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Obituaries

ESTHER MILLER COHEN JOHNSON

Esther Miller Cohen Johnson, 91, of Alpena, entered eternal peace on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Esther was born on Jan. 20, 1928 to the late Leslie and Esther (Gardner) Miller in Alpena. She was a graduate of Alpena High School. Esther continued her education in Florida where she obtained her ...

PHILIP JOHN KUCKENBAKER

Philip John Kuckenbaker died on Sept. 10, 2019, in Presque Isle, Michigan. Philip was 40. Fishing and campfires made Philip smile. Loved ones, his parents, George and Diane Kuckenbaker of Presque Isle, brother George and his wife Kim, of Maine, brother Cy and his loved one Danie of ...

HAROLD EDWARD SPENS

Harold Edward Spens, age 85, of Rogers Township, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2019. He was born June 11, 1934 in Rogers Township to Edward and Ethel (Banks) Spens. On April 24, 1954 he married Joan Garno in Rogers City. He retired as a mechanic from the ...

RANDAL ALLAN CAMARA

CAMARA, Randal Allan, 64, of Alpena, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his home. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1-4 p.m. at the Thunder Bowl Lanes. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

DANIEL JOHN KOWALSKI

KOWALSKI, Daniel John, 59, of Alpena, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. He is survived by his daughter, Cailah Kowalski, and five siblings, Linda Robinette, Kim (Karl) Walz, Diane (Terry Halaberda) Soderberg, Jeff (Kim), and Lori Fontana. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, ...

THEODORE WILLIS LANCASTER

LANCASTER, Theodore Willis, 54, of Alpena, died Sunday, July 7, 2019. Ted is survived by his parents, Dorothy and Peter Peterson, three sisters, Kim Lancaster, Stacey Lancaster, and Janene Lovelace, three nieces, and many of his special friends and extended family. A celebration of life ...

KENNETH D. LIGHTHALL

LIGHTHALL, Kenneth D., 81, formerly of Alpena, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in Bradenton, Florida. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home.

RANDAL ALLAN CAMARA

Randal Allan Camara, 64, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his home. Randal was born in Oakland, California on Nov. 27, 1955, to the late Manuel and Augusta (Aguiar) Camara. He married Barbara Tylenda in August 1989. She preceded him in death in February of 2016. Randy ...

BRUCE EDWARD BANISH

BANISH, Bruce Edward, 66, of Presque Isle, died on Monday Sept. 9, 2019 at MediLodge of Greenview. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DANIEL JOHN KOWALSKI

KOWALSKI, Daniel John, 59, of Alpena, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Daniel is survived by his daughter, Cailah Kowalski, and five siblings, Linda Robinette, Kim (Karl) Walz, Diane (Terry Halaberda) Soderberg, Jeff (Kim), and Lori Fontana. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, ...

DEBRA K. ADAMS

Debra K. Adams, 66, of Spruce, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at her home. Deb was born Feb. 7, 1953 to the late Arleigh and Janet Smith. She married Michael E. Adams July 23, 1977. They resided in Spruce, Michigan and had one son Michael C. Adams. Deb was a woman that loved ...

ESTHER G. JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Esther G., 91, of Alpena, died on Friday Sept. 6, 2019 at home. She has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home. A full obituary will be announced in a future edition of The News.

THOMAS H. KRAMER

Thomas H. Kramer, 76, of Alpena went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Thomas was born on Feb. 3, 1943, in Alpena to the late Harvey and Palgan (Fenski) Kramer. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He ...

EVA MAE McMURRAY- SINACOLA

Mrs. Eva Mae McMurray-Sinacola, 95, of Hillman, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at her residence. She was born on May 2, 1924 to William and Mary (Graham) McKenzie in Pickford, Michigan. Eva spent most of her adult life in the Hillman area. She owned and operated Pinewood ...

ROBERT RAYMOND McDONALD

Robert Raymond McDonald, 81, of Black River passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at his home. Robert was born in Alpena on April 9, 1938 to the late Bernard and June (Greene) McDonald. He served in the United States Navy. On Aug. 31, 1991 he married Kitty Zielaskowski. Bob was a longtime member ...

EARL F. NUECHTERLEIN

Earl F. Nuechterlein, age 82, born in Alpena, but living in California for over the past 50 years passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease and osteoarthritis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1937, the first child of the late Alwin and Lydia Nuechterlein. He is ...

KENNETH LEE WERTH

Kenneth Lee Werth, age 63, of Nashville, Tennessee, went home to be with his Lord after a ruptured aorta aneurysm on July 2, 2019. He was born on Oct. 28, 1955 to Lee and Janet Werth. Ken was the oldest of four children and is survived by one brother, Donald Werth of Arizona; Two sisters, ...

Daniel Griffin

GRIFFIN, Daniel, 81, of Rogers City, died Sept. 4, 2019 at Medilodge in Rogers City. Dan is survived by two sisters, Joan Fascetti, of Fort Myers, Florida, and Mary Ann (Timothy) Craddock, of Millersburg, a sister-in-law, Patricia Griffin, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services ...

Esther V. Hall

HALL, Esther V., 95, of Onaway, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at home. She is survived by son Butch (Linda), of Tower, daughters Pamela (Donald) Tuttle, of Onaway, and Dawn Peariso (Ken Austin), of Lake Placid, Florida, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, ...

John Thomas Oliver

OLIVER, John Thomas, 68, of Alpena, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Surviving are his wife, Jackie, daughter, Minga Oliver, stepchildren, Ashley Webster, Travis Webster, Lisa Caster, and Jennifer Murphy, and three grandchildren, Chris, Trevor, and Jade. A ...