Obituaries

MICHAEL THOMAS CARTER

Michael Thomas Carter, 66, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Michael was born May 20, 1950, in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Tom and Mildred (Ford) Carter. On Nov. 28, 1995, he married DeAnn Wyont. Mike was a ham radio operator, member of ...

Duane Clark

CLARK, Duane R. Sr., 80, of Alpena died peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Alpena Moose Lodge #571 (2630 Werth Road, Alpena) for a Celebration of Life ceremony at 1 p.m. with Rev. ...

JOHN GLOSS

John Gloss, 74 of Presque Isle, passed away at home on Sunday, April 16, 2017, with his wife Patti at his side. John was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Detroit to Ignatius and Mary (Nowicki) Gloss. Shortly after High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. John went on to become a police officer and ...

MARILYN MOCKENHAUPT

Marilyn Mockenhaupt, 85, quietly slipped from our lives on Friday, April 21, 2017. She was born Marilyn Arlene Griffith on Dec. 30, 1931, to Robert and Henrietta (Donald) Griffith. She grew up in the Posen and Long Rapids communities. On June 24,1950, she married John Bussey in Herron, ...

Ginette Piontkowski

PIONTKOWSKI, Ginette G. , 90, of Alpena died Friday, April 21, 2017, at Medilodge of Hillman. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

SKIP WEAVER

A memorial service for Skip Weaver will be held at “Holly Church of the Nazarene” in Holly, Mich., (961 E. Maple St.) on June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Walter Strohmaier officiating. Special music will be provided by our friends Cheryl Kaye and Rick Parker. At 1 p.m. there will be a ...

ROBERT MICHAEL MEYER

Robert Michael Meyer of Laurel, Md., died suddenly at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at Laurel Regional Hospital. He was born on 6 January 1950 in Alpena, Mich., to Willliam Ludwig Meyer Sr. and Virginia (Covey) Meyer. Bob graduated from Alpena High School in 1968 and spent two years ...

MICHAEL EUGENE MUSZYNSKI

Michael Eugene Muszynski, 98, of Alpena passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Mike was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Krakow Township to the late Felix and Julia (Skierski) Muszynski. On Nov. 7, 1942, he married Anna Misiak. She preceded him in death on July ...

Leora Robb

ROBB, Leora E., 88, of Rogers City died April 19, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. She is survived by four daughters, Donna Maini, Cheryl (Michael) Smolinski, Cathy I. Idalski and Bonnie (Donald) Sweeso; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Arlene Thomas, Dorothy ...

DONALD SHELDON

Donald “George” Sheldon, 62, of Alpena, passed away at home on April 20, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. George was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Alpena to William and Bernadette (Anselm) Sheldon. He married Kathy Kollin 39 years ago on April 20, 1978. George enjoyed a good garage ...

SANDRA ALLEN

Sandra Allen, 60, of Alpena, died April 6, 2017. at McLaren Northern Michigan. Sandra or “Sue” as she was known growing up was born June 27, 1956, to Arthur and Glenna (Pangborn) Sytek in Flint, Mich. Sandra was full of life, ready for any challenge in front of her. She was a very ...

Wilbur Forsythe

FORSYTHE, Wilbur E., 83, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; six children, Marlene (Stu) Forsythe, Gerald (Shelia), Edna (Dennis) Taylor, Nancy (John) Jagelewski, Peter, and Karen (Jeff) Sutton; 19 grandchildren; 34 ...

Nona Hrzinga

HRZINGA, Nona, 93, of Rogers City died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Tendercare Rogers City. Per her wishes she has been taken for cremation with no services to follow. Arrangements are in care of McWilliams Funeral Home–Alpena.

Leora Robb

ROBB, Leora E., 88, of Rogers City died April 19, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. Friends may visit at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Belknap on Monday, April 24, from 10 a.m. through time of her memorial service at 11 a.m. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her ...

BETTY DOUVILLE JOHNSTON

Betty Douville Johnston, longtime owner of The Country Cousins Shop in downtown Alpena, Mich., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at age 97. Still working through February, Betty could often be found in her favorite chair in her clothing store decked out in a crisp, white, ...

Carroll Deters

DETERS, Carroll G., 74, of Cheboygan formerly of Onaway died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Vitas Inpatient Hospice, Winter Garden, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Colleen (Michael) Brohl of Belleville and Pam (Andy) McGinn of Onaway; son, Eric (Melissa) of Tecumseh; ...

Gary Gilbert

GILBERT, Gary E., 63, of Onaway died Sunday, April 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Arla; daughter, Sarah (Paul) Zampich of Millersburg; son, Siloam (Carina) of Onaway; stepdaughter, June LaFave of Onaway; stepson, Gary LaFave of Waveland, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; five ...

Michael Muszynski

MUSZYNSKI, Michael Eugene, 98, of Alpena died Monday, April 17, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by three children, Ken (fiancee Dawn Dobson), Dolores Santana, Michael Jr. (Paula); 10 grandchildren, Jeff, Lisa, Wendy, Ken Jr., Randy, Jason, Amanda, Sarah, Mike J., ...

Thomas O’Neil

O'NEIL, Thomas L., 68, of Cheboygan formerly of Alpena died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Matthew (Malinda) of Ballwin, Mo., two step-daughters, Alaina Maiani of Sault Ste. Marie, and Kristen Maiani of Cheboygan; four ...

Lloyd Schrade

SCHRADE, Lloyd R. Sr., 75, of Mikado died Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Sherri (Larry) Truman of Harrisville, son, Larry (Ronda) of Holly; two grandchildren, Jessica and Kyle; two great-granddaughters; sister, Beatrice Schrade of Lincoln; ...