Obituaries

Phillip Conger

CONGER, Phillip Edward, 75, of Alpena died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are his wife, Theresa; four children, Paul (Kristin), Rebecca Conger, Jennifer (Randy) Dziuba, and Steven; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering ...

Leona Edgley

EDGLEY, Leona M., 94, of Lost Lake Woods Club, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Turning Brook in Alpena. She is survived by her daughter, Gail (David) Wright, her son, Bruce (Leanne); three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral ...

Justine Krzesowiak

KRZESOWIAK, Justine Theresa, age 87, of Rogers City died Sept. 6, 2018 at MediLodge in Rogers City. She is survived by four children, Bonnie (Jake) Strzelecki of Posen, Butch (Toni Lynn) of Sand Lake, Don (Maria) of Burton and Charlie (Tina) of Freeport; 10 grandchildren; 15 ...

JEFFREY DAVID SOMMERFELD

Jeffrey “Shorty” David Sommerfeld, 59, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Jeffrey was born July 25, 1959 in Alpena to Myles and Jane (Reed) Sommerfeld. Jeff served in the United States Navy from 1977 until his honorable discharge in 1983. ...

MARILYN MILDRED WHITSCELL

Marilyn Mildred Whitscell, 81, of Alpena, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at MediLodge of Alpena. Marilyn was born on Jan. 23, 1937 to Roy and Nilah (Nichols) Wernette in Edmore, Mich., but was raised in Remus. Marilyn graduated from Central Michigan University in June of 1958 and ...

HUGH ALFRED BROWN JR.

Hugh Alfred Brown Jr., 79, of Alpena, left this earth on Sept. 7, 2018. Hugh was born March 13, 1939, to Hugh and Helen (Wolf) Brown in Detroit, but Hubbard Lake is where he called home. Hugh was a man of many skills as he was a farmer, craftsman, painter, and landlord. He loved many ...

HEATHER ANN HOOS

Heather Ann Hoos, 43, of Alpena, passed away Sept. 8, 2018 peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. Heather was born in Bay City, Mich., to Kim LaFave Sr. and Peggy Gauthier on Aug. 31, 1975. Heather was a lifelong resident of Alpena County, where she was a former employee of ...

Eva Mae Chrzan

CHRZAN, Eva Mae, 85, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Sally’s Care Home. Surviving are her six children, Donald (Sherri) Grzeskowiak, Diana (Robin) Zielaskowski, Denise (Danny) Thiem, Brian (Tina) Chrzan, Lori (Steven) Mischloney, Kevin Chrzan; 15 grandchildren; 11 ...

Phillip E. Conger

CONGER, Phillip E., 75, of Alpena, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Pearl M. Conner

CONNER, Pearl M., 88, of Ossineke, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at Medilodge of Alpena. Pearl is survived by three children, Diana Conner of Muskegon, Cathy (Gary) LaCross of Alpena, and Terry Conner of Ossineke, and one grandson, Kevin Stevens. Cremation arrangements were made through ...

Jeffrey Sommerfeld

SOMMERFELD, Jeffrey, 59, of Alpena, died Sunday,, Sept. 9, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

LLOYD CHARLES AIKENS

Lloyd Charles Aikens, 94, of Alpena died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 peacefully at home with his great nieces, Stephanie and Sarah Southwell, at his bedside. He was born in Alpena on Sept. 4, 1923 to the late Charles and Malvena (Paquin) Aikens. He married Beverly Southwell on Sept. 28, 1950 ...

GARY LEE MUSZYNSKI

Gary Lee Muszynski, 72, of Alpena, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at MediLodge Alpena. Gary was born Feb. 3, 1946 in Alpena to Theophile and Lydia (Miller) Muszynski. Being born and raised his entire life in Alpena, Gary grew to love all that northern Michigan had to offer. He enjoyed ...

Justine Theresa Krzesowiak

KRZESOWIAK, Justine Theresa, 87, of Rogers City, died Sept. 6, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through beckfuneralhome.org.

Donald Chapp, Jr.

CHAPP, Donald S. Jr., 71, of Alpena, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. He is survived by his father, Donald Sr., of Cheboygan, Mich.; one daughter; one son; one grandson; one brother and one sister. Per his wishes, he has been taken from Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for ...

VIVIAN MARIE STRALEY

A gentle soul has left this earth — Vivian Marie Straley, 97, of Alpena, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Vivian was born on April 20, 1921 in Alpena to the late Frederick and Martha (Armstrong) Panknin. She married Thomas Straley on Feb. 16, 1943. He preceded her in death ...

CHESTER ENID FREDERICK

Chester Enid Frederick, 98, died on Sept. 1, 2018. She was born on May 15, 1920 to Chester Edward Farrier and Elizabeth (Tibbie) Ellen Rea, in Alpena, Mich. She was born two months after her father died of the Spanish Flu so her mother named her Chester in his memory. This was a gesture that ...

WAYNE DAVID KOWALSKI

Wayne David Kowalski, 65, of Alpena, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Wayne was born on April 8, 1953 in Alpena to the late John and Alma (Timmreck) Kowalski. Wayne was known to be a close to the vest kind of guy. He was inventive and very good ...

SONJA ANN DAHL

Sonja Ann Dahl, 86, of Alpena passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 at Touch of Country Care Home. Sonja Ann Anderson was born in Detroit on March 23, 1923, to the late Sam and Alma (Christopherson) Anderson and graduated from Michigan State University. She married E. Gordon Dahl on Dec. 10, ...

CHESTER DURECKI

On Sept. 3, 2018 Chester Durecki, 79, of Belknap Township passed peacefully at home to be with the Lord. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was known by many as quite the practical joker and his family and friends will dearly miss his sense of humor. He was born July 20, ...