Obituaries

JOHN L. BETTERLY

John L. Betterly, 50, of Florida passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Parrish Medical Center. John was born Dec. 22, 1966, in Newberry to Gilbert and Donna (Maki) Betterly. Surviving are his five children, Nicole Betterly, Sara Betterly, Karlye Betterly, Allissa Holsworth, Austin ...

MARY H. BUTCH

Mary Butch, age 89, of Alpena and Ossineke, passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Mary is survived by her daughter Priscilla Olsen (David) of Saline, Mich.; son Gregory Butch (Linda) of Harrison Twp., Mich.; son Gerald Butch (Diane) of ...

Charles Prittie

PRITTIE, Charles Onis, 94, of Ossineke died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He has been taken for cremation by McWilliams Funeral Home – Alpena. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Ossineke United Methodist Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service ...

JAMES PATRICK ROY

James Patrick Roy, 93, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. James was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Alpena to the late Joseph and Stella (Maciejewski) Roy. On May 28, 1949, he married Alice Timmreck. James served in the United States Marine Corps. ...

MARVELLA HILDEGUARD WOOLL

Marvella Hildeguard Wooll, 92, of 489 Oliver St. Alpena, was called to the Lord's House Sunday, Sept.17, 2017 after an extended stay at Sally’s Care Home. Marvella was born Jan. 22, 1925, to Edward and Hedwig (Ritthaler) Kramm. She was a lifelong resident of Alpena and worked at the ...

Martin Glaser

GLASER, Martin W., 72, of Clio died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CHARLES ONIS PRITTIE

Charles Onis Prittie, 94, of Ossineke went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He was born to Leonard G. and Helen A. (Underhill) Prittie in Natural Bridge, N.Y. on April 29, 1923. After his service in WWII he married Iris Beryle (Birdie) Vollen. They moved to Ossineke in ...

LENA L. GUARESIMO

Lena Guaresimo, age 92, a resident of Village Manor Retirement Home in Hartland Mich., passed away suddenly at SJMH Oakland on Sept. 11, 2017. She suffered a massive stroke Sept. 8 2017. She was born to Gotfried and Sophia Wentland in Wilson Twp, Alpena County Dec. 11, 1924. She received her ...

Charles Prittie

PRITTIE, Charles Onis, 94, of Ossineke died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He has been taken for cremation by McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Ossineke from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service ...

Eric Bartz

BARTZ, Eric Richard, 54, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CAROLA VIVIAN COHN

Carola Vivian Cohn transitioned on Sept. 11, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She is survived by Stuart, her husband of 68 years; her three daughters, Laura (Terry) Knight, Ellen Cohn, and Nancy Cohn; her grandsons, Kyle Knight, Justin Burke and Joshua Burke; and many ...

DOROTHY HEIMNICK

Dorothy Heimnick (Domke), 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed into the presence of God on Sept. 4, 2017 in Florida. She was born Oct. 22, 1932 in Alpena, Mich., to the late Jesse and Edna Plume. Dorothy was a member of Charlotte Co. Genealogy Club, Daughters of the American Revolution and ...

Dorothy Spahr

SPAHR, Dorothy J. Skuse, 81, of Oscoda, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Lincoln Haven Nursing Home in Lincoln. Dorothy is survived by her four children, Roberta (Sam) Montgomery of Los Angeles, Rosalie (Tim) West of Mikado, Roy (Krissy) Bolton of Davenport, Fla., and Roxann (Mike) Larrabee of ...

Marvella Wooll

WOOLL, Marvella Hildeguard, 92, of Alpena, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at Sally’s Care Home. She is survived by her three children, Robert, Marva Smith and Richard; eight grandchildren, David, Lisa, Heather, Ryan, Eric, Trevor, Melissa and Matthew; eight great-grandchildren; a sister ...

THEODORE ZUBAL

Theodore Zubal age 84, of Alpena passed away Sept. 15, 2017 at Tendercare Alpena. He was born May 21, 1933 in Detroit to Simon and Rose (Gabeletto) Zubal. Mr. Zubal and his wife Loretta owned and operated Zubal Party All in Presque Isle for many years. He enjoyed hunting deer and ...

Berniece Blackmer

BLACKMER, Berniece Mae, 89, of Belknap died on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Evergreen AFC Home. She is survived by sister-in-law, Florence Blackmer of Rogers City and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside services will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at St. John Lutheran ...

DORIS JUNE KALITTA

Doris June Kalitta passed away peacefully at the home of her niece and nephew Jean and Andy Feldhiser in Clermont, Fla., and is now with the Lord. Doris was born on June 14, 1920 and was a Belknap Township resident. She is survived by multiple nephews, nieces and family and friends. She ...

Carol Mason

MASON, Carol, 88, of Onaway died on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Nash Manor in Onaway. She is survived by sons, Tim (Pam) of Onaway, Mick (Rea) of Onaway; four grandchildren, Sarah, Shannon, Justin, and Ashley, and four great-grandchildren. Visitation is on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. ...

Bernice Olson

OLSON, Bernice Emily, 76, of Hillman, died at her residence on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Martin; son, Martin (Diana) of Hillman; daughters, Lourie Cook and Sandra (Randy) Piotraczk both of Burton, Mich.; five grandchildren, Alexander, Jillian, Shelby, Martin T, ...

THEODOCIA R. TADAJEWSKI

Theodocia R. Tadajewski, 90, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at home of her son on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 surrounded by her family. On Dec. 17, 1926, Theodocia was born to the late Francis and Ethel (Reynolds) LaCombe. On Jan. 14, 1946, she married Clarence Tadajewski at St. Bernard ...