Obituaries

CECILE JOSEPHINE NOWAK

Cecile Josephine Nowak, 77, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Cecile Josephine Brink was born July 31, 1941 in Bay City, Mich. to the late Robert and Bernice (Jaskiewicz) Brink. She graduated from Michigan State University and was a teacher ...

Sharon Ann Stewart

STEWART, Sharon Ann, 59, of Alpena, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Sharon is survived by her longtime partner, Hal Hoover, and his six children whom Sharon loved dearly, her two sisters; Carol (Craig) Miller, Linda Newsom, and six nephews. Visiting hours ...

CAROL ELAINE HODGES

Carol Elaine (Poland) Hodges passed away peacefully at her home on March 12, 2019. She was born Aug. 13, 1931. She is predeceased by her husband Hugh Hodges Jr., her son Joseph K. Hodges and her parents and siblings. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Hodges Dodson of Grass ...

BETTY LOU HOPPE

Betty Lou Hoppe, 72, of Lachine, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home. Betty Lou Clark was born Sept. 21, 1946 in Alpena to the late Robert and Helen (Black) Clark. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, arts and crafts, and working in her yard. Surviving are her three children, ...

JOHN A. QUIGLEY

Quigley, Lt. Col. John A., USAR (ret.), 99, died peacefully surrounded by his family Feb. 24, 2019. His long and successful career in the Army took him around the world both in peace and in war. Lieutenant Colonel Quigley was born in Paterson, N.J., May 15, 1919 to Matthew and Rose Hughes ...

Robert D. Modrzynski

MODRZYNSKI, Robert D., of Holland, formerly of Alpena, died on Monday, March 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Louise, children Jeffrey and Patti Modrzynski, Lori Modrzynski, Gary and Carmen Modrzynski, and Larry and Kim Modrzynski, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister, ...

Raymond Frederick Spain

SPAIN, Raymond Frederick, 58, of Alpena, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home. Surviving are his wife, Kristen, daughter, Bailey (Dan) Krouse;,grandson, Ari, in-laws, and family. Memorial visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and continue Monday at ...

BERTHA HELEN CARRIVEAU

Bertha Helen Carriveau, 96, of Alpena passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Medilodge of Greenview. Bertha Helen Wilke was born in Hubbard Lake on July 10, 1922 to the late Robert and Julianna (Schultz) Wilke and married Burton Carriveau on June 14, 1941. He preceded her in death on April ...

JACOB EHMAN

Rev. Jacob Ehman, age 95, died on Friday, March 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, pastor and caregiver. He was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Bismarck, N.D. to Fred and Emilia (Kranzler) Ehman. He spent his childhood on a farm five miles south of Lehr, N.D. He began his education at the ...

RAYMOND EUGENE HEADLEY

Mr. Raymond Eugene Headley, 71, of Atlanta, Mich., died peacefully at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena on Feb. 19, 2019. He was born on June 22, 1947 in Moran, Mich. to the late Alfred and Eunice (Johns) Headley. Raymond lived in the Atlanta and Hillman area most of his life and worked at ...

Mark Duane Olson

OLSON, Mark Duane, 63, of Alpena, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 9, 2019. He has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home. A full obituary will be announced in a future edition of The News

Raymond F. Spain

SPAIN, Raymond F., 58, of Alpena, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at home, of an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

SHARON ANN STEWART

Sharon Ann Stewart, 59, of Alpena, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena following a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born Dec. 24, 1959 in Detroit to the late Albert and Emily (Salmi) Stewart. She received her BS degree from Michigan State and ...

Bertha Helen Carriveau

CARRIVEAU, Bertha Helen, 96, of Alpena, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Medilodge-Greenview. Surviving are two children, Kenneth Carriveau and Sherry (Dennis) McDonald, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her “family” at Pam Morrison’s AFC ...

DOROTHY LUCILLE MALINOWSKI

Dorothy Lucille Malinowski, 95, of Alpena passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Jessie’s Place Adult Foster Care. Dorothy Lucille Sweet was born Feb. 4, 1924 in LaCrosse, Wis. to the late William and Elizabeth (Kobletz) Sweet. On Feb. 5, 1945 she married Roman Malinowski. He preceded ...

VIRGINIA LEE STAFFORD

Virginia Lee Stafford, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on March 3, 2019 in Bradenton, Fla. She was born to Charles and Virginia Gesting in Alpena, Mich., July 29, 1923. Shortly after Virginia was born, the family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Ginny, as her friends knew ...

Jacob Ehman

EHMAN, Jacob, 95, of Alpena, died Friday, March 8, 2019 at Turning Brook. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. and will continue at Word of Life Baptist Church on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral ...

Jerry N. Roll

ROLL, Jerry N., 58, of Lincoln, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his parents, John and Geraldine Roll of Lincoln, his son, Jonathon Roll of Richmond, Ky., two granddaughters, Aurora and Kaylee, four siblings, Terry Roll of Sterling Heights, ...

Sharon Ann Stewart

STEWART, Sharon Ann, 59, of Alpena, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her longtime partner, Hal Hoover, and his six children, her two sisters, Carol (Craig) Miller, Linda Newsom, and six nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 2-8 p.m. on ...

WILLY ALFONS DEMEULENAERE

Jan. 27, 1936 to March 7, 2019 Willy “Bill” Alfons Demeulenaere, age 83, of Hillman, Mich., passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with metastasized renal cancer. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936 in Lichtervelde, Belgium to Emiel and Irma ...