Obituaries

JANICE I. ADRIAN

Janice I. Adrian, 87, of Alpena, went to be with Her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 21, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. Janice was born in Moltke, Mich., on March 12, 1930, to the late Edward Sr., and Ida (Schaedig) Karsten. She graduated from Traverse City School of Nursing as an ...

GEORGE E. BUTLER

George E. Butler, 88, of Alpena passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, at his home. George was born on May 10, 1929, in Holly, Mich., to the late Aubrey and Jean (Archer) Butler. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Oct. 31, 1952, he married Betty Stone. She preceded him ...

CATHERINE A. ELLSWORTH

St. Johns, Mich. “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know he sees it.” William Dean Howells Catherine A. Ellsworth died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the age of 82. She was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Alpena, Mich., the daughter of Thomas and ...

MICHAEL R. GUTHRIE

Michael R. (Gus) Guthrie left this world suddenly on July 17, 2017, in Detroit. He was born on Aug. 23, 1977, to David and Rose Marie (Glazier) Guthrie. As a youngster, he was involved in baseball at every level and basketball. While at Alpena High School his focus turned to football. After ...

Patricia Halleck

HALLECK, Patricia Ann, 70 of Long Lake died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital-Ann Arbor. Arrangements are incomplete and a complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Esther Leaym

LEAYM, Esther J., 81, of Alpena died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June, 6, 2017. She is survived by her four children, Derald (Susan) of Alpena, Brenda (Bruce) Stevens of Alpena, Vicki (Bill) Bahling of Arizona, and Joan (John) Skiba of Alpena; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; ...

MARIA SENCHUK

Maria Senchuk, age 93, passed away at home July 20, 2017, surrounded by loving family. Maria Kodynsky was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Grigoriewka, Ukraine. She married Kenneth R. Senchuk April 23, 1947, in Sonthoven, Germany, shortly after World War II. Ken brought her home to Alpena, Mich., ...

Shirley Ulch

ULCH, Shirley M., 80, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Per her wishes, she has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery

MARIA SENCHUK

Maria Senchuk, age 93, passed away at home July 20, 2017, surrounded by loving family. Maria Kodynsky was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Grigoriewka, Ukraine. She married Kenneth R. Senchuk April 23, 1947, in Sonthoven, Germany, shortly after World War II. Ken brought her home to Alpena, Mich., ...

Donald Gustafson

GUSTAFSON, Donald James, 36, of Belknap Township died July 19, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. He is survived by his parents, Art and Mary; brother, Paul; grandmother, Grace Woida; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 ...

Mary Jane Jutzi

JUTZI, Mary Jane, 81, of Moltke Township died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; her brother Tony (Alice) Hoitinga; seven children Marcia (Bruce) Butgereit of Grand Rapids, Jerry (Karen) Bruin of Greenville, Midge (Kevin) Krueger of ...

SUSAN KELLER

Sister Susan Keller, OP (the former Sister Lee Ann) of Grand Rapids (born in Alpena, Mich.), died on July 18, 2017. She was 70 years old and a Dominican Sister for 51 years. Sister Susan received a B.A. in sociology from Aquinas College and an M.A. in elementary administration from ...

Glenn Ritthaler

RITTHALER, Glenn, 54, of Alpena died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home. He is survived by his mother, Susie; and brother, Gary. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

MYLES A. SOMMERFELD

Myles went to be with the Lord Dec. 27, 2016. He passed away at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. He was born Jan. 2, 1937, to Theodore and Alvina Sommerfeld in Alpena, Mich. He married Jane Reed June 30, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, ...

Elizabeth Willis

WILLIS, Elizabeth, 76, of Alpena died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Richard; four children, Randolph (Samina) of Switzerland, Tracy (Steve) Arnold and Kevin (Margarita) both of Colorado, and Erik (Xochitl) of Chicago; 11 ...

Julia Atchison

There will be a memorial service for Julia Atchison — who died Feb. 23, 2017 — on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church.

Michael Guthrie

GUTHRIE, Michael Ryan, 39, of Alpena, died Monday, July 17, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Mary Jane Jutzi

JUTZI, Mary Jane, 81 of Moltke Township died peacefully at home on July 18, 2017. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke Township from 9 a.m. through time of funeral at 10 a.m. with Pastor ...

Roger Panich

PANICH, Roger Lawrence, 80, of Harrisville diedMonday, July 17, 2017 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two sons, Jeff (Billie) of Spruce, and Steve (Michelle) of Harrisville; two grandchildren, Kevin and Darien; and his brother Thomas (Patricia) of Knoxville, Tenn. He ...

Thomas Ronayne

There will be a memorial service for Thomas Ronayne — who died June 30, 2017 — on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Ossineke Eagles Club at 2 p.m.