Obituaries

Krystle Styma

STYMA, Krystle Rose, 33, of Rogers City died unexpectedly at home on Nov. 2, 2018. She is survived by her son, Harvey; mom, Karen Kowalski of Alpena; dad, Gregory Styma of Rogers City; brother, Matthew (Michelle) Styma of Posen; niece, Charlotte Styma of Posen; special companion, Bob ...

ELIZABETH GRACE PRIEBE

Elizabeth Grace Priebe, 95, of Alpena passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Touch of Country Adult Foster Care. Elizabeth Grace Clark was born May 27, 1923 in Birmingham, Mich. and later moved to Dearborn. She attended Dearborn Public Schools and was a Dearborn Public Schools secretary for ...

Marsha A. Engelhardt

ENGELHARDT, Marsha A., 70, died Oct. 30, 2018, in Plymouth, Mich. She is survived by brother Raymond Crutcher, daughter Jennifer (Frank) Morton, son Jason R. Degen, stepsons Richard (Kimberly) and Thomas (Kathryn) Engelhardt, stepdaughters Susan (Kirk) Matson and Mary (Hector) Roman, and 11 ...

Roger Earl McDonald

McDONALD, Roger Earl, 88, of Rogers City died at home on Oct. 31, 2018. Roger is survived by his wife, Jenny; five siblings, Earleen Schreiner of Marysville, Paul McDonald of Ludington, Eleanor Kalaher of Round Rock, Texas, Ronald (Mary) McDonald of Gladwin and Joyce (Roger) Elkins of ...

David Gapske

GAPSKE, David Lee, 82, of Alpena died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at his home. Surviving are wife, Jeannie; six children, Karen and Dennis Palkovich, Greg Gapske, David Jr. and Vanessa Gapske, Shawn and Moura Gapske, Sara and Dale Cleland, Garth and Lisa Gapske; 11 grandchildren; 13 ...

LARRY LEE LAFLEURE

Larry Lee LaFleure, 57, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at his home. Larry was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Alpena to Henry and Geraldine (Matzke) LaFleure. He worked as a welder for Besser Company for 30 years. On Sept. 28, 1991, he married Charity Alexander. Larry enjoyed ...

GEORGE ROBERT GRZESKOWIAK

George Robert Grzeskowiak, 83, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at his home. George was born March 21, 1935 in Alpena to the late John and Eva (Sylvester) Grzeskowiak. On Jan. 5, 1963 he married Elizabeth Hancock. George served in the United States Navy. He was a member of St. ...

LOIS ELLEN POLK

L. Ellen Polk, 85, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at her home. Lois Ellen Armstrong was born Aug. 17, 1933 in Detroit to the late James and Blanche (Howay) Armstrong. In April of 1968 she married Dr. Henry Polk. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2002. Ellen worked as a Licensed ...

GORDON JOHN SOWDEN

SOWDEN, Gordon John, Jr. - age 79, of Alpena, formerly of Flint, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral ...

TODD LEE ANDERSON

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Todd Anderson shares the news of his recent death. Todd passed away on Oct. 22, 2018 in St Charles, Ill. Todd is the son of Marilyn and Walter Anderson and was born in Alpena, Mich., on July 6, 1969. In addition to his parents, ...

DANIEL FRAMPTON

Daniel Frampton, 69, of Alpena, has died at home following a stroke. Born in Allegan, Mich., Daniel graduated from Plainwell High School in 1967 and from Michigan State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education by earning an RN degree in 1984 and a ...

George Grzeskowiak

GRZESKOWIAK, George R., 83, of Alpena died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lois Polk

POLK, Lois, 85, of Alpena died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MARALYN MAY BARBANS

Maralyn May Barbans, age 86, of Rogers City, formerly of Wyoming, Mich., and North Muskegon, Mich., passed away Oct. 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. She was born June 9, 1932 to Milford and Zella (Saunders) Cook. “Per Mom’s wishes, no fanfare – she lived her life to ...

KENNETH C. CROUCH

Kenneth C. Crouch, 73, of Presque Isle passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at his home. Ken was born in Detroit and served in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1971. He married Norma Davis on Jan. 5, 1968 and taught world of manufacturing, woodworking and tech ed until ...

STEVEN FRANK SPRAGUE

Steven Frank Sprague, 47, of Ossineke passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Steven was born to Frank and Marygrace (Curtis) Sprague. He married Tonia Mousseau on July 6, 2013. Steve had been employed at DPI. Surviving are his wife, Tonia; children, Dakota Sprague, Alyie Sprague; ...

Norma Zdybel

ZDYBEL, Norma Jean, 76, of Posen, died Oct. 27, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Norma is survived by two children, Joe (Lynn) Seymour of Harrison Township and Nancy (Steve) Adams of Alpena; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; siblings, Bud (Jeanette) ...

ANNE MARIE RUE

Anne Marie Rue, 82, of Appleton, Wis., formerly of Alpena, passed peacefully on Oct. 23, 2018 surrounded by family. Anne was a mother to many and was an extremely caring and generous person. Anne married Harry Donajkoski and travelled internationally with him until his death in 1962. Anne ...

Patricia Elaine Price

PRICE, Patricia Elaine, 94, of Onaway, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Medilodge of Cheboygan. She is survived by her daughters Brenda (Chuck) Brower, of Spring Lake, Jill Jackson of Indian River, and Kim (Mike) Tribisondi of Onaway, and son, Ron (Kathy) of Allendale; seven grandchildren ...

DIANE A. GRULKE

Diane A. Grulke age 85 of Rogers City, died Oct. 25, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. Diane Audrey Shay was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Rogers City to Everett and Aguida (Paradise) Shay. The oldest of four children, she lived her entire life in Rogers City and was a graduate of Rogers City High ...