Obituaries

SUSAN K. COURECH

Susan K. Courech, 68, of Alpena, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Susan was born July 1, 1950 in Niles, Mich., to the late John and Louise (Gilmore) Earl. She graduated from Utica High School in 1968. She went on to attend Oakland University where ...

Irene Freel

FREEL, Irene H., 93, of Millersburg, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Onaway. She is survived by her daughter, Torry (Tim) Horrocks, of Onaway, sons Dick (Sue), of Cedarville, Jerry (Wendy), of Millersburg, and Bryan (Nicki), of Onaway, son-in-law Gary (Carolyn) ...

MARIAN ELIZABETH NEALE

Marian Elizabeth (VanVraken) Neale of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband at Leti’s assisted living facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of 94. Marian was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Jan. 10, 1925, the daughter of the ...

David Devries

DEVRIES, David, 59, of Ossineke, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

BETTE BREGE

On April 13, 2019, Bette Brege left her earthly body to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She joined her husband, Harry Brege, who preceded her in death. Bette passed away at her home with her loving children, Brad (Allendale, MI) and Jill, at her side. In addition to her ...

Susan Courech

COURECH, Susan, 68, of Alpena, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her husband Gregory; three children, Kimberly Tucker, John, and Lisa Courech. Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at McWilliams Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until ...

LAVON DELL JAMES

Lavon Dell James, 69, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her little piece of heaven in Port Richey, Fla., surrounded by family and her love, Don Spindler. Lavon was born Oct. 12, 1949 to the late Chet and Vergie James. She worked as a business owner/bookkeeper for many years. She later ...

RICHARD JAMES KING

Richard James King Sr., 91, of Alpena entered eternal peace on Sat. April 13, 2019. He was a very loving father and devoted man of faith that will be deeply missed by all. Dick was born on July 26, 1927 to the late Clarence and Valere (Creguer) King in Highland Park, Mich. Dick served in the ...

RAYMOND ERNEST WEGMEYER

Raymond “Bud” Ernest Wegmeyer, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in Turning Brook. Raymond was born April 26, 1928, in Ossineke Township to the late Herman and Esther (Brandt) Wegmeyer. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Dolores Beck. She preceded him in death on ...

Nancy Charlotte Bennett

BENNETT, Nancy Charlotte, 79, from Hillman, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She is survived by her children, Terri, Paul (Jenny), Jimmy (Jennifer), Chris, Kevin (Jenny), Chuck (Kelly), sister, Betty, brother, Pep, 16 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will take place ...

Susan Courech

COURECH, Susan, 68, of Alpena, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Clayton R. Patterson

PATTERSON, Clayton R., 67, of Alpena, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Medilodge of Hillman. Clayton is survived by sister, Diane (Richard) McGinn, of Onaway, and two nieces and their children. Cremation arrangements were in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.

JENNIE BESSIE ANDERSON

Jennie Bessie Anderson, age 92, of Harrisville, Mich., formerly of Flint, Mich., passed away on April 10, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She was born on March 5, 1927 in Mikado, Mich., to the late George and Bessie (Nevin) Loyer. Jennie took pride in her role as both a wife and a ...

Nancy Bennett

BENNETT, Nancy, 79, of Hillman, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Shirley Davies

DAVIES, Shirley M., 96, of Huron Beach, died on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at Nash Manor, Onaway. She is survived by her son, Daniel, of Huron Beach, a niece and a friend. Cremation arrangements were in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.

JUDITH LEE DEAN

Judith “Judy” Lee Dean, 77, of Gaylord, passed away at Medilodge of Gaylord on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Judy was born in Oregon on Feb. 24, 1942 and the family moved to Alpena, Mich., in 1957. She is a graduate of Alpena High ...

Harbin Mosier

MOSIER, Harbin Dick, 87, of Lachine, died March 20, 2019 at home in Waianae, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Lachine, daughter, Sharon, of Tennessee, sons Charles (Tiger), of Honolulu, Charles W., of Honolulu, and Brian, of Denver, Colo. Memorial service arrangements are ...

Clayton Patterson

PATTERSON, Clayton R., 67, of Alpena, died Thursday April 11, 2019 at Medilodge of Hillman. Surviving are his sister, Diane (Richard) McGinn, of Onaway, two nieces, son, Jake, and daughters, Ashley and Caitlyn. Cremation arrangements were in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home.

LORNA MAY McEWEN

Lorna May McEwen, 91, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and friends. Lorna May Gouine was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Cheboygan, Mich., to the late Ernie and Bertha (Phillips) Gouine. On Aug. 13, 1946, she married Roy McEwen. He preceded her in death ...

Bobbi Fencl

FENCL, Bobbi, 67, of Alpena, died at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home and will be announced in a future edition of The News.