Obituaries

Robenna Dupart

DUPART, Robenna, 80, of Alpena died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Sally's Care Home in Alpena. She is survived by three children, Vickie (Leif) Pedersen, Donald (Deanna), David (Kathy); nine grandchildren, Angela, Eric, Sheri, Dana, Danielle, Dustin Kirsten, Curtis and Travis; 13 ...

JIM GILBO

Jim Gilbo, 84, of Leelanau County, died at Munson Hospice House on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. By his side were his son, Bob, and family friends. His wife Diane, and daughter Carol preceded him in death. His sisters Joan Lamorandier and Rose Mary Struble of Kalamazoo also preceded him in death. ...

Scott Haseltine

HASELTINE, Scott A., 71, of Onaway died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette; one son, Eric; one sister, Marilyn Haseltine; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. A cook-out to celebrate ...

Alfred Nensewitz

NENSEWITZ, Alfred, 94, of Alpena, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena in a future edition of The News.

Donna Soules

SOULES, Donna M., 81, of Afton died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at home. She is survived by her husband, Jim; two sons, Ed (Lynn) of Montrose and Brett (Sue) of Afton; two daughters, Christine (Michael) Ketola of Durand and Robin (Brian) Ridgeway of Falkville, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 25 ...

LORNA JEAN LITZNER

Lorna Jean Litzner age 64 of Rogers City passed away at home on Feb. 17, 2017. She was born Oct. 4, 1952 in Saginaw to Martin and Virginia (Loomis) Litzner. Lorna was employed for many years with Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health. She loved her cats. Lorna is survived by ...

MARTHA ROSE MISIAK

Martha Rose Misiak, age 90, of Posen, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at home. Martha was born on Sept. 13, 1926 in Posen to Stanley and Rose Wozniak. On Sept. 2, 1946 she married John Misiak, Jr. at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church in Posen where they lived and raised their ...

DONNA MARIE NIEDZIELSKI

Donna Marie Niedzielski, 62, of Hillman passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Donna Marie Allen was born in Alpena on Aug. 21, 1954 to the late Thomas and Marie (Klein) Allen. She married Frank Niedzielski on July 21, 1996. He preceded her in death on ...

CRYSTAL LYNN OBUCHOWSKI

Crystal Lynn Obuchowski, 35, of Alpena passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Crystal was born on March 31, 1981, in Alpena to James and Betty (McKay) Obuchowski. She has always had a love for animals. Surviving are her son, Grant Rings; fiance Doug Rings; parents, James and Betty ...

Dorothy Stang

STANG, Dorothy, 94, of Spruce, died Feb. 17, 2017. Arrangements are in care of McWilliams Funeral Home and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

DENNIS ALLAN KREFT

Dennis Allan Kreft age 63 of Rogers City passed away Feb. 15, 2017 at Rogers City Tendercare. He was born Aug. 20, 1953 in Rogers City to Philip and Isabelle (Wirgau) Kreft. Dennis graduated from Rogers City High School in 1971. On April 8, 1972 he married Kim Vekaryasz at St. Michael ...

ROBERT A. STYPICK

Robert A. Stypick, 62, of Ossineke passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at MediLodge of Hillman. Robert was born Oct. 28, 1954, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Charles and Helen (Hardcastle) Stypick. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 27, 2000, he married ...

ELMER WILLIAM BALLER

Capt. Elmer William Baller, USN Ret., 82, died on Feb. 8, 2017, in Edinburgh, Texas, from acute leukemia. He was born July 25, 1934, in Belknap, Mich., to William and Florence Baller. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 21, 1952. After 12 years enlisted status, he was commissioned on ...

Michael Lijewski

LIJEWSKI, Michael James, 64, of Posen died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Michael of Grayling and Steven (Monica) of Wyoming; daughter, Andrea (Harold) Quick of Posen; five grandchildren, Jordan, Kaylee, Austin, Leiana and Bransyn; nine ...

ELMER FRED SCHULTZ

Elmer Fred Schultz, 91, of Ossineke passed away on Feb. 13, 2017, at The Country House. Elmer was the son of Gustave and Alvina (Siewert) Schultz of Ossineke Township, born on May 31, 1925. He married Frances Schultz on Sept. 11, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron by the Rev. ...

VIRGINIA THOMPSON

Virginia “Ginger” Thompson, 89, of Long Rapids died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Ginger was born Nov. 19, 1927, to Arthur and Ellen (Bartley) Hull. She was preceded in death by her first husband Karl MacArthur before later marrying Jesse Thompson. Ginger had a big heart and loved taking ...

ROBERT JAMES CENTALA

Robert “Bob” James Centala, age 88, of Rogers City passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 13, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. His passing was the result of a stroke suffered on Feb. 8, 2017, while doing what he did best: Singing ...

CLIFFORD ROBERT KORTMAN

Clifford Robert Kortman, age 89, of Rogers City passed away Feb. 14, 2017, at Golden Beach Manor. He was born on the family farm in Ocqueoc on May 26, 1927, to Robert and Lydia (Wiemert) Kortman. Cliff graduated from Onaway High School in 1947. After graduation he worked on the farm ...

Donavon Rice

RICE, Donavon D. Jr., 58, of Onaway died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at home. He is survived by two daughters, Abby Rice (Keith Harfert) and Katie Wolgast, both of Onaway; three sons, Brian (Becky) Wolgast, Joe (Nichole) Wolgast and Jim (Laura) Wolgast, all of Onaway; 15 grandchildren; three ...

SAMUEL IRVAN BUCKLEY

Samuel Irvan Buckley, age 71 of Harrisville, Mich., died at home on Feb. 10, 2017. Born Aug. 5, 1945, to Buck and Katherine (Grace) Buckley in Detroit, he was raised there. On Nov. 6, 1986, he married Ida Cramer in Greenbush. Sam retired from the Operating Engineers’ Local 324. He loved ...