Obituaries

MELISSA A. BOLES

Gwinn, Mich. Melissa Ann Boles, 45, of Gwinn, passed away Feb. 14, 2019 at UP Health System-Marquette after a brief illness. Melissa was born on Jan. 4, 1974 in Alpena, Mich. Missy loved working with computers, enjoyed garage sales, cooking (which she learned from her mother), shopping ...

Ronnie Dault

DAULT, Ronnie J., 56, died Sunday morning, Feb. 17, 2019, in Ossineke Township. Surviving are his beloved wife Tricia; his mother Virginia (VanWormer) Dault; children Jody of Gaylord, Jacky of Gaylord, Ronnie of Alpena, and Samantha of Ypsilanti; two brothers Albert (Becky) and Paul both of ...

Herbert Kemnitz

KEMNITZ, Herbert Leonard, 90, of Ossineke, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, with his wife at his side. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Gladys; three sons, Erich (Karin) of Northville, Mich., Michael (Caroline) of Beverly Hills, Mich., Karl (Amber) of Maroa, Ill.; daughter, Laura Edwards ...

ROSA MARIE MORRISON

Rosa Marie Morrison, 79, of Hillman, entered eternal peace on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at MediLodge of Hillman. Rosa was born on Jan. 17, 1940 to the late Leroy and Lena (L’Heureux) Mayville in Grosse Isle, Mich. Later in life Rosa developed the desire and compassion to volunteer at St. ...

HANS WALDMAR BACH

Hans Waldmar Bach, age 97, of Atlanta, Mich., service to our Lord and work for humanity complete, departed earth on the wings of angels to rejoin his treasured wife of 53 years. June has been patiently waiting for his heavenly embrace since her ascension on March 31, 2007. Hans was born ...

DORRIS ELAINE KRUEGER

Dorris Elaine Krueger, age 86, of Hawks, passed away Feb. 16, 2019 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey with her family by her side. Mrs. Krueger is survived by five sons, Terry of Brighton, Eugene (Barb), Gerald (Mary), Rodney (Aimee) and Charles (Michelle) all of Hawks; 11 grandchildren, Josh ...

RICHARD W. O’LEARY

Richard W. “Dick” O’Leary, USMC Ret, 73, returned to his heavenly home on Feb. 12, 2019 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in Jesus Christ supported him in his final fight and ultimately brought him a sense of peace and joy that ...

NORMA JEAN GIBES

Norma Jean Gibes, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by love. She was the loving mother of Thaddeus (Pamela) and Michael and the loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Norma is survived by her sister, Joan (Donald) LaFleche, Therese Gibes, Kenneth Luebke, Pat ...

PATRICIA JOANNE TIEFEL

Patricia Joanne Tiefel, 78, of Clay City, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 in Terre Haute, Ind. Patricia was born Oct. 5, 1940 in Alpena, Mich., to Henry J. Bedard and Emily (St. Charles) Bedard. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Paul C. Newhouse. Patricia is ...

SOPHIA HOLDA

Sophia Holda, age 98, of Cheboygan, formerly of Alpena, died at The Brook of Cheboygan on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The daughter of Vincent and Alexandra (Hadupski) Burasinski, Sophia was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. Blessed with 53 years of marriage, she wed George R. Holda at All ...

Leonard Gabrysiak

GABRYSIAK, Leonard Theodore, 88, of Rogers City, died at home on Feb. 13, 2019. He is survived by his son, Leonard II, of Rogers City. Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. through time of his memorial mass at 10 a.m. with Father Arthur ...

PHYLLIS PATRICIA KENNEDY

Phyllis (Pat) Patricia Kennedy, 88, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was survived by her children, Bonnie Duby (Nate Wodja), Diane Kennedy-Kus (Chuck Kus), Janet Burton (Ken Burton), and Charlie Kennedy; eight grandchildren; 15 ...

Phyllis Patricia Kennedy

KENNEDY, Phyllis Patricia, 88, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Kalman L. Szabo

SZABO, Kalman L., 97, of Grand Lake, died Feb. 12, 2019 at Medilodge in Rogers City. He is survived by three daughters, Ethel Szabo of Eastpointe, Marie (Greg) Hamel of Rogers City and Evelyn (John) Jameson of Cass City, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Friends may visit ...

ROBERT ALAN BALL

Robert Alan Ball, 72, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Mr. Ball was born on April 7, 1946 in Jackson, Mich., to Robert A. Whedon Sr. and Luella M. (Green) Dawson. He was raised by his adoptive father David G. Ball. He is survived by his mother, Luella (Green) Dawson of ...

LOIS CHRISTINA BELL

Lois Christina Bell passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the age of 98 in Alpena, Mich. Lois Christina Nordstrom was born May 15, 1920 in Sault Ste. Marie to the late John and Lillian (Eagle) Nordstrom. On Oct. 8, 1940 she married Cecil Bell. He preceded her in death on ...

CHRISTINE CATHERINE CHALUPNICZAK

Christine Catherine Chalupniczak age 96 of Posen passed away Feb. 10, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center -Alpena. She was born Aug. 24, 1922 in Posen to Leo and Stella (Krajniak) Wcisel. Christine is survived by her son, Edwin (Mary) Hall of Alpena; five grandchildren, Jason (Kristine) ...

HELEN LILLIAN ODOM

Helen Lillian Odom, 103, of Alpena, formerly of Lincoln Park, passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2019 at Turning Brook Assisted Living in Alpena, Mich.. Helen was born March 29, 1915 to Lillian and Peter Ziemba. She married Roby Raymond Odom on May 25, 1934 and the two shared 56 years of ...

RICHARD WILLIAM SPENCER

Richard William Spencer, 69, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Richard was born May 18, 1949 in Rogers City to the late Albert and Carla (Richards) Spencer. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 20, 1978, he ...

Susan Martindale

MARTINDALE, Susan Margaret, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Peter Avalos; brother, Jay (Michelle). Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.