Obituaries

Harriet Powers

POWERS, Harriet Ann, age 89 of Presque Isle, died May 7, 2017 at Hillman’s Haven. She is survived by three children, Marguerite (James) Tynen of N.C., Patrick of Presque Isle and Judith (David Howarth) Powers of Utah; two grandchildren, Ruth and Sarah; a brother, Herbert (Sandy) Fenske; ...

Edward Enlow

ENLOW, Edward Simeon, age 79 of Rogers City, died on May 6, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Friends may visit at Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers City on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. through time of his memorial service at 11 a.m. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete ...

MAUREEN LEONA EVANS

Maureen Leona (Keller) Evans, 57, of Alpena departed this life on May 5, 2017 peacefully with her loving husband Sonny; her two daughters, Tanashewa and Mickie; beloved mother Patricia and her siblings at her side. Maureen Leona Keller was born on Sept. 7, 1959 in Alpena to Raymond and ...

JEAN LOUISE HACKEL

Jean Louise Hackel, 78, of Alpena passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at her home. Jean Louise Gohl was born on Nov. 28, 1938 to the late Guy and Sarah (Hawley) Gohl and married Marvin Hackel on July 13, 1957. Surviving are her husband of nearly 60 years, Marvin; three children, Tamara and ...

Sarah Heath

HEATH, Sarah, 99, of Alpena died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Turning Brook in Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Carroll Hopp

HOPP, Carroll P., age 93 of Rogers City, died peacefully at home on May 6, 2017. Friends may visit at St. John Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, through time of his memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Eric Voigt officiating. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete ...

MARGARET ELIZABETH SOELTZ

Margaret Elizabeth Soeltz, 97, of Hillman passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Hillman’s Haven. Margaret Elizabeth Klein was born in Rust Township on Sept. 16, 1919 to the late Walter and Minnie (McKellar) Klein and married Clarence Soeltz on Oct. 31, 1942. He preceded her in death on ...

Joseph Swafford III

SWAFFORD, Joseph Andrew III, 54, of Dryden died on May 5, 2017 at the family farm house near Hubbard Lake. Surviving are his wife, Leslee; three children, JoAnna (Johnny) Rojas, Joseph (Alyssa) Swafford IV, Savanna Swafford; four grandchildren, Giselle Rojas, Annabelle Swafford, Liam Rojas, ...

Maureen Evans

EVANS, Maureen, 57, of Alpena died Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

BEATRICE JANE GEORGE

Feb. 11, 1926-May 2, 2017 Beatrice Jane George, 91, of Alpena, Mich., died on May 2, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Rifle, Colo., to Victor and Luella Freeman and was the oldest of seven children. Her family moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where she grew up. ...

Jean Hackel

HACKEL. Jean, 78, of Alpena died Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Herbert Peltier

PELTIER, Herbert J., 62 of Herron died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Jaqueline; son, Earl Lloyd of Gladwin; grandchildren, Jazmin and Cameron; brothers, Donald (Cindy) of Herron; Walter (Bonnie) of Alberta; sisters, Deanna Whitt ...

BERNICE MARIE FOSS BERNIER

Bernice Marie Foss Bernier, age 95, is preceded in death by her husband Edward; and son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Jean Bernier. She is survived by daughter Patricia (Charlene); son Brian (Cynthia); daughter-in-law Marie Lingham; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three ...

Mary Combs

COMBS, Mary Jo, 56, of Onaway died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at home. She is survived by her husband, Joe; one son, Joel of Lansing; two daughters, Kerri (John) Hotsinpiller of Cheboygan and Terri Combs (Kyle Pszczolkowski) of Pellston; two grandchildren; her mother, Violet Tucker of Onaway; ...

BEATRICE JANE GEORGE

Beatrice Jane George, 91, of Alpena, Mich., died on May 2, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Rifle, Colo., to Victor and Luella Freeman and was the oldest of seven children. Her family moved to Grand Junction, Colo., where she grew up. She moved to Sacramento, ...

PETER A. GINO

Peter Alex Gino, age 89, of Lachine passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2017. Peter was born to the late Alexander and Josephine (Cordola) Gino, March 14, 1928, in Detroit. Mich. Pete served in the United States. Army. He married Virginia Davis on Jan. 19, 1951, in Hillman, Mich.; ...

Larry Luttman

LUTTMAN, Larry, 53, of Rogers City formerly of Onaway died Monday May 1, 2017, at home. He is survived by his father, Norman of Onaway; sister, Linda (Ken) Amstutz of Pinckney; and niece, nephew, aunt, and cousins. Cremation arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. A memorial ...

William Reierson

REIERSON, William Michael Sr., 65, of Rogers City died May 2, 2017, at Alpena Tendercare. He is survived by his son, William Jr.; five siblings, Albert (Linda) of Thompsonville, Daniel (Annette) of Rogers City, Steven (Maxine) of Cook, Wash., Marla (Gary) Weidenar of Ellensburg, Wash., and ...

Emily Runkel

A memorial service will be held for Emily Beth Runkel at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 East Washington, with a reception to follow.

PETER A. GINO

Peter Alex Gino, age 89, of Lachine passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2017. Peter was born to the late Alexander and Josephine (Cordola) Gino, March 14, 2017, in Detroit. Mich. Pete served in the United States. Army. He married Virginia Davis on Jan. 19, 1951, in Hillman, Mich.; ...