Obituaries

GEORGE HARRY ZANTER

It is with an impossible sadness that we announce the loss of George Zanter, who passed away suddenly at home on April 7, 2018, leaving behind the family he cherished and the many friends he admired during his remarkable journey through life. It would take volumes to explain the meaning ...

ALICE BRUSKI

Alice Bruski, age 80 of Posen, passed away April 8, 2018, at MediLodge Healthcare in Rogers City. She was born in Posen in 1937 to Frank and Cecilia (Buza) Bruski. Alice was a member of St. Casimir Church and the parish Rosary Society. She enjoyed helping out at Fieldstone Manor in ...

SALLY SIGMAN NESBITT

Sally Sigman Nesbitt, born March 3, 1931, in Alpena, Mich., passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Alpena. Born to the late Dr. William E. and Catherine (Griffith) Nesbitt, Sally was raised in Alpena but had a short stay in Battle Creek, Mich., due to Dr. Nesbitt being requested to report ...

SYLVIA GILBERTSON

Longtime Mariposa, Calif., resident Sylvia Marie (Huhtasaari) Gilbertson died at home on March 28, 2018. She was born in Askel, in Michigan's Copper Country, on Nov. 23, 1939, to George and Senia (Heikkinen) Huhtasaari. The second of six daughters, including Jean (Lowell) Elowsky, Peggy ...

Charles Hill

HILL, Charles D., 73, of Lincoln died April 5, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his wife Constance; one son, Patrick of Barton City; three daughters Tina (George) Schrader of Barton City, Julie (Jim Scott) Cole of Mikado and Stacy Kelly of Harrisville; eight ...

Robert McCumber

MCCUMBER, Robert E., 96, of Onaway died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by two daughters, Robin (Craig) Huard of Clay and Anita McCumber (Floyd Hopfinger) of Midland; two granddaughters, Chloe and Rachel; one sister-in-law, Carol Shafto ...

ROBERT PLUME

Robert Plume, 88, of Posen, died Tuesday, April 5, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena. Truly one in a million. Those words describe the life and personality of Robert (Bob) Wayne Plume. Born on March 3, 1930, in Millersburg, Mich., he will be remembered as an entrepreneur, engineer ...

Bill Harman

HARMAN, Bill, 68, of Onaway died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Londa; three daughters, Lisa (Shawn) Walker of Onaway, Shena (Don) Cooksey of Onaway and Deeka (Heath) Blanchard of Onaway; two sons, Patrick (Kosrae) of Onaway and Erin (Allison) McLean of ...

KATHRYN CAROL MARWEDE

Kathryn Carol Marwede, 68, of Ossineke passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home. Kathryn Schultz was born July 9, 1949, in Alpena to Calvin and Lorraine (Timm) Schultz. On Nov. 10, 1973, she married Robert Marwede. She enjoyed owning and teaching ceramics at Bob Kat ...

Thomas Steinbauer

STEINBAUER, Thomas, 84, of Ossineke died Wednesday, April 5, 2018 at The Country House AFC. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Stevens; six children, Cynthia (Troy) Leibengood of Clyde, Ohio, Thomas S. of Solon, Ohio, Timothy (Rebecca) of Vermilion, Ohio, Kathleen Taylor of Westfield ...

Kathryn Marwede

MARWEDE, Kathryn, 68, of Ossineke died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Benito Prano, Jr.

PRANO, Benito Nicholas Jr., 53, of Alpena died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home. He is survived by seven siblings, Joan (Rodney) Maxwell, Richard Janssen, John (Laurie), Rachel (Don) Monti, Jerie (Jennifer) Ridgeway Jr., Rebecca (Eric) Smith, Timothy Robitaille; and several nieces and ...

VIRGINIA LOU DEROSIA

Virginia Lou DeRosia, 89, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Sally's Care Home. Virginia Merrill was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Flint, Mich., to the late Raymond and Mabel (Ferris) Merrill. On Feb. 26, 1949, she married Kenneth DeRosia. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, ...

Benito Prano, Jr.

PRANO, Benito Jr., 53, of Alpena died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DAUNE MARIE JONES

Daune Marie Jones, 75, of Lachine passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Daune Davenport was born Feb. 9, 1943, in Howell, Mich., to the late Bellmont and Mabel (Miller) Davenport. She enjoyed watching birds and was an avid reader. Surviving are her ...

PATRICIA PHILLIS LAHAIE

Patricia Phillis LaHaie, 83, of Alpena passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at her home. Patricia Phillis Kuznicki was born in Rogers City on March 17, 1935, to the late Phillip and Amelia (Jarvis) Kuznicki. On Sept. 9, 1961, she married Lawrence C. LaHaie. He preceded her in death on ...

HARLEY ROGER SCHAEDIG

Harley Roger Schaedig, age 68 of Ocqueoc Township, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, peacefully at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey following a recent cancer diagnosis. He was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Rogers City to George and Elsie (Grulke) Schaedig. Harley graduated ...

Walter Tadjewski

TADAJEWSKI, Walter, 73, Trinity, Texas, died on March 26, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; sister, Kay Mazany; two aunts, Theresa and Virginia; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Carol Wiggins

WIGGINS, Carol, 76, of Onaway, died peacefully on March 31, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She is survived by five children, Bonnie (Carl) Altman of Hawks, Donald (Sheri) of Onaway, Dorothy Schoolcraft of Onaway, Beth Wiggins of Onaway and Roger of South Dakota; ...

Norman Cowper

COWPER, Norman 86, of Onaway, died Friday in Hillman. He is survived by sons Michael (Kathy) of Livonia, David (Dana) of Troy, Blake (Kathy) of Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter, Sandra (Ronald) Rittner of Onaway; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters ...