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Obituaries

David Stanley Goodburne

GOODBURNE, David Stanley, 90, of Alpena, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Joan; four children, Mike (Janet) Bagnieschi, April (John) Bellmore, Edward (Mary), David (Vicki), two stepchildren, Mike (Sherry) Oles, Leeta (Dave) Clark; nine grandchildren, Chrissy ...

Garnet Paul Robinson

ROBINSON, Garnet Paul, 76, of Rogers City, died May 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, two daughters, Laura (Gary) Rhode, of Rogers City and Melissa (Justin) Garcia, of Bay City, seven grandchildren, Elaina, Lillian, Gavin, Caleb, Isaac, Taylor and Danielle, a brother, Kenneth, of ...

RITA MARIA BARANSKI

Rita Maria Baranski, age 88, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at MediLodge of Alpena. On Oct. 8, 1931, Rita was born to the late Howard and Mildred (Wolschon) Sheer in Detroit, Michigan. She married Francis J. Baranski on Oct. 17, 1953; together they were ...

FREDRICK AUGSBURGER

AUGSBURGER, Fredrick, 90, of Rogers City, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at MediLodge in Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through beckfuneralhome.org.

DAVID GOODBURNE

GOODBURNE, David, 90, of Alpena, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

EMMETT G. NELSON

NELSON, Emmett G., 86, of Spruce, Michigan, died on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn, and their two children: Samuel L., of Spruce, Michigan, and Sarah E. (Steven) Simkins, of Midland, Michigan, four grandchildren: ...

EDITH CLARA ZIEMER

ZIEMER, Edith Clara, 87, of Hamburg, formerly of Huron Beach, died at home surrounded by her family on May 15, 2020. Edith is survived by her husband, Max, two daughters, Renae Selk, of Hamburg, and Donna (Philip) Boyer, of Stow, Ohio, two grandchildren, Ashlea (Jordan), Brandon, two ...

GERALD JOHN MODRZYNSKI

Gerald John Modrzynski, 77, of Alpena, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Gerald was born in Rogers City on May 25, 1942 to the late Clarence and Myrtelbelle (Wirgau) Modrzynski and married Patsy Johnson on Jan. 28, 1963. Jerry retired from Stoneport Quarry ...

LAURIE ANN PATRICK

Traverse City - Laurie Ann Patrick, 59, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 11, 2020 at her home in Traverse City. Laurie was born on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1960 to the late Donald and Jean (Hardenburgh) MacAulay in Alpena. She grew up there with her three brothers and sister. ...

NORMAN J. ALEXANDER

Norman J. Alexander, 82, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, as a result of an auto accident. Norm was born June 30, 1937 in Rockport, Michigan to Norman W. and Adeline Alexander. On Oct. 30, 1960, he married the love of his life Mary Ann Sylvester at St. Anne Church in ...

ROBERT MONROE ALLEN

Robert Monroe Allen, 43, of Alpena, passed away at home Saturday, May 9, 2020 due to medical complications. Rob was born March 9, 1977 in Alpena to Kenneth Allen and Claudia Neville. Rob was a mechanic by trade and loved working on cars. He also enjoyed his motorcycles, all types of music, ...

BETTY CAMPBELL

Betty Campbell, 92, of Harrisville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Maple Grove Adult Foster Care. Born Jan. 16, 1928 to Louis and Sarah (Merrick) Dault of Alpena, and she was raised there. On May 1, 1954, she married Bruce Campbell. They were residents of Harrisville, where they owned ...

SALLY MAE ZDYBEL

Sally Mae Zdybel, age 82, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at her daughter’s home. On June 19, 1937, Sally was born to the late Agabitan and Helen (Kaszubowski) Suszek in Alpena, Michigan. Sept. 1, 1956, she married Elden Zdybel at St. Mary Catholic Church; he ...

Norman Alexander

ALEXANDER, Norman,, 82, of Alpena, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Charrell Huessner

HUESSNER, Charrell, 59, of Alpena, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She is survived by her three siblings, Scott Bowin, Bradd (Maggie), and Kregg (Debbie). A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Alpena News. Arrangements have been entrusted with McWilliams Funeral Home.

Danny R. Karst

KARST, Danny R., 60, of Alpena, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

O. Mae Kortman

KORTMAN, O. Mae, 92, of Rogers City, died at Golden Beach Manor on May 13, 2020. Mae is survived by two children, Robert (Lisa), of Rogers City and Linda (Larry) Johnson, of Grand Rapids, four grandchildren, Richard, Jeremy (Caitlin), Leilani (Daniel), and Amanda (Justin), six ...

Ronald D. Swales

SWALES, Ronald D., 84, of Harrisville, died Monday, May 11, 2020. Ron is survived by his wife, Elaine, three daughters, Beth (LeRoy) Travis, of Harrisville, Susan (Terry Griffith) Rickert, of Mikado, and Leann (John) Hanner, of Spruce, two sons, Dave (Debbie), of Tawas, and Michael (Janice ...

GEORGE JOSEPH ALLEN

George Joseph Allen, 38, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 10, 2020. George was born in Alpena on Sept. 20, 1981 and loved all that the area had to offer. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed anything that allowed him to tinker with his hands, especially ...

MARJORIE ANN GERTZ

Marjorie Ann “Marge” Gertz, born in Millersburg Jan. 9, 1940 to Melvin and Margaret Lucille (Robbins) Walker, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 12, 2020. On Aug. 11, 1962 she married her soul mate, Robert Herman Gertz. Marge was preceded in death by her ...