Obituaries

Barbara Curtis

CURTIS, Barbara Ann, age 67 of Bismarck Township died Sept. 1, 2017 at home. Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Jody (fiance Bill Hawkins) Wojtaszek; son, Raymond (Tracy); two grandchildren, Grace and Hannah; great-grandson, Cameron; five extended grandchildren, Billy, ...

Gail Gilliland

GILLILAND, Gail, 73, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lawrence Lamberson

LAMBERSON, Lawrence, 89, of Onaway died Saturday, Sept. 2 at home. He is survived by his wife Marcella; daughters Shirley (Rich) Nowicki of Cheboygan, Susan (Dwight) Reinhold of Gillett, Wis., and Paula Chapman (Ed Leach) of Onaway; sister Joan (Dave) Dolezel of Troy, six grandchildren and ...

RUSSELL G. RHOADS

Russell “Rusty” Rhoads, age 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Mich. He was born on Aug. 22, 1929 to the late Germain and Mable (Burnash) Rhoads of Flint, Mich. On Dec. 31, 1960 he married ...

Mary Ataman

ATAMAN, Mary Ann, 63, of Alpena died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her lifelong companion, Dan Ward; four children, Patrick, Angelica Benton, Danielle Robertson, and Virginia Robertson, all of Alpena. six grandchildren, Robert, Courtney, ...

Geraldine Haapanen

HAAPANEN, Geraldine, 85, of Hubbard Lake died at home Aug. 24, 2017. She is survived by six children, Bennie Bilyeu, David Bilyeu, Alice (Keith) Beaupre-Utecht, Daniel (Paige) Bilyeu, Andy (Rich) Bilyeu, Mary Bilyeu-Thompson; 11 grandchildren; her brother, Dennis (Elaine) Mefford; and one ...

ELNORINE KOPERWAS

Elnorine Koperwas entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Private family services took place at Evergreen Cemetery. Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery Memorials: Hospice of Michigan

James Crago

CRAGO, James E., 71, of Alpena died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He will be buried at Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Clinton Township. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

William Froelich

FROELICH, William R., 88, of Rogers City died Aug. 31, 2017, at Birch Lane AFC Home. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

FRANCES M. MORSE

Frances M. Morse, 88, of Estero, Fla., formerly of Bradenton, Fla., died Aug. 29, 2017. Born in Alpena, Mich., she moved to Bradenton in 1967 from Flint, Mich., and was a Deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. She was the owner of Trailer Villa Mobile Home Park and the ...

MARY LOU STEPANSKI

Mary Lou Stepanski, 69, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at her home. Mary Lou was born on May 31, 1948, to Leonard and Doris (Seeger) Stepanski. She worked as a nurse's aide for many years and retired from Tendercare - Greenview in 2010. She enjoyed spending time in her ...

GLEN JAMES SMITH

Glen James Smith, 74, of Lachine passed away Aug. 27, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital of Mt. Clemens. He was born at Alpena General Hospital to the late John Smith and Rose (Alman) Eagling. Survived by his daughter Lisa (John) Stanley of Roseville; eight grandchildren; two ...

JOANN ZADOW GRAMBAU

JoAnn Zadow Grambau, 64, of Rogers City passed away at McClaren Hospital Petoskey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a decline in health. She is survived by a brother, Louis (Linda) Zadow; brother-in-law, Lee Grambau, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her ...

Sherry Young

YOUNG, Sherry Lynn, 53, of Afton died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at home. She is survived by her long-time companion, John Lawrence of Afton; five daughters, Joannie Young of Afton, Sarah Young of Afton, Amber Young of Cheboygan, Amy Palmer of Cadillac and Erin Palmer of Cadillac; eight ...

RICHARD JOSEPH NICHOLSON

Mr. Richard Joseph Nicholson of Dothan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was 74. Funeral services were held Aug.19, 2017, at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Gallagher officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. Richard ...

BETTY JEAN ORM

Betty Jean Orm (VanNatter), 77, of Onaway. Heaven welcomed a bright and shining star on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. She was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Alpena, daughter of the late Carl and Mabel VanNatter. To those who knew and loved her, Betty was a loving, nurturing mother and an amazing woman ...

ELIZABETH M. KWIATKOSKI

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Kwiatkoski, age 91 of Cheboygan passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at Tendercare. She was born Jan. 30, 1926 in Cheboygan, the daughter of Alvin and Catherine (Fenlon) Sova. On Nov. 29, 1945 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Betty married Eugene “Gene” Kwiatkoski ...

JOHN THOMAS MARCHLEWSKI

John Thomas Marchlewski, Sr., 79 of Alpena joined his Lord in Heaven on Friday, Aug, 25, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. John was born in Newberry on April 12, 1938 to the late Leo and Anne (Richey) Marchlewski. He graduated from Alpena Catholic Central and went on to sail in ...

MARION ELAINE ORNATOWSKI

Marion Elaine Ornatowski, 87, of Alpena, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Surviving is her husband, Eugene; her children, Margaret Moser, Connie (Kurt) Dent, Rhoda (Lou) Dyjak, Russ (Lavana) Partlo, Leatha (Chris Glomski) Jeffries; step-children; Kevin (Amy) ...

Laurie Wooster

WOOSTER, Laurie Lynn, 65, of Alpena died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena in a future edition of The News.