Obituaries

James DeCaire

DECAIRE, James, 79, of Lachine died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CAROL ANN MAHAR

TRAVERSE CITY — Carol Ann Mahar, 56, of Traverse City, passed away on April 18, 2018. Carol was born on May 30, 1961 in Alpena, Mich., to the late Harold T. and Dorothy K. (Olejniczak) Beaulieu. She married Patrick Aaron Mahar on Oct. 7, 2000, at St. Ann’s Church in Alpena. She ...

FLORENCE E. WIDAJEWSKI

Florence E. Widajewski, age 90, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Kelly's Care Home surrounded by her family. On March 28, 1928, Florence was born to the late Frank and Eva (Momrik) Hodorowski in Metz, Mich. On May 8, 1948, Florence married Harry ...

APRIL I. BROWN

April I. Brown, age 42, of Alpena passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Alpena, Mich. On Aug. 13, 1975, April was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late George and Marilyn (Teall) Wilton. On May 28, 2004, she married Mark Brown in Belton, Texas. April is survived by her loving ...

WILLIAM J. KRAMER

William J. Kramer, age 69, of Alpena, Mich., died April 14, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. He is survived by two daughters, Mandy (Andrew) Syren of Wyoming, Mich., and Misty (Don) Kelley of Alpena, Mich.; five grandchildren, Isaac, Elysa and Eliana Kelley and Emeline and ...

ALTHEA MAE KUCHINSKI

Althea Mae Kuchinski age 86 of Grand Lake left this world to be at peace with her heavenly Father on Monday, April 16, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Rogers City to Harold and Velma (Paradise) Pollock. She married the love of her ...

Michael Perkins

PERKINS, Michael Andrew, 40, of Hawks, died April 17, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Penny; son, Dakota ; daughter, Sierra (Dylan Gino) Keller; grandson, Greyson; parents-in-law, Glen and Donna Paull; brother-in-law, Steve (Vicki) Paull; sister-in-law, Julie (Scott) Budnick; ...

Gwen Phelps

PHELPS, Gwen, 96, of Rogers City, died April 18, 2018, at MediLodge of Rogers City. She is survived by her son, Douglas (Gale) of Ocqueoc; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Saturday, April 21, from 3 p.m. through time of her ...

Florence Widajewski

WIDAJEWSKI, Florence E., 90, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by her family at Kelly's Care Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

BETTY J. DICE

Betty J. Dice, 97, of Hillman passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home in Hillman. Betty Jean Millard was born in Appleton, Wis., on Oct. 4, 1920, to the late Louis and Florence (Keenan) Millard. She married Ralph Dice on July 19, 1939. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1997. ...

ALICIA M. KORTH

Alicia M. (Patterson) Korth, 38, formerly of Alpena passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2018, at her home in Pontiac. Alicia M. Patterson was born on Dec. 19, 1979 in Ann Arbor. Surviving are her son, Logan Korth; mother, Chris (Kenneth) Perysian; father, Robert Gapske; grandmother, ...

Gordon Cady

CADY, Gordon D. , 69, of Atlanta died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Doug (Jennifer) of Lewiston, Brian (Tina) of Atlanta; daughter, Melanie (Jamie) Sides of Atlanta; grandchildren, ...

Betty Dice

DICE, Betty J., 97, of Hillman died Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

SALLY ANN PLATH

Sally Ann Plath age 75 of Rogers City passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2018. She was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Rogers City to Sylvester and Helen (Mulka) Durecki. On Sept. 29, 1972, she married Walter Plath in Rogers City. Sally enjoyed riding motorcycles with Walt and ...

EUGENE CHRZAN

Eugene “Gene” Chrzan Sr., age 84, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. On Jan. 20, 1934, Eugene was born to the late Walter and Josephine (Kuznicki) Chrzan in Krakow Township. He married Winnifred Parris in Onaway, Mich., on ...

PEGGY L. GAUTHIER

Peggy L. Gauthier, 64, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at home following an extended illness. On Jan. 18, 1954, Peggy was born in Alpena, Mich., to William and Becky (Hanner) Gauthier. Peggy enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her ...

SANDRA JEAN WERTH

Sandra Jean Werth, of Alpena passed away on April 12, 2018, at the age of 81, at MediLodge Alpena. Sandra was born May 21, 1936, in Rogers City to Grace and George Teeples and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Vlinda and Bill Coss of Alpena. She graduated from Alpena Public Schools. In ...

DONALD J. COOK

Donald John Cook, age 83, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, surrounded by his family at The Home of Wellsprings Lutheran Service of Fairview, Mich. On Sept. 16, 1934, Donald was born to the late Stewart and Marie (Reichle) Cook in Hillman, Mich. On Jan. 2, ...

Francis Reabe

REABE, Francis, 100, of Lachine died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at MediLodge of Alpena. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ritchie

RITCHIE, Kenneth, 63, of Lincoln died Friday April 6, 2018, at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland. He is survived by his sister, Marilyn K. (George) Sohn of Hopewell Junction N.Y.; one niece; one great-niece; and one great-nephew. His family will receive friends at Gillies ...