Obituaries

Carol Stevens

STEVENS, Carol Mae, 81, of Alpena died Friday, March 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by three children, Jennifer Stevens of Naples, Fla., Kathy Daniels of Jacksonville, Fla., Susan Stevens of Austin, Texas; a brother, Jimmy (Barbara) Szatkowski of Florida, one cousin, and a ...

DUANE R. CLARK

Duane R. Clark Sr., age 80, of Alpena, Mich., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Duane was born on April 29, 1936, to the late John and Ruth (Palmer) Clark in Curran, Mich. On April 29, 1957, he married Carol Stawowy in Angola, Ind. ...

BRIAN JAMES JOHNSON

Brian James Johnson, 48, of Alpena passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Brian was born in Alpena on May 24, 1968, to James and Mabel (Bates) Johnson. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, enjoyed playing on his computer, playing bingo, and watching ...

THOMAS E. WAWRZYNIAK

Thomas E. Wawrzyniak, 70, of Alpena passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home. Thomas was born on Feb. 5, 1947, in Detroit to the late Arthur and Helen (Puskar) Wawrzyniak. On Dec. 5, 1992, he married Barbara Sylvester. Tom was an educator in the Alpena School system for 34 ½ ...

Marjorie McConnell

MCCONNELL, Marjorie, 76, of Alpena, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. She is survived by her husband, James; three daughters, Tammy Stewart of Georgia, Melissa (Cory) Olsson and Martha Vance both of Alpena; two sons, Dexter (Heather) of Pennsylvania, ...

CAROL MAE STEVENS

Carol Mae Stevens, 81, of Alpena, Mich., passed away Friday March 10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla. Carol was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Alpena to Adolf and Evelyn (Wilson) Olsen and was a life-long resident of Alpena. She married David Stevens on June 30, 1956. He preceded her in death on ...

Frank Blaser

BLASER, Frank William, 88, of Grand Lake died March 12, 2017, at home peacefully. A private service will take place in the spring. Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

SHIRLEY ANN BOBOLTZ

Shirley Ann Boboltz, 78, of Alpena passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at her granddaughter's home. Shirley Ann Cadarette was born on July 9, 1938, in Alpena to the late Donald and Mae (Scharder) Cadarette. She worked as a nurse at Tendercare Nursing Home for 30 years and sold real estate ...

Richard Bowen

BOWEN, Richard Dale, 72, of Alpena died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. with military honors accorded him by VFW Alpena Post 2496 at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard ...

John Chojnacki

CHOJNACKI, John, 83, died March 10, 2017, in Shelby Township. He is survived by four children, Monica (Wayne Koss) Simmons of Posen, Marylou (Jeannette) Henderson of Shelby Township, Melissa (Jeff) Cornett of Rogers City, and Marie (Fred) LaPointe of West Branch; six stepchildren, Raymond ...

Brian Johnson

JOHNSON, Brian James, 48, of Alpena died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He is survived by his mother, Mabel; brother Michael and a nephew. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Friday from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 4 ...

LINDA ANN KASPERSKI

Linda Ann Kasperski, 69, of Alpena passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Linda was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Alpena to the late Francis and Lillian (LaMarre) Kasperski. Linda worked as a salesclerk for many years and was a member of St. Anne Catholic ...

Carol Stevens

STEVENS, Carol Mae, 81, of Alpena, died Friday, March 10, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. She is at McWilliams Funeral Home–Alpena where friends may call on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service ...

CATHERINE THELMA THOMPSON

Catherine “Kay” Thelma Thompson, 94, of Alpena, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Turning Brook. Kay was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Alpena to Fred and Grace (Broadwell) Silver and had been a life-long resident of the Alpena area. She married Eldon Thompson on April 5, 1942, in Alpena. He ...

RICHARD DALE BOWEN

Richard “Rick” Dale Bowen, 72, of Alpena passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Rick was born in Alpena on Jan. 23, 1945, the youngest of three boys to the late Harold (Star) and Fern (Drake) Bowen. He was educated in the Alpena Public Schools, ...

John Chojnacki

CHOJNACKI, John, 83, of Mertz Twp. died March 10, 2017 in Shelby Twp. Chojnacki is survived by four children, Monica (Wayne Koss) Simmons of Posen, Marylou (Jeannette) Henderson of Shelby Twp., Melissa (Jeff) Cornett of Rogers City, and Marie (Fred) LaPointe of West Branch; six stepchildren, ...

THOMAS EDWARD HAMPTON

Thomas Edward Hampton, age 72, of The Villages, Fla., passed away March 8, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Alpena, Mich., and graduated from high school there in 1962. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, and upon discharge earned his Associate’s degree from ...

Linda Kasperski

KASPERSKI, Linda Ann, 69, of Alpena, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

ROBERT JOHN KUNATH

Robert John Kunath, 76, of Alpena, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Robert was born on March 27, 1940, in Alpena to the late Phillip and Julia (Forthoffer) Kunath. He served in the United States Army. Robert retired from Lafarge. Surviving are ...

KAREN KAY MCDONALD

Karen Kay McDonald, 74, of Alpena, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Karen was born June 25, 1942 in Alpena, Mich., to Ervin and Mildred (Panknin) Benac and lived the majority of her life in the Alpena area. She was a member of St. ...