Obituaries

Roy Pratt

PRATT, Roy, 86, of Spruce, died Sept. 15, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. He is survived by his wife Donna; four children, Mary (Jack) Reddy, Doug, Lyle (Tracie), and Diane Pratt. Per his wishes Roy has been taken for cremation. Family and friends will gather at Ossineke United ...

Barbara Suszek

SUSZEK, Barbara Ann, 71, of Alpena died peacefully while at her home in Ossineke on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Surviving are her two children, Mary Horn, James (Michelle) Horn; grandchildren, Brennen, Bradley, Samantha; brother, Tom (Linda) Baker; nephews and nieces; and many other relatives ...

CHRISTINE L. DEVILLE

Christine L. DeVille, age 46, of Posen, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Hubbard Lake, Mich. On Oct. 29, 1971, Christine was born to Michael and Loretta (Gutierrez) Tadajewski in Flint, Mich. She worked as a Home Health Aid for 11 years, until her health no longer allowed her to ...

Andrew Kamyszek

KAMYSZEK, Andrew, 33, of Ossineke, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News upon completion.

KENNETH L. MACKINNON

Kenneth L. MacKinnon, 83, of Alpena passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena, following an extended illness. Ken was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Spruce to the late Dan and Rose (Sims) MacKinnon. On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Elaine Wilson at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. Ken ...

EDNA C. SCHLISKA

Edna C. Schliska, age 78, of Saginaw, Mich., formerly of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Mich. On June 6, 1940, weighing only one and half pounds Edna was born to the late William A. and Edna (Prevo) Schliska in Alpena, Mich. As ...

Aikens, Lloyd and Beverly

AIKENS, Lloyd Charles, 94, of Alpena died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 and Beverly Ann, 87, of Alpena died on Feb. 2, 2018. Per their wishes, they have been taken for cremation. Visiting hours for the both of them will be held at McWilliams Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. ...

JUDITH ANN KAUTZ

Judith Ann Kautz, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born Nov. 20, 1937 in Alpena, Mich., to Spencer and Thelma (Newell) MacKenzie, Judy received an Associate’s Degree from Alpena Community College. She moved to Milwaukee, ...

Kenneth MacKinnon

MACKINNON, Kenneth L., 83, of Alpena died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

PATRICIA JANE THOMPSON

God called the soul of Patricia Jane (Magin) Thompson home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family. Pat entered this world on Aug. 12, 1925. She was born to the late Richard and Frances Magin at their home on 1014 Merchant St. in Alpena, Mich. She was a student ...

CYNTHIA ANN ARBOUR

Cynthia Ann Arbour, age 62, left this world to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. She was born Sept. 6, 1956, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Emil and Cecilia (Guertin) Arbour and grew up in Walled Lake, Mich. She graduated from ...

Kimberly Michalski

MICHALSKI, Kimberly Ann, 63, Alpena died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Daniel; two children, Jason (Hollie), Shannon Michalski; grandson, Daniel; her father, Robert Horn; four siblings, Joe Horn, Frank Horn, Sarah Horn, John Horn; and many “soul sisters.” ...

LINDA MARIE DEROSIA

Linda Marie DeRosia, 64, of Hillman passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Linda Marie Richiert was born in Detroit on Feb. 12, 1954 to the late Marvin and Dorothy (Klein) Richiert. She worked for the Alpena News as a rural carrier for many ...

James Gauthier

GAUTHIER, James L., 85, of Black River, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Medilodge of Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two daughters, Michelle (Michael) Grappin of Metamora, Mich., and Amanda Gauthier of Bradenton, Fla.; three stepchildren, Debra Compeau of Spruce, Daniel Olson of ...

Clayton Gill

GILL, Clayton Gene, 86, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; four children, Alan (Patricia) Gill of Mikado, Sharilynn Gill of Mikado, Sandra (Lonnie) Travis of Mikado, and Jeffery Gill of Florida; four grandchildren, Amy, Shane, Dessie ...

Barbara Kaminski

KAMINSKI, Barbara, 87, of San Bernadino, Calif., died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. She is survived by her brothers, Thomas of Alpena, Richard (Diana) of San Marcos, Calif.; sister Marie Kaminski of Alpena; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia Thompson

THOMPSON, Patricia Jane (Magin), died at home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her nine children, Timothy (Darlene), Mark (Marie), Francie (Duane) Szymanski, Glen (Roxanne), Mary (Allan) Wirgau, Ann (Ron) Martin, Jeffry, Karl, and Becky ...

DOLORES MARY MISEL

Dolores Mary Misel, 89, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. Dolores Mary Kujawa was born May 22, 1929, in Alpena to the late Mitchell and Angela (Modrzynski) Kujawa. On Feb. 7, 1952, she married Lionel Misel. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1992. ...

ROBERT RASMUSSEN

Robert Rasmussen, 83, died Sept. 9, 2018. Born to Iner and Eleanor Rasmussen, March 13, 1935. Married Emily Kautz on Nov. 25, 1955. His wife Emily died in 2011. They had two sons precede them in death, Brad and Bruce Rasmussen and three grandsons, Mark and Shaun Rasmussen and Ethan Hoover. ...

EVA MAE CHRZAN

Eva Mae Chrzan, 85, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Sally’s Care Home. Eva Mae Grzeskowiak was born in Alpena on April 23, 1933 to the late John and Eva (Sylvester) Grzeskowiak and married Adolph Chrzan on Nov. 6, 1954. He preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 2016. She was ...