Obituaries

Daniel Bendig

BENDIG, Daniel F., 80, of Ossineke, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Jessie’s Place in Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Carline; his son, Paul (Jennifer Curtiss) of Mancelona; his daughter, Julie (John Swanberg) Nowicki of Cadillac; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, ...

DAVID FLOYD FRANCIS

David Floyd Francis, 72, born May 19, 1946 and passed away at home Tuesday, May 7, 2019. David was proceeded in death by his parents, Buck and Belle Francis and by one brother, Brent. He is survived by two sons, Sean and Joel; and one daughter Brooke; as well as a brother Timothy ...

BARBARA JEAN GRIFFIN

Barbara Jean Griffin, 82, of Alpena, passed away at home Saturday May 11, 2019 following a brief illness. Barb was born Dec. 19, 1936 in Alpena to the late Emil and Vernia (Gagnon) Szczukowski. She married Herbert Kindt in 1956 and later married Donald Griffin in 1988. She enjoyed dancing, ...

CAROL J. MOUSSEAU

Carol J. Mousseau, age 83, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Medilodge Greenview. She was born in East Detroit, Mich., on May 6, 1936, to the late George and Agnes (Hawkins) St. Charles. On Feb. 4, 1956, she married Bernard Mousseau ...

Mark Saretsky

SARETSKY, Mark Paul, 61, of Alpena, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his sister Anne Saretsky; an aunt and several cousins. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. ...

ANNA BELLE WILLIAMS

Anna Belle Williams, 96, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home. Anna Belle Couch was born in Milan, Mo., to the late Charles and Mamie (Lawrence) Couch and married Clark Williams March 7, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1983. During WWII, she worked as a “Rosie the ...

Evelyn Wolgast

WOLGAST, Evelyn Matilda, 96, of Ocqueoc Twp., died at Evergreen AFC Home on May 12, 2019. She is survived by two children, Juanita (Neil) Sorgenfrei of Moltke and Lenny of Ocqueoc; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Orcutt of Alpena and Carol Brownell of ...

CHARLES ANDREW CLAPP

Charles Andrew Clapp (Chuck), 87, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 in Highland, Ill. Charles was born in Detroit to the late Thomas H. Clapp and Myrtle R. Lypps Clapp on May 19, 1931. He attended Cass Technological High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during ...

SHERRY LYN BEITLER

Sherry Lyn Beitler, 53, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born Oct. 27, 1965 to Ronald E. Beitler and Margaret Woodworth in Detroit. Sherry so loved people. She enjoyed going out on her outings each week. Bowling, social groups, shopping, or just out on a walk. She ...

KATHLEEN R. FILIPIAK

Kathleen “Katie” R. Filipiak, 76, of Midland, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland. She was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Alpena, daughter of the late Neil and Dorothy (Van Sipe) McMillan. A graduate of Alpena High School class of 1960, on July 29, 1961 she ...

MAUREEN MARGARET TRYON

TRYON, Maureen Margaret, of Black River, Mich., age 79, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with her family by her side. Cremation has taken place. Per Maureen’s wishes, no services will be held at this time. Maureen was born in Flint, Mich., on July 26, 1939 daughter of the late Earl ...

Phyllis E. Durecki

DURECKI, Phyllis E., 69, of Rogers City, died peacefully at home on May 8, 2019. A complete obituary will be announced when her arrangements are finalized with the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org

Eugene Stanley Majesky

Memorial service for Eugene Stanley Majesky will be held May 18, 2019 at the First United Church in Alpena. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

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The Alpena News does not accept any handwritten obituaries. Family members may submit typed obituaries, but must provide the name of the funeral home handling arrangements so that the death can be verified. Basic information without a photo can be printed at no cost, but longer obituaries with ...

GEORGENA A. DILTS

Alpena, Mich. Formerly of Saginaw Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Georgena was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Flint Mich., the daughter of the late John and Carrie (Anderson) Gosselin. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic ...

Ann Egenriether

EGENRIETHER, Ann Marie, 58, of Maple Ridge Township, died at home on May 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Allen, four children, Crystal Egenriether, of North Carolina, Kari (Nathan) Benton, of Alpena, Katherine (Greg Stone) Brown, of Black River, and Justin (Mary Szatkowski) of ...

George Bedford

BEDFORD, George, 93, of Presque Isle, died on Dec. 10, 2018. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 10 at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery at 3:15 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. Military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 7804. McWilliams Funeral Home assisted the ...

Dorothy Kapa

KAPA, Dorothy, 95, of Presque Isle, died on Jan. 31, 2019. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 10 at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. McWilliams Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Jane Sommerfeld

SOMMERFELD, Jane Ida, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Fla. She is survived by three children, Theodore (Mary), of Alpena, Susan Rouleau (Greg), of Arkansas, and Valerie Urban (Skeeter), of Alpena, two brothers, Laurence and Jerry, three sisters, Hazel, ...

Walter Szymoniak

SZYMONIAK, Walter C., 97, of Millersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by daughters Ann Buldain, of Ohio, Denise (Mitchell) Harris, of Alabama, and Karen Szymoniak, of Millersburg, sons David, of Washington, and Steven (Ludivina), of Texas, ...