Obituaries

Chester Durecki

DURECKI, Chester Sylvester, 79, of Belknap Township died Sept. 3, 2018 at home. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org

RICHARD F. GUYOTT

Richard F. Guyott, 83, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Dick was born on Aug. 29, 1935 in Alpena to James and Laura (Treaster). He was the seventh of eight children. Dick retired in 2000 from LaFarge. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena and a summer worshipper ...

ARTHUR KOWALSKI

Arthur Kowalski, 96, formerly Posen passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at Medilodge in Hillman. Arthur was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Alpena to the late Herman and Martha (Schmoldt) Kowalsky. Art served in the United States Army during WWII as a surgical technician in the European Theater. He loved ...

C. Enid Frederick

FREDERICK, C. Enid, 98, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Richard Guyott

GUYOTT, Richard F., 83, of Alpena died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MICHAEL NORBERT MORRIS

Michael Norbert Morris, 77, of Spruce, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at his home. Michael was born in Goodrich, Mich., on Feb. 20, 1941 to the late Theodore and Charlotte (Poli) Morris. He served in the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge and married Diana Adams ...

EDITH ELLEN ORLANDI

Edith Ellen Orlandi, 90, of Hillman, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2018. Edith Ellen Hodgson was born March 16, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Charles and Winifred Hodgson. Ellen, as she preferred to be called, grew up in the Detroit area and later attended Western Michigan ...

Robert Thompson

THOMPSON, Robert W., 87, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Rapheal Wekwert

WEKWERT, Rapheal Alan, 59, of Portage died July 26, 2018 in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his mother, Terese of Posen; brothers, Gregory (Diane) of Perry and Michael (Pamela) of Saginaw; sister, Cynthia (Keith) Adams of Rogers City; nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral ...

ELAINE BECKENEY

Elaine Marie Beckeney, 93, of Alpena closed her eyes for the last time Aug. 31, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. Elaine was born to Elmer and Eleanore (nee Schwarz) Hintz on Dec. 27, 1924 in Detroit. She graduated from East Detroit High School in 1943. Like many young women at the beginning ...

DOROTHY KOWALSKI

Dorothy Elice Kowalski, 82, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Dorothy Bruski was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Posen to the late Frank and Cecelia (Buza) Bruski. On Aug. 3, 1957, she married C. Robert Kowalski. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Rosary Group #1. She ...

BARBARA SUSZEK

Barbara Ann Suszek, 71, of Alpena passed away peacefully while at her home in Ossineke on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Barbara Baker was born on Dec. 23, 1946 in Alpena to the late John J. and Thelma (Black) Baker. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Gene Suszek. Barb worked as a ...

Dorothy Kowalski

KOWALSKI, Dorothy, 82, of Alpena died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Barbara Suszek

SUSZEK, Barbara, 71 of Alpena died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Clifford Willard

WILLARD, Clifford E., 37, of Alpena died on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He has been taken from McWilliams Funeral Home for cremation.

JOHN H. KELL

John H. Kell, age 73, of Alpena, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, after an extended illness. On April 9, 1945, John was born in Flint, Mich., to the late John and Edith Kell. He served in the United States Air Force. John worked for Presque Isle ...

Carl Bruning, Jr.

BRUNING, Carl J. Jr., 89, of Rogers Township, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are four children, Cheryl Liska of Wisconsin, Lori (Craig) Taylor of Davison, Mark (Pamela) of Texas, and Wayne (Sara) of Rogers City; four grandchildren, Holly, Morgan, ...

LILLIAN MARJORIE BUCK

Lillian Marjorie (Marge) Buck, 90, of Alpena, crossed that Rainbow Bridge, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at home. Marge was born in Hubbard Lake, Mich., on March 29, 1928 to Elmer E. and Lillian Margaret (Walton) Gerow on the family farm. Marge was raised on the family farm where she developed ...

Christine DeVille

DEVILLE, Christine L., 47, of Posen died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at Hubbard Lake. Arrangements are being handled through Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced in a future edition of The News.

FERN LUCILLE ERNEST

Fern Lucille Ernest, 97, of Hubbard Lake passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Fern Lucille Fetterman was born March 25, 1921, in Elwood City, Penn., to the late Clarence and Iva (Hartman) Fetterman. Fern moved to Trenton, Mich., in 1935. On Sept. 6, ...