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Obituaries

Sandra Corbett

CORBETT, Sandra, 63, of Hillman, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Sherri Robertson

ROBERTSON, Sherri, 54, of Rogers City, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her husband Gerald, her daughter Kaitlin (Zach) Robertson, her parents; Jerry (Elain) Schefke, and Barbara Reagan, her siblings; Jay (Mary) Schefke, Shelley Schefke, ...

HILMA ERNA BEITLER

Hilma Erna Beitler, 92, of Hubbard Lake, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Touch of Country AFC. Hilma Erna Schultz was born on Feb. 8, 1928 in Hubbard Lake, Michigan to the late Franz and Rosina (Messal) Schultz. On July 5, 1946, she married Walter Beitler. He preceded her in death on July ...

KATHRYN KAISER

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing away of Kathryn Kaiser, age 64, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at home in Orlando, Florida. Kathy was born to Thomas and Germaine (Bronikowski) Kaiser on Nov. 26, 1955. She graduated from Alpena High School in 1973. She attended Alpena Community ...

ARNOLD “BUNNY” HERMAN ABEND

Arnold “Bunny” Herman Abend, 86, of Spruce, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family after a short illness with cancer. Bunny was born on May 6, 1934 in Alpena County to the late Adolph and Rose (Hartman) Abend. He served in the United States ...

CHARRELL RUTH HEUSSNER

Charrell Ruth Heussner, 59, of Alpena, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Charrell was born on May 11, 1961 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Farrell and Ruth (Kuehn) Heussner. She was a beautiful, kind soul who almost always wore a smile. Charrell graduated from Pied Piper School at the age of 26. ...

PAUL GEROGE OWEN

Paul Geroge Owen, 93, died at home May 14, 2020. He was born May 17, 1926 in Bradley, Illinois, to George and Lorena (Schumann) Owen. The family moved to Chicago in 1929. He served in the Navy during WWII, from Dec. 1943 to June 1946. After basic training he was stationed on Boca Chica Key in ...

LESLEY RHENA PREVOST

Lesley Rhena Prevost, 68, passed away on April 26, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City battling an extensive illness. Lesley was born on Nov. 11, 1951 to Cassandra Law (Donajkowski) in Liverpool, England. Lesley is survived by her three children, Dylan Prevost, of Illinois, Eric ...

Fredrick Arthur Augsburger

AUGSBURGER, Fredrick Arthur, 90, of Rogers City, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at MediLodge in Rogers City. Fred is survived by three sons, Paul and Carol, of Brighton, Wayne and Cora, and Karl, of Rogers City, seven grandchildren, Stacie (Steve), Matthew (Ashley), Aaron (Christy), Teyla, ...

Hilma E. Beitler

BEITLER, Hilma E., 92, of Hubbard Lake, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Touch of Country AFC Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

David Stanley Goodburne

GOODBURNE, David Stanley, 90, of Alpena, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Joan; four children, Mike (Janet) Bagnieschi, April (John) Bellmore, Edward (Mary), David (Vicki), two stepchildren, Mike (Sherry) Oles, Leeta (Dave) Clark; nine grandchildren, Chrissy ...

Garnet Paul Robinson

ROBINSON, Garnet Paul, 76, of Rogers City, died May 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, two daughters, Laura (Gary) Rhode, of Rogers City and Melissa (Justin) Garcia, of Bay City, seven grandchildren, Elaina, Lillian, Gavin, Caleb, Isaac, Taylor and Danielle, a brother, Kenneth, of ...

RITA MARIA BARANSKI

Rita Maria Baranski, age 88, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at MediLodge of Alpena. On Oct. 8, 1931, Rita was born to the late Howard and Mildred (Wolschon) Sheer in Detroit, Michigan. She married Francis J. Baranski on Oct. 17, 1953; together they were ...

FREDRICK AUGSBURGER

AUGSBURGER, Fredrick, 90, of Rogers City, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at MediLodge in Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through beckfuneralhome.org.

DAVID GOODBURNE

GOODBURNE, David, 90, of Alpena, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

EMMETT G. NELSON

NELSON, Emmett G., 86, of Spruce, Michigan, died on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn, and their two children: Samuel L., of Spruce, Michigan, and Sarah E. (Steven) Simkins, of Midland, Michigan, four grandchildren: ...

EDITH CLARA ZIEMER

ZIEMER, Edith Clara, 87, of Hamburg, formerly of Huron Beach, died at home surrounded by her family on May 15, 2020. Edith is survived by her husband, Max, two daughters, Renae Selk, of Hamburg, and Donna (Philip) Boyer, of Stow, Ohio, two grandchildren, Ashlea (Jordan), Brandon, two ...

GERALD JOHN MODRZYNSKI

Gerald John Modrzynski, 77, of Alpena, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Gerald was born in Rogers City on May 25, 1942 to the late Clarence and Myrtelbelle (Wirgau) Modrzynski and married Patsy Johnson on Jan. 28, 1963. Jerry retired from Stoneport Quarry ...

LAURIE ANN PATRICK

Traverse City - Laurie Ann Patrick, 59, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 11, 2020 at her home in Traverse City. Laurie was born on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1960 to the late Donald and Jean (Hardenburgh) MacAulay in Alpena. She grew up there with her three brothers and sister. ...

NORMAN J. ALEXANDER

Norman J. Alexander, 82, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, as a result of an auto accident. Norm was born June 30, 1937 in Rockport, Michigan to Norman W. and Adeline Alexander. On Oct. 30, 1960, he married the love of his life Mary Ann Sylvester at St. Anne Church in ...