Obituaries

HARRY SCHWIESOW

Age 82, of Belknap Township passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. He was born Aug. 11, 1935 in Belknap Township to Richard and Lucia (Dost) Schwiesow. Harry served in the United States Army from 1958 through 1960. On Feb. 11, 1961 he ...

Karen Kovatch

KOVATCH, Karen M., 65, of Millersburg died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at home. She is survived by two daughters, Dawn (Todd Arkwood) Ginda of Millersburg, Suzy (Ryon) Bruder of Onaway; two sons, Tony of Atlanta, Andy of Mancelona; four grandchildren, Jeff, Jeremy, Zachary, and Raena; four ...

John Howe

HOWE, John W., 90, of Canada Creek Ranch (Atlanta) died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Lenore A. Howe ; daughter, Leann Howe of Livonia; four grandchildren, Kyle, Kallie, Katrina, and Eva; five great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements are in care of the ...

DELMAR J. KIELISZEWSKI

Delmar J. Kieliszewski, age 75, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, surrounded by his family. On Dec. 2, 1942, Delmar was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Frank and Sophie (Wcisel) Kieliszewski. Delmar worked for Mid-Way Giant retiring ...

CHRIS McLAREN

Chris "Gibby" McLaren, 56, of Redford passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his daughter's home. Chris was born May 7, 1961, in Alpena to Wayne and Yvonne (Kleiber) McLaren. On Sept. 13, 1986, he married Colleen Foran. He enjoyed playing sports and reading. Surviving are his wife, ...

ELAINE ROSE BOBOLTS

Elaine Rose Bobolts, 86, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Elaine Rose Muszynski was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Alpena to the late Louis and Lillian (Janeske) Muszynski. On Nov. 4, 1950, she married Elroy Bobolts, Jr. He preceded her in ...

GEORGE RAYMOMD BURROWS

George Raymond Burrows, 81, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. George was born March 15, 1936, in Petoskey to the late Raymond and Irene (Johnecheck) Burrows. On Oct. 7, 1961, he married Marilyn Bachelor at First Christian Church in Petoskey. He ...

Elaine Doxsie

DOXSIE, Elaine M., 82, of Atlanta died peacefully on Jan. 10, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena surrounded by her family. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Mark) Beegle of Atlanta, Patricia (Chris) Voight of Bellevue; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth ...

CHESTER LOUIS KAPALA

Chester Louis Kapala, 87, of Alpena, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Chester was born Dec. 20, 1930, to the late John and Veronica (Smolinski) Kapala in Presque Isle. He served in the Army during the Korean War where he belonged to the infantry division heavy mortar. Chester was a member of ...

JOHN LUTHER LUNSFORD

Mr. John Luther Lunsford "Buck 50,” 63, of Atlanta, Mich., died on Jan. 9, 2018, at his home. He was born in Ventura, Calif., on Feb. 20, 1954, to the late, Thomas and Clara (Roberts) Lunsford. He has resided in Atlanta for the last two years, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., where he worked ...

Christopher McLaren

MCLAREN, Christopher, 56, of Redford died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his daughter's home. Arrangements are incomplete.

SHIRLEY PAULSELL

Shirley Paulsell passed away Jan. 10, 2018. Loving wife of Norman for 66 years. Mother of Ron (Cynthia), Barry (Patti), Debbie Gunnell (George), Linda, Larry (Nancy), Mike (Sherry) and the late Patricia and Robert. Also nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service Monday ...

ROBERT W. SCHWARTZ

Robert W. Schwartz, age 83, of Hubbard Lake, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Canton, Mich., on Jan. 10, 2018. Devoted husband of 58 years to Faye. Beloved father of Linda Schwartz, Barbara (Pete) Secord, Kathy Rabel, Amy (Jim) Graham. Proud Papa of Matthew ...

AUDREY RUTH SELKE

Audrey Ruth Selke, age 79, of Rogers City, passed away Jan. 11, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan. She was born Aug. 27, 1938 in Tawas City to Lavin and Edna (McLennan) Woizeschke. On Oct. 7, 1961 she married Kay Don Selke at St. John Lutheran Church in Rogers City. She volunteered for ...

Elaine Bobolts

BOBOLTS, Elaine Rose, 86, of Alpena died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by four children, Dudley (Bridgette), Marilyn (Doug) Duby, Fred (Roxanne), Steven; two daughters-in-law, Diane Bobolts, Jean Bobolts; nine grandchildren; seven ...

George Burrows

BURROWS, George Raymond, 81, of Alpena died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

John Landi

LANDI, John William, 88, died in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 10, 2018. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia (Dick) Kennedy of Alpena and Elissa (Dom) Paparone of Palm Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Burial in Bronx, N.Y.

Todd Willey

WILLEY, Todd W., 54, of Onaway died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Laura Willey and Alyssa Willey, both of Onaway; son, Wade of Onaway; three grandchildren, Landon, Halle and Princeton; father, Dale (Pam) of Onaway; mother, June (Bill) ...

Doris Brege

BREGE, Doris H., 94, of Belknap Township died Jan. 9, 2018, at the Tendercare Alpena. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at St. Michael Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 3 p.m. through time of her funeral at 4 p.m. with Pastor Keith Schneider ...

Norma Jean Bliss

BLISS, Norma Jean, 91, of Ossineke, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Tendercare Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.