Obituaries

Calvin Howard

HOWARD, Calvin Lloyd Sr., 65, of Alpena, died on Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

RICHARD LEE

Reverend Richard Lee, 85, of Hubbard Lake, Mich., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 9 at his home. He was born on May 22, 1933 to Harry and Louise Lee in Detroit, and was raised there. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He married ...

RICHARD J. FATKA

Richard J. Fatka, age 86, of Presque Isle, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. On Jan. 28, 1932, Richard was born to the late Wenceslaus and Leocadia (Cierhusz) Fatka in Detroit, Mich. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force during the ...

KATHRYN L. GOUIN

Kathryn L. Gouin (Riker), 66, of Alpena passed away peacefully at her home on Lake Huron on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. She was born on Oct. 2, 1951 in Alpena, Mich. to Dr. John L. and Betty (Wilson) Riker. She obtained a BS in Nursing from U-of- M in 1973. She married Dan Gouin in 1974. She ...

CHRISTINE LEE (KIRSCHNER) GAYLORD COOPER

Christine Lee (Kirschner) Gaylord Cooper, 65, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 2, 2018. She was born on Feb. 12, 1953 in Alpena, Mich., to Donald and Elizabeth “Betty” (Pilarski) Kirschner. Chris’s greatest joy in life as a dedicated mother and grandmother was spending time ...

ERNEST JOSEPH DUMOUCHELLE

Ernest Joseph DuMouchelle, lifelong sailor and partner in Detroit’s historic fine art and auction gallery, DuMouchelle Galleries, passed away in his Grosse Pointe home with his loving wife, Janice by his side, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. He was 76 years old. Ernest leaves behind his wife; ...

RICHARD G. HILLA

Richard G. Hilla, age 75, of Crossville, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at Cumberland House. He was born Oct. 3, 1942 in Rogers City, Mich., son of the late Clarence Joseph Hilla and Irene Lillian (Long) Hilla. He worked in the Pattern Repair department at Pontiac Motors. ...

MARK JAY SOLO

Mark Jay Solo, 83, of Spruce, Mich., found his forever resting place on Aug. 11, 2018 when his wife, brother, children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and nephew shared fond memories and spread his ashes on the farm he loved so much on Hubert Road. After a brief illness, Mark passed ...

CHRISTINE LEE COOPER

Christine Lee (Kirschner) Cooper, of Gaylord, 65 passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 2, 2018. She was born on Feb. 12, 1953 in Alpena, Mich., to Donald and Elizabeth “Betty” (Pilarski) Kirschner. Chris’s greatest joy in life as a dedicated mother and grandmother was spending time ...

CORNELIUS JOHN HASKE

Cornelius John “Corny” Haske, age 85, of Metz Township, passed away Aug. 9, 2018 at Medilodge-Greenview. He was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Metz Township to Joseph and Martha (Chalupniczak) Haske. On Oct. 29, 1952 he married Ann Roznowski at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Corny served in the ...

James Thornton

THORNTON, James Wilfred, 76, of Ossineke, died Thursday Aug. 9, 2018. Cremation arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The News.

RONALD LAWRENCE BEAULIEU

Ronald Lawrence Beaulieu, 71, of Alpena passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at Precious Days Care Home. Ronnie was born in Alpena on May 29, 1947 to the late Harold and Phyllis (Lawrence) Beaulieu. Ronnie was an extremely unique individual. He was very determined to live his life ...

ROBERT PATRICK DONNELLY

Robert Patrick Donnelly, 76, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Robert was born July 8, 1942 in Detroit to the late Robert A. and Dorothy Ann (Gleason) Donnelly. Shortly following high school, he joined the U.S. Marines. On Aug. 11, 1987 he married Sue Ann Knechtel. Robert was the ...

Kathryn Gouin

GOUIN, Kathryn Lynne, 66, of Alpena died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at her home. A celebration of life visitation will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home. A full obituary will be ...

HARVEY JOHN HANNER

Harvey John Hanner, 82, of Spruce passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Aug. 7, 2018. On Oct. 25, 1935, Harvey was born to the late Melvin and Myrtle (Wright) Hanner in Spruce, Mich. He married Julie Carr on June 19, 1995. John was a self employed logger for 60 years ...

Harvey Hanner

HANNER, Harvey John, 82, of Spruce, died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Aug. 7, 2018. He is survived by his wife Julie of 23 years; his two children, Laura LeClair of Harrisville and John Jr. of Napoleon; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Payton, Tarra, Taishaw and Noah; four ...

JEFF HAROLD KORTMAN

Jeff Harold Kortman, age 60, of Rogers Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 31, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. The son of Harold and Eunice (Owen) Kortman, was born in Rogers City on Sept. 8, 1957. Jeff loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and taking care of his ...

LARRY WAYNE KOWALEWSKY

Larry Wayne Kowalewsky, 66, of Hillman, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. Larry was born Dec. 28, 1951 in Alpena, Mich., to the late Lewis and Lucille (Gokel) Kowalewsky. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and spending time with family. Surviving are ...

Don Comfort

COMFORT, Don, 69, of Onaway died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at McLaren-Flint. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Onaway; sons, Jeffrey (Nikki) of Ocqueoc and Micah of Onaway; daughters, Cathryn (Justin) Heath of Holt and Melissa Furby of Novi; six grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Freel of ...

DAVID ROBERT KNAFFLE

David Robert Knaffle, aged 64 of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Knaffle and brother-in-law, Al Needham. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 27 years, Barb; son, Chris Knaffle; daughter, Sarah Knaffle; ...