Obituaries

Betty Hoeft

HOEFT, Betty V., 88, of Onaway died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by four daughters, Marian Hoffmeyer of Onaway, Donna Kawzinski of Onaway, Teresa Watson (John Garner) of Belleville and Betty Jo Schultz (Roger Krafczik) of Hawks; six sons, ...

GARY STEPHEN KADRICH

Gary Stephen Kadrich, 67, of Alpena, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at home. Gary was born March 13, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Kenneth and Marie (Radzwion) Kadrich and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Nov. 28, 1969, he married Rosemary Giannola in Detroit. He ...

KENNETH ALAN NORTHRUP

Kenneth “Kenny” Alan Northrup, age 35, of Alpena, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kenneth was bon on July 2, 1981, in Alpena Mich. to Charles and Rita (Fenstermaker) Northrup. He graduated from Alpena High School in 2000. ...

KENNETH WALTER SOMMERFELD

Ken Sommerfeld, 83, of Davidson, N.C., passed away unexpectedly June 30, 2016. Born April 19, 1933, in Alpena, Mich., the second son of Edwin and Beatrice Sommerfeld. After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Valparaiso University, he served in the U.S. Navy as a carrier pilot. ...

Frederick Williams

WILLIAMS, Frederick R.,72, of Onaway died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Eisenhower Center, Ann Arbor. He is survived by two daughters, Christina Chaskey of Onaway and Jeannine (Steve) Scully of Onaway; five grandchildren; three sisters, Susan (Tom) Bregg of Battle Creek, Kathy Lake of ...

Richard Allan

ALLAN, Richard G., 75, of Onaway died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at home. He is survived by a daughter, Jean (Dennis) Ramsey of Whitmore Lake; three sons, Richard G. II (Jody) of Georgia, John B. (Shelby) of North Carolina and Scott J. of Whitmore Lake; six grandchildren; three ...

Kenneth Northrup

NORTHRUP, Kenneth Allen, 35 of Alpena died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. 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.

SOPHIA L. ORBAN

Sophia “Sophie” L. Orban, age 87, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Sophia was born on Aug. 14, 1929, to the late Alex and Mary (Yarch) Krawczak in Rogers City, Mich. On Nov. 6, 1950, she married Leonard ...

KENNETH WALTER SOMMERFELD Ken Sommerfeld, 83, of Davidson, N.C., passed away unexpectedly June 30, 2016. Born April 19, 1933, in Alpena, Mich., the second son of Edwin and Beatrice Sommerfeld. After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Valparaiso University, he served in the ...

Kim Brown

BROWN, Kim C., age 63, of Mt. Pleasant formerly of Onaway died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at MediLodge of Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by four brothers, Allen (Linda) of Swartz Creek, Kevin (Jackie) of Onaway, Kyle (Dianna) of Onaway, Kurt (Marleen) of Onaway; two sisters, Michelle (Skeeter) ...

LORACE E. BANNASCH

Lorace E. Bannasch, 96, of Ossineke passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Lorace was born on Oct. 8, 1920, in Sanborn Township to the late Emil and Louise (Behning) Bannasch. He engaged in farming all his life. Surviving are his brother, Richard (Vera) Bannasch; ...

JERRY L. HARVEY

Jerry L. Harvey of Alpena, Mich., age 78, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2017. Jerry was born in Scottville, Mich., and was raised in Muskegon. He graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1956, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, he ...

ANN KATHLEEN KOWALESKI (DEGE)

Ann Kathleen Kowaleski, age 82, of Pinconning passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Jan. 8, 2017, in Bay City. Ann was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Alpena to the late John and Gertrude (Ryan) Dege. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in Alpena in 1952. Ann married ...

Jill Loy

LOY, Jill Diane, 67 of Posen, died Jan. 14, 2017, at home. She is survived by two sons, Rodney of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Kenneth of Port Huron; granddaughter, Emma; two sisters, Cheryl Wixson of Posen and Denise Coward of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Private ...

Peggy Stapleton

STAPLETON, Peggy Sue, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her home in Rogers City following a battle with cancer. She is survived by her children, Leigh Ann and Jerrid; granddaughter, Madelyn Makushik; sister Sheila Angeloff and many other family members. Friends may visit at ...

Melanie Glentz

GLENTZ, Melanie Lynn, age 40 of Sheridan, died at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids on Jan. 12, 2017. Melanie is survived by her mother, Faye (Michael) Plume of Rogers City; two sisters, Mindy Glentz of Rogers City and Kayla Plume of Clinton Township; three nieces, Elly and Zoey Glentz and ...

RAYMOND L. LACROSS

Raymond L. LaCross, 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena. He was born Feb. 19, 1928 to the late Leo and Aurelia (St. Charles) LaCross in Flint. Ray served in the United States Air Force during ...

DOROTHY MURIEL FULLER

Dorothy Muriel Fuller, 99, of Hubbard Lake passed away Jan. 11, 2017, at Medilodge of Hillman. Dorothy Muriel Snyder was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Grand Marais, Mich., to the late Isaac and Nellie (Carpenter) Snyder. On July 8, 1944, she married Guy Fuller. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, ...

CARMEN ELAINE GLOMSKI

Carmen “Connie” Glomski, age 81, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Tendercare Greenview in Alpena. She was born on Oct. 13, 1935, in Alpena to the late Jeremiah and Alice (Carpenter) St. Onge. On May 14, 1955, she married Robert L. ...

Lester Walker

WALKER, Lester, 61, of Alpena died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Medilodge of Hillman. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at McWilliams Funeral Home - Alpena.