Obituaries

ARNOLD GERARD MOUSSEAU

Arnold Gerard Mousseau, 62, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Arnie was born July 23, 1956 in Alpena to the large family of the late Iner and Mary (Skinner) Mousseau. Shortly after graduation, Arnie enlisted in the U.S. Army. He ...

THEODORE WILLIS LANCASTER

Theodore Willis Lancaster, 54, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Medilodge Alpena following a long courageous battle with MS. Ted was born April 4, 1965 in Alpena to John and Dorothy (Kennedy) Lancaster. He was a lifelong resident of the Alpena area. Ted enlisted in ...

DAVID WILLIAM MacGILLIS

David William MacGillis, 88, of Lachine passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home. David was born in Detroit on Oct. 21, 1930 to the late John and Edna (Mills) MacGillis. At the age of 16, he joined the Army National Guard, serving as a Brigade Commander, Company Commander and retired ...

WADE HAMPTON PERKINS JR.

Wade Hampton Perkins Jr., age 60, of Hudson, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home. Wade was born Aug. 13, 1958 in Harrisville, Mich., to Wade and Genevieve (Fowler) Perkins. Wade loved to spend time with his family and friends, who will miss his kindness and humor. He is survived by ...

LOUISE M.MODRZYNSKI

Louise M. Modrzynski of Holland, formerly of Alpena, Mich., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was born on July 20, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Modrzynski, her children, Allen Modrzynski and Gail Modrzynski, and her granddaughter, Samantha Modrzynski ...

DENNIS DALE RITTHALER

Dennis Dale Ritthaler, 70, of Warren passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Dennis was born in Alpena on Dec. 7, 1948 to the late Leopold and Theresa (Hoeberling) Ritthaler and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Denise Miela ...

Irene Jean Bennett

BENNETT, Irene Jean, 89, of Hillman, Mich., died at home surrounded by family on July 5, 2019. She is survived by her sons, James Dodge, of Walterboro, S.C., Clyde Dodge, of Hillman, and Greg (Brenda) Bennett, of Hillman, daughters, Patricia (Brian) Klein, Diane (Mike) Orlando, and Colleen ...

Joseph A. Marotta II

MAROTTA, Joseph A. II, 82, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. Per his wishes Joseph was taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Family and friends will gather at Holy Cross Cemetery for a Committal Service on Monday, July 15, 2019, ...

DOUGLAS LEE DOWLING

Douglas Lee Dowling, 44, of Alpena died in a tragic car accident in Traverse City on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Doug was born Dec. 29, 1974 in Alpena to the late Bernard Jr. and Sandra (Fifer) Dowling. Doug was a man with a big heart as he enjoyed caring for the elderly and was exceptional at ...

Dolena May Curtis

CURTIS, Dolena May, 89, of Ocqueoc Township, died at home on July 7, 2019. She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Rogers City to Frank and Cecelia (Metko) Chrzan. Friends may visit at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke on Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. through time of her funeral at 11 ...

Jonathan Mark Dessenberg

DESSENBERG, Jonathan Mark, 49, of Alpena, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

David William MacGillis

MacGILLIS, David William, 88, of Lachine, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, three children, Sheryl MacGillis, David (Carrie), and Steven, and granddaughter, Kaylie. Visitation will take place on Wednesday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. ...

JOANNE F. BENAC

Joanne F. Benac, 87, of Alpena passed away July 2, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena. Joanne F. Kwiatkowski was born Aug. 19, 1931 to Francis and Anastaci (Pilarski) Kwiatkowski. On Sept. 17, 1949 she married Floyd Benac at St. Mary Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2000. ...

FLORENCE MARIE HINES

Florence Marie Hines, 87, of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her home. Florence Marie Kroeger was born Aug. 7, 1931 in Gibsonburg, Ohio to the late Edward and Lauretta (Maylum) Kroeger. On May 18, 1957 she married Robert E. Hines. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2010. ...

JOHN EDWARD SCHULTZ

John Edward Schultz, age 72 passed away June 29, 2019. Dear father of Jaime Attar (Adel). Beloved son of Francis and Aurelia Schultz. Cherished grandfather of Olivia and Faith. Brother of Shirley Hier, Tom Schultz, Janice Keller, Francis Schultz “Frank”. Retired from the Besser Company. ...

EUGENE W. SOBECK

Eugene (Gene) W. Sobeck, age 87, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Medilodge of Alpena, surrounded by his family. On May 21, 1932, Eugene was born to the late Killian and Evelyn (Anderson) Sobeck in Alpena, Mich. He married Joyce Reynolds on July 10, 1954, at ...

Florence Marie Hines

HINES, Florence Marie, 87, of Alpena, died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

Shirley L. Kanka

KANKA, Shirley L., 91, of Huron Beach, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Golden Beach Manor, Huron Beach. She is survived by a son, Gerald (Janice), of Troy/Huron Beach, daughters Karen (Randy) Jasek, of Georgetown, Texas, Ramona (Tom) Cox, of Lewiston, and Kathleen (Mike) Deely, of Morgantown, ...

Gerald E. LeTourneau

LeTOURNEAU, Gerald E., 81, of Toledo Ohio, died surrounded by his family in March 22, 2019 after a brief battle with lymphoma. There will be a graveside memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Alpena, Mich., on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. All of his family and friends are invited to come and ...

Dennis Dale Ritthaler

RITTHALER, Dennis Dale, 70, of Warren, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Denise, two daughters, Kelly (Ryan) Malloy and Kristy (Andrew) Hicks, two grandsons, Conner and Carson, sister, Viola (Leif) Laniewski, brother, Manuel (Karren), ...