Obituaries

DONNA I. SMITH

Donna I. Smith, 84, of Alpena died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at home under the wonderful care of Hospice of Michigan after a long battle with cancer. Donna was born June 13, 1934, in Lachine, one of 11 children born from the union of her late parents, Russell and Georgia (Desermeau) ...

LYNNE MICHELLE BEVER

Linwood, Mich. Lynne Michelle (Zessin) Bever, age 60, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 in Alpena. She was born on Aug. 4, 1958 in Redford, Mich. Lynne was a graduate of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. She attended Michigan State University and graduated from the University of ...

James Kubicki

KUBICKI, James John, 84, of Hillman, died Nov. 25, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his sister, Bonnie J. Kubicki Davis and brother-in-law Bob Davis; many cousins and nieces.

SHIRLINE BEVERLY LISKE

Shirline Beverly Liske, 87, of Alpena passed away peacefully in the hands of her Lord Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Turning Brook. Shirline Beverly Manning was born May 3, 1931 in Alpena to the late St. Clair and Hazel (Dougherty) Manning. On Jan. 19, 1951, she married Donald Liske. She was an ...

Kim McLaren

McLAREN, Kim Eugene, 62, of Long Rapids, died at home on Jan. 5, 2019. He is survived by his children, Angie (Rob) Kania and Jason (Cristy); grandchildren Chelsea, Emily, Chelsy, and Gage; his former wife and lifelong friend, Julie Kamyszek; his first great-grandchild; and his siblings, ...

Rose Minton

MINTON, Rose Ellen, 68, died on Nov. 10, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. She is survived by her three children, Laura Wales, Cora Wagner and Dale Dziesinski, six grandchildren, her siblings, Beatrice Kieliszewski, Betty (Ron) Roznowski, Daniel (Claudia), Dorothy Slominski, Theresa ...

William Sabourin

SABOURIN, William Leonard Sr., 74, died peacefully with his family by his side Jan. 1, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Saundra, his brother David (Pat) of Hudsonville, Mich., his twin sisters, Mary (Don) Clute and Barb Stemkowski, all of Alpena, Mich., his three children, April (Scott) ...

Kim McLaren

McLAREN, Kim Eugene, 62, of Long Rapids, died at home on Jan. 5, 2019.. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when the date is set for his memorial gathering. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

MARTHA ALOISE MCDONALD

Martha Aloise McDonald, 84, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Martha Aloise Joseph was born May 4, 1934 in Alpena to the late Akal and Wadei (Ayoub) Joseph. She worked for the Alpena County Road Commission 40 years, retiring in ...

Donna Smith

SMITH, Donna, 84, of Alpena, died at home Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. She is survived by her husband Eugene. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The News. Arrangements have been entrusted with McWilliams Funeral Home.

ALENE W. SKIBA GREENE

Alene W. (Gard) Skiba Greene, 92, of Alpena, passed away on Jan. 3, 2019 at Medilodge of Greenview. She was born on Oct. 13, 1926 in Minneapolis, Kan. to the late Elton and Lillian (Grubb) Gard. Her only sibling was an older brother Jerry Gard, who has preceded her in death. When Alene’s ...

RONALD C. GENSCHAW

Marquette Ronald C. Genschaw, 62, of Marquette, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day while vacationing at Copper Mountain, Colo., with family. Ron was born in Alpena, Mich., to Carl and Grace (Collins) Genschaw on Nov. 6, 1956 and graduated from Alpena High School and attended ...

Alene Greene

GREENE, Alene W., 92, of Alpena, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. She is survived by her five children; Judi (Carl) Bruske, Jim Skiba, Gary (Kathy) Skiba, Bill (Judy) Skiba, and Harry Alan (Terry) Skiba. A complete obituary will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JOHN HENRY SINCLAIR

John Henry Sinclair, 64, of Hillman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at his home. John was born Nov. 9, 1954 in Redford, Mich., to the late John and Ardith (Sanborn) Sinclair. He owned John Henry Antique Mall. On Oct. 14, 1977 he married Sharon Brown. John was a member of the National ...

SHIRLEY JEAN MERCHANT

Shirley Jean Merchant, 93, passed away peacefully at MediLodge of Greenview, Alpena on Jan. 2, 2019. Shirley was born in Rogers City on Sept. 3, 1925 to the late Ervin and Florence (Henry) Merchant. In 1932, the Merchants moved permanently to east Grand Lake, a place dear to all their ...

John Sinclair

SINCLAIR, John Henry, 64, of Hillman, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

COREY JACOB SOBOROWSKI

Corey Jacob Soborowski, 41, of Ossineke, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Corey was born May 21, 1977 in Livonia, Mich., to the late Robert and Anna (Sawkulycz) Soborowski. He worked at Great North Foods and most recently at Ossineke Industries. Corey ...

Betty Young

YOUNG, Betty L., 82, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. She is survived by two sons, David and Scott, two sisters, Clara Jean (Jerry) Yerman, and Shirley (Larry) Gerard, her brother-in-law, Tom Sharboneau, as well as many nieces and ...

DOROTHY MABEL GOODALL

Dorothy Mabel Goodall, age 81 of Herron, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 at Hathaway Hills Assisted Living in Greenville surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born July 3, 1937 in Alpena to the late Wilmer and Stella (Stone) Spragg and married James A. Goodall on Oct. 23, 1954. After more ...

Bill Hitt

HITT, Bill R., 76, of Alpena, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at MediLodge Greenview in Alpena, Mich. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, one son William Hitt Jr. of Canton, Mich.; one daughter Sherrie (Paul) Carnarvon of Allen Park, Mich.; and two grandchildren: Paul and Jessica. Per ...