Obituaries

Elizabeth Willis

WILLIS, Elizabeth E., 76, of Alpena died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan., 25, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her husband, Richard; four children, Randolph (Samina), Tracy (Steve) Arnold, Kevin (Margarita), Erik, (Xochitl); 11 grandchildren; her brother, Carl ...

BARBARA J. MUSZYNSKI

Barbara J. Muszynski, age 83, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Barbara was born on Aug. 8, 1933, in Alpena, Mich., to the late Victor and Gladys (Bellmore) DeCaire. She married Alexander Muszynski in Alpena, Mich. He ...

Joseph Smith

SMITH, Joseph J., 94 of Rogers City, died peacefully at Evergreen AFC Home on Jan. 25, 2017. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 27, from 3-8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 6:30 followed by the Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on ...

AGNES MAE BOYLE

Agnes Mae Boyle, 96, of Alpena passed away Jan. 22, 2017, at MediLodge of Hillman. Agnes Mae Cota was born on March 10, 1920, in Powers, Mich., to the late George and Mary (Nolde) Cota. On May 1, 1948, she married Thomas A. Boyle. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1979. Agnes was a ...

Eloise Crannie

CRANNIE, Eloise Lorraine, 73, of Mikado, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Saginaw St. Mary’s. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; three children, Daniel Jr (Rae), Terri (Paul), and Christine (Mark) Zimmerman; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, Amanda, Danielle, Jeremiah, Rachel ...

Agnes Boyle

BOYLE, Agnes Mae Boyle, 96, of Alpena died Jan. 22, 2017, at MediLodge of Hillman. She is survived by two sons, Patrick (Barb) of Alpena, Larry (Debra) of Spruce; daughter-in-law, Laura Boyle; seven grandchildren, Steven, Lisa, Sierra, Bryan, Zachary, Heather, Mary; and 17 ...

ROGER JAMES CLEMENTS

Roger James Clements (86) of 423 S. Addison, Alpena, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at home. He was born on the family farm at Platteville Wis., to James Wilbert and Martha C. Clements on Sept. 12, 1930. He is survived by children: James A. Clements of Eastlake, Mich., Theresa J. Clements of ...

RALPH J. KORTMAN

Ralph J. Kortman age 81 of Rogers Township passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 22, 2017. He was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Belknap Township to Clarence F. and Helena Ida (Ristow) Kortman. Ralph graduated from Rogers City High School in 1953. On Sept. 21, 1968, he married Cheryl Myers ...

BETTY LOU MCPHERSON

Betty Lou (Summerfield) McPherson, 81, passed this life Jan. 22, 2017, to be with her Lord and Savior. Betty was born May 15, 1935, to Merton Chester Summerfield and Dorothy Caroline (Parth) Summerfield in Flint, Mich. Betty married Walter James McPherson on Jan. 3, 1957, and together ...

Donald Songerath

SONGERATH, Donald F., 97, of Caro, formerly of Little Brush Lake died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at home. He is survived by two daughters, Loretta (Jim) Whittaker of Cass City and Lois Sholts of Florida; one son, Rick (Susan) of Auburn Hills; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and ...

Roger Clements

CLEMENTS, Roger, 86, of Alpena, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home - Alpena in a future edition of The News.

DARRELL SCOT DONNAN

Darrell Scot Donnan, 62, of Alpena, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Darrell was born Oct. 2, 1954 in Alpena to the late Wm. Roger and Mary (McVicar) Donnan and lived the majority of his life in the Alpena area. He was an engineer and his last place of ...

MARK OWEN FRIEDRICHS

Mark Owen Friedrichs, 69, of Ossineke, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at home. Surviving is his wife, Bonnie; three children: Lori (Don) Newland of Lincoln, Mich., Jason (Maureen) Wilburn of Northville, Mich., and Nicholas (Stacey) Wilburn of Ossineke; four grandchildren: Sheila Frasher, ...

ROGER LLOYD HOEFT

Roger Lloyd Hoeft, age 79 of Hawks, went to be with the Lord from Rogers City Tendercare on Jan. 21, 2017. He was born March 2, 1937 in Moltke Township to Herman and Alma (Schaedig) Hoeft. Roger graduated from Hillman High School in 1956. On June 19, 1965 he married Joyce Sorgenfrei ...

GENEVIEVE I. HULL

Genevieve I. Hull, age 87, of Alpena, Mich., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20. 2017, at Evergreen Adult Foster Care in Rogers City, Mich. Genevieve was born on July 31, 1929, to the late Adam and Anna (Kaszubowski) Malenski in Posen, Mich. On Sept. 5, 1957, she married Daniel Roy ...

KENNETH ALAN NORTHRUP

Kenneth “Kenny” Alan Northrup, age 35, of Alpena, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kenneth was bon on July 2, 1981, in Alpena Mich. to Charles and Rita (Fenstermaker) Northrup. He graduated from Alpena High School in 2000. On ...

Catherine Reo

REO, Catherine Margaret, 64, of Hillman died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at her home. She is survived by her husband, George; and a sister, Florence Bloomfield. Memorial visitation will take place at Beaver Lake Community Church on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. until time of ...

William Scott

SCOTT, William Phillips, 86, of Belknap Township died Jan. 20, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by three daughters, Sheree (John) Posthumus of Hawks, Julie Scott of Rogers City, and Cindy Langlois of Petoskey; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Beck ...

Betty Hoeft

HOEFT, Betty V., 88, of Onaway died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by four daughters, Marian Hoffmeyer of Onaway, Donna Kawzinski of Onaway, Teresa Watson (John Garner) of Belleville and Betty Jo Schultz (Roger Krafczik) of Hawks; six sons, ...

GARY STEPHEN KADRICH

Gary Stephen Kadrich, 67, of Alpena, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at home. Gary was born March 13, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Kenneth and Marie (Radzwion) Kadrich and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Nov. 28, 1969, he married Rosemary Giannola in Detroit. He ...