Obituaries

DAVID LEE GAPSKE

David Lee Gapske, 82, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at his home. David was born July 10, 1936 in Alpena to the late Edward and Martha (Schultz) Gapske. He married Eliza Jean Lockwood on Dec. 7, 1965. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. David owned and ...

BARBARA L. KOSAL

Barbara L. Kosal, 77, of Barton City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. Born Oct. 5, 1941 to Kenneth and Eleanor (Hyslop) Burns in Flint, Mich., she was raised there. She graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1957 with honors, and attended ...

JOHN JAMES SMIGELSKI

John James Smigelski, 87, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Medilodge of Greenview. John was born in Alpena on Aug. 5, 1931 to the late John and Josephine (Precord) Smigelski and married Darlene Sylvester on April 14, 1956. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean ...

AVIS J. SNYDER

Avis J. Snyder, 78, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home. Avis J. Clewley was born June 20, 1940 in Melvindale, Mich., to the late Everett and Mildred (Cohoon) Clewley. In June 1958 she married Darwin Snyder. She enjoyed riding motorcycles across the country, Bingo, ...

Rose Blaszak

BLASZAK, Rose Mary, 72, of Oscoda, formerly of Harrisville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Marie (Ron) Ayer, and Michele (Jeff) Grove; two granddaughters, Karly and Emmy; one grandson, Evan; one sister, KathyAnn (Andy) Keiper; two brothers, ...

Madeline Donajkowski

DONAJKOWSKI, Madeline Ruth, 73, of Posen died Nov. 7, 2018 in Cheboygan. She is survived by daughters, Tamyra (John) Bober of Rogers City and Tonette Derry of Cheboygan; four grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Timothy and Austin; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathy (Terry) Poklay of ...

SALLY MARIE GOUPELL

On Nov. 10, 2018, Sally Marie Goupell, age 68 of Posen, Mich., was granted the highest honor and privilege of meeting Jesus face to face. On Sept. 27, 1950, Sally was the first of William “Jack” and Eleanor “Jeanette” LaLonde’s 12 children to be born in a hospital. She was raised ...

Barbara Kosal

KOSAL, Barbara L., 77, of Barton City, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. She is survived by her husband, Stu; children, Scott (Shelly) Kosal of Edgerton Wis., Kenneth (Michelle) Kosal of South Lyon, Mich., and Sheryl (Dennis) Smith of Barton City, Mich.; ...

Kenneth Kreft

KREFT, Kenneth Herman, 85, of Rogers City died peacefully at home on Nov. 10, 2018. He is survived by four children, Gail Guess of Merrill, Kenneth (Karen) Kreft of Rochester Hills, Kurt (Denise Brown) Kreft of Millersburg and Kat Holiday of Eaton, Colo.; companion, Donna Paull of Rogers ...

John Smigelski

SMIGELSKI, John J., 87, of Alpena died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Medilodge - Greenview. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

THELMA MARY CADARETTE

Born March 13, 1928, on Nov. 7, 2018 Thelma Mary Cadarette (Turner) peacefully passed away. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Newton Cadarette, her son Delmar Cadarette, her grandsons Allen R Cadarette, Shawn Broers, her parents and all of her siblings. She was the ...

MARSHA A. ENGELHARDT

Marsha A. Engelhardt, 70, passed away Oct. 30, 2018, in Plymouth, Mich. Marsha is survived by brother Raymond Crutcher; daughter Jennifer (Frank) Morton; son Jason R. Degen; step-son Richard (Kimberly) Engelhardt; step-daughter Susan (Kirk) Matson; step-daughter Mary (Hector) Roman; and ...

DAVID CARL KRUEGER

David Carl Krueger, 64, of Connecticut passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 of an apparent heart attack while at work. David was born Jan. 10, 1954 in Alpena to the late William and Doris (Neumann) Krueger. He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service and then worked as an ...

JOSEPH A. MAROTTA

Joseph A. Marotta II, age 82, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. On Nov. 18th, 1935, Joseph was born to the late Joseph and Edna (Derosier) Marotta of Worcester, Mass. He enlisted in the United States Air Force serving ...

Mitchell J. Donajkowski

DONAJKOWSKI, Mitchell J. “Mitch,” 56, of Alpena, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of the News. Online Condolences: ...

Avis J. Snyder

SNYDER, Avis J., 78, of Alpena, died on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home. Surviving are her husband, Darwin; three children, Mark (Sandra) Snyder, Brenda Peck, Ronald Snyder; daughter-in-law, June (Bill) Snyder; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Karen (Manuel) ...

Shirley J. Stineman

STINEMAN, Shirley J., 95, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Turning Brook Assisted Living in Alpena. Surviving are three daughters, Carol (Greg Howarth) Stineman, Kathleen (Eric) Dunckel, and Debra (Charles) Post; and two granddaughters, Elena Dunckel and Abigail Dunckel. A memorial service ...

SILHOUETTE RENEE HAMILL

Silhouette Renee (Kern) Hamill, 39, passed away in Alpena on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. She was born to Shirley and Rose (VanWormer) Kern on Aug. 1, 1979. Married Corey James Hamill on Oct. 13, 2001 and had two children, Autumn Marie Kern and Anthony James Hamill. Also a brother in North ...

CLIFFORD C. BRODERSON

Clifford C. Broderson, age 93, of Alpena passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his home. On July 13, 1925, Clifford was born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Kermith and Meta (Rutskowske) Broderson. Clifford served in the United States Air Force during WW II. On Sept. 2, 1950, he ...

MILDRED M. KINGSBURY

Mildred M. (Marker) Kingsbury was born on Oct.16, 1918, to William and Kathryn Mallory in Kanabec Township, Minn. She passed away at Brookhaven Manor in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Nov. 5, 2018. Mildred married her husband William Wayne Marker in December of 1940. They moved to Michigan and ...