Obituaries

SARAH JASKOLSKI

Sarah Jaskolski, 34, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. Sarah loved her children, family and friends. She was such an exceptional kind-hearted person always there to help someone in need. She was a strong person that never gave up and ...

MARION P. SEGUIN

Marion P. Seguin, 93, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Turning Brook Assisted Living. Marion Pauline Firsch was born on June 13, 1924 in Alpena to Richard and Clara (Jesse) Firsch. After graduating from Alpena High School in 1942 she worked at Besser Company as a secretary ...

Robert Washburn

WASHBURN, Robert Lee, 93, of Alpena died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

GAIL FREDERICK WILLIAMS

Gail Frederick Williams, 84, of Alpena passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife of nearly 60 years on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Gail was born in Alpena on Feb. 6, 1933. He served in the United States Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in ...

Sarah Jaskolski

JASKOLSKI, Sarah, 34, of Alpena died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, as a result of an auto accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DEBRA MAY DECELLE

Debra May DeCelle, 57, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Debra May Meredith was born Oct. 9, 1960, in Jackson, Mich., to Paul and Freida (Kunzelman) Meredith. On June 23, 1984, she married Alan ...

John McVeety

MCVEETY, John A., 72, of Alpena died suddenly Nov. 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Katharine; children, Benjamin (Suanne Hawkins), Meredith (Nick) Vogel, Janel (Chris) Branson, Sarah Morris; grandchildren Jack, Jayne, Gage, Melah, Maximus, Britney, Sydney; siblings, Mavis McVeety and ...

GRETCHEN ANN VALENTINE

Gretchen Ann Valentine died peacefully on Oct. 19, 2017, in her home at Glazier Commons, an assisted living facility in Chelsea, Mich. Gretchen’s remaining family includes her three daughters, Jill Russell and Julie Belhaj (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jennifer Russell (Plano, Texas), as well as ...

Debra DeCelle

DECELLE, Debra, 57, of Alpena died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

BRAYDYN MARIE BEVAN

Braydyn Marie Bevan, 10, of Spruce passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Braydyn was born Oct. 16, 2007, in Tawas City. She was a student at Pied Piper School. Braydyn enjoyed music and doing wheelies in her wheel chair. Surviving are her mother, Jamie ...

RALLAND F. MILLER

Ralland F. Miller age 92, of Presque Isle, passed away Oct. 30, 2017, at his hunting camp in Krakow Township. He was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Krakow Township to William and Martha (Fredrick) Miller. Ralland married Eugenia Lapczynski on Aug. 9, 1967, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. He retired ...

Jeffrey Wilkey

WILKEY, Jeffrey Louis, 66, of Alpena died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Teressa; two children, Bryanna (Collin) Beyer of Alpena, and Matthew (Erin) of Virginia; two step-children, Crystal Ramsey, Dustin (Kim) Wood both of ...

Braydyn Bevan

BEVAN, Braydyn Marie, 10, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

CONNIE JEAN KIRCHOFF

Connie Jean Kirchoff, 67, of Lachine passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at her home. Connie Montie was born on Feb. 17, 1950, in Alpena to the late Edward and Martha (Lockwood) Montie. On Feb. 14, 1970, she married Edward Kirchoff. Connie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Alpena. ...

BETTY LORRAINE NOLAN

Mrs. Betty Lorraine Nolan, 81 of Lewiston, Mich., died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sept. 29, 2017. She was born on Jan. 18, 1936 in North Branch, Mich., to the late, Burley and Erma (North) Harmon. She married her husband, Paul Nolan, on Nov. 3, 1956, in North Branch and ...

JEROME A. CUSHMAN

Jerome "Jerry" A. Cushman, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Cartwright Hospice in Saginaw. Jerry was born in Alpena on June 16, 1943, to the late Edmond and Stella (Chalupniczak) Cushman. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Jerry was a lifetime ...

Glenda McHarg

MCHARG, Glenda Virginia, 66, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in Kanab, Utah. She is survived by her daughter Tonda Martin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Per her wishes, she was cremated and her ashes will be interred in Michigan near her son, Terry Glenn McHarg, who died ...

LILY MAY REO

Lily May Reo, 79, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Tendercare-Alpena. Lily May Slater was born in Flint to the late Guarden and Martha (Conrad) Slater and married John F. Reo on Aug. 25, 1956. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2007. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and doing ...

R. GREGORY CHITTICK

R. Gregory Chittick, 58, of Washington, D.C. passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, along with his husband, Jimmy Walton, following a tragic pedestrian/vehicle accident in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Gregory was born April 19, 1959, in Pontiac to E. Richard and Rose Marie (Foster) Chittick. He was ...

FRANCES E. GARANT

Frances “Fran” E. Garant, age 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully at Tendercare Greenview on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, surrounded by her family. On Sept. 29, 1929, Frances was born in Rogers City, Mich., to the late George and Veronica (Kohsmann) Shorkey. She married Robert Garant on ...