born Aug. 21, 1938 in Detroit to the late Peter and Jane (Cisek) Leginza. On Aug. 28, 1993 he married Judy Heath, retired from the Chrysler Corp. and established their ...

Sheryl McCoy

MCCOY, Sheryl 50, of Black River, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Alpena. She is survived by three sons, Christopher (Jillian Samotis) McCoy, Jordan (Sarah Kowalewsky) McCoy, and Conner (Hayley Conner) McCoy; her mother, Darlene (Michael) Chadkewicz; two sisters, ...

Elsie Monti

MONTI, Elsie 91 of Alpena died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

GILLIAN ENVYS REPATH

Gillian Envys Repath, 75, of Alpena passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Jessie’s Place AFC Home in Alpena. Gillian Edwards was born on April 3, 1941, to the late Fredrick and Joyce (Lewis) Edwards. On Dec. 17, 1960, she married Paul Repath. Surviving are her husband, Paul; two ...