Obituaries

DONALD ARTHUR WEISE

Donald Arthur Weise, 85, of Alpena passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at MediLodge of Alpena. Donald was born Oct. 5, 1933 in Alpena to the late Richard and Ada (Connon) Weise. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On July 23, 1960, he married Caroline Kirchoff. She ...

Katherine Helen Kreft

KREFT, Helen Katherine, 89, of Alpena, died Friday, July 12, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Brent Lee McConnell

McCONNELL, Brent Lee, died peacefully at his home in La Grande, Ore., on July 10. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Kauffman), son, Scott, and daughter Nicole. More information will be forthcoming.

Jeffrey Dean Wenzel

WENZEL, Jeffrey Dean, 53, of Alpena, died July 11, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He is survived by two daughters, Gabrielle Wenzel, of Sandusky, and Chelsea Wenzel, of North Carolina, one granddaughter, Sophie, mother, Elaine Wenzel, of Onaway, father, Richard, of ...

LUCILLE LOUISE BARTREAU

Lucille Louise Bartreau, 89, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 9, 2019. Lou was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Pontiac and moved to Ossineke as a young girl. She later moved to Alpena where she worked as a waitress and bartender. Lou married the love of her life Stanley ...

LISA M. BEAUBIEN

Lisa’s bright smile will be missed by many. She loved life and the outdoors. She was always looking for an adventure. She enjoyed anything that brought people together. Camping, fishing, four-wheeling, singing, dancing, and playing pool to name a few. Lisa, 43 years old of New Hope, Pa., ...

DAWN ANNETTE HARRIS

Dawn Annette Harris, age 56, passed away July 10, 2019. She was born on April 14, 1963, in Rogers City, Mich., to Arnold “Butch” and Kathleen “Kate” Bahrke. She is survived by her husband Dwayne, daughter Jordyn, and siblings Julie (Gary) Robertson, Alan (Chris Campbell) Bahrke, ...

DENNIS NORMAN KAMYSZEK

Dennis Norman Kamyszek, 63, a lifelong resident of Alpena passed away peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home. Dennis was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Alpena to Norman and Marian (Ciupka) Kamyszek. He married Karen Holmes on Sept. 3, 1988. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He ...

ONALEE MURRIEL KEARLY

Onalee Murriel Kearly, 94, of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Jessies Adult Foster Care. Onalee Murriel Lewis was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Hillman to the late George and Florence (Rea) Lewis. On Dec. 29, 1944 she married Donald Kearly. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2007. ...

MAXINE F. MARKEY

Maxine F. Markey, age 81, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. On June 21, 1938, Maxine was born in Grosse Isle, Mich., to the late Ulysses and Lena (L’Heureux) Mayville. Maxine worked for Sally’s Care Home for over 30 years. She was a member of the ...

NANCY ANN (MILLS) OLSON

Nancy Ann (Mills) Olson, age 86, died June 27, 2019, at Suncrest Nursing Home in Lapeer, Mich., with her loving family beside her. Nancy is survived by her five children; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many cherished sibling-in-laws and nieces and nephews. See ...

Edwin J. Cohoon

COHOON, Edwin J., 91, of Beaver Lake, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Medilodge of Alpena. He is survived by his eight children: Diane Stevenson, of Ocala, Fla., Edwin (Sue), of Alpena, Mich., Susan Compeau, of Lachine, Mich., Cindy (Rick) Montie, of Posen, Mich., Lois (Gary) Bendig, of ...

Gerald Johnson

JOHNSON, Gerald, 88, of Lachine, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Donald J. St. Germain

ST. GERMAIN, Donald J., of Onaway, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at home. He is survived by his wife, Linda, three sons, Dennis (Debra), Arden (Cindy), and Dale (Patty), all of Onaway, four stepdaughters, Irma (Pat) Nolan, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Sharon (Alan) Thompson, of Wolverine, Brenda ...

BARBARA JOYCE KENDZIORSKI

Barbara Joyce Kendziorski, 84, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena. Barbara Joyce Gutkowski was born July 14, 1934 in Alpena to the late Anthony and Ruth (Miller) Gutkowski. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving are her son, Lance ...

Maxine F. Markey

MARKEY, Maxine F., 81, of Alpena, died at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Drane, of Alpena, Mich., four grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Chelsea, and Travis, and six great-grandchildren. Per her wishes, she has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter ...

JANE IDA SOMMERFELD

Jane Ida Sommerfeld, 81, formerly of Alpena, passed away May 5, 2019 in Lake City, Fla. She was born March 3,1938 to Lawrence and Ida Reed in Alpena, Mich. She married Myles Sommerfeld June 30, 1956, he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2016. She worked at Dick’s Discount Arcade and Alpena ...

Thomas M. Skuse

SKUSE, Thomas M., 79, of Onaway, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, sons, Kevin and Matthew, daughters Jeanneen (Scott) Dalos and Ann (William) Trueworthy, stepson Mark Fillmore, stepdaughter Carolyn (Duane) Brown, 25 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, ...

DOLENA MAY CURTIS

Dolena May Curtis, 89 of Ocqueoc Township passed away at home on July 7, 2019. She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Rogers City to Frank and Cecelia (Metko) Chrzan. On Nov. 3, 1951 she married Clarence William Curtis at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed baking, cooking, ...

JONATHAN MARK DESSENBERG

Jonathan Mark Dessenberg, 49, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Jonathan was born in Alpena on April 12, 1970 to James and Anne (Lyon) Dessenberg. He graduated from Alpena High in 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in 1993 from GMI Engineering and Management ...