Obituaries

Susan Elton

ELTON, Susan Elton, 61, of Alpena died at home following a brief illness. She is survived by one daughter Samantha Nagy; and three sisters, Donna Elton, Cathi McDowell, and Sandra Barrett. She has been taken for cremation with no services planned. Visit www.mcwilliamsfh.com where you ...

Ruby Jewell

JEWELL, Ruby Eva, 83, of Cheboygan died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She is survived by her husband, Clifford; two sons, John of Cheboygan and Mark (Joenetta) Niceville, Fla.; two daughters, Joan Jewell of Traverse City and Gail Jewell of Indian ...

Walter Liske

LISKE, Walter Leonard, 82, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Hudson, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LOUISE ANNETTE MASKELL

Louise Annette Maskell, 67, of Alpena passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at her home. Louise Annette Lytle was born in Alpena on Nov. 11, 1950, to the late Ernest and Annie (Kenwell) Lytle and married Donald Maskell on Aug. 2, 1969. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1999. She enjoyed ...

GAIL E. TEXTOR

Gail E. Textor, age 96, of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the care of Hospice of Michigan on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Davison Care Home. On Nov. 27, 1921, Gail was born in Warren, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Iva (Fresher) Blankenhorn. On Dec. ...

Nisse Wilke

WILKE, Nisse, 19, of Alpena died Saturday, March 17, 2018. She is survived by her parents Tonia and Scott Werda; and three siblings, Jakob Werda, Jennalee Werda, and Whitney Wilke. A private family service is planned. Online condolences can be expressed at www.mcwilliamsfh.com.

Larry Bruder

BRUDER, Larry Ernest, 68, of Moltke Township died on Saturday, March, 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Pam; two children, Josh (Amanda) of Moltke Township and Michelle Kohlhorst of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Jayden, Amelia, Samantha, Derrick, Nathan and Derrick; two sisters, Betty ...

Susan Elton

ELTON, Susan Bonner, 61, of Alpena died at home Saturday, March 17, 2018. She has been taken for cremation with no services planned at this time. McWilliams Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.

Joyce McLain

MCLAIN, Joyce D., 88, of Alpena died on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home. She is survived by her son, Jon (Michelle); daughter Jo Getzinger; grandchildren, Erin (Simon), Sean; sisters, Phyllis Donakowski, Deanna Skidmore; brothers, Ralph Diemond, Glen Diemond; several nieces and nephews; ...

NATHAN WILLIAM SKOWRONEK

Nathan William Skowronek, 42, of Alpena, died unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2018 at home following a brief illness. Nathan was born Jan. 12, 1976 in Alpena to Patrick and Linda (Donnan) Skowronek. He graduated from Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Va. He was employed by GM in ...

Richard Sommerfield

SOMMERFIELD, Richard, 78, of Alpena died on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Country House in Ossineke. He is survived by his wife Claudia; three children, Julie (Mark) Samp, Terri Whitscell, Todd (Julie); nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald (Perry) and James. A ...

GAIL E. TEXTOR

Gail E. Textor, age 96, of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the care of Hospice of Michigan on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Davison Care Home. On Nov. 27, 1921 Gail was born in Warren, Ohio to the late Glenn and Iva (Fresher) Blankenhorn. On Dec. 7, ...

ROSEMARY MARTHA CLARK

Rosemary Martha Clark passed away on Feb. 21, 2018, one day short of her 94th birthday after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She died at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She had been living near her sons and daughter-in-law in Vance, Ala., for the last four ...

ELSIE HOULT

Elsie Hoult, 98, of Hubbard Lake passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Grayling. Elsie Struble was born in Independence Township, Mich., on Dec. 30, 1919, to the late Frank and Alice (Grant) Struble. On May 8, 1937, she married George C. Hoult. He preceded her in death in August ...

Mary Lee Eldridge

ELDRIDGE, Mary Lee, 71, of Cheboygan died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She is survived by three sons, Scott (Sheryl) of Nashville, Mark (Roxanna Tolar) of Cheboygan, and Jason (Kathy) of Cheboygan; six grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond ...

DONALD CHARLES WOLF

Donald Charles Wolf, age 96 of Roscommon, died at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital March 12, 2018. Donald was born June 6, 1921, in Detroit to Ferdinand and Anna (Drews) Wolf. He married Josephine McCall on Aug. 20, 1955, in Detroit. He worked 45 years as a technician for Bell Telephone, ...

LINDA SUE WONG

Linda Sue Wong, age 71, left this earthly realm behind on March 9, 2018, at MediLodge in Tawas, Mich., following a lengthy debilitating disease. She was born in Flint, Mich., to Raymond and Louise Wong (Craig) on March 4, 1947. She graduated from Flint Central High School and received her ...

VIOLA KRENTZ

Viola Krentz, 99, of Hubbard Lake passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at MediLodge of Greenview. Viola Siegert was born in Hubbard Lake on May 29, 1918, to the late John and Lydia (Messal) Siegert. On July 17, 1937, she married Reinhold Krentz. He preceded her in death on April 7, ...

Marvin Maten

MATEN, Marvin Allen Jr., 80, of Mullett Lake formerly of Lake Nettie, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Violet; four children, Thomas (Aleigha) of Waterford, Bonnie (Paul) Sevakis of New Hudson, Allen of Fenton, Angela (Eric) Dickey of Rochester Hills; and 11 ...

JOHN MCLARTY

John “Bud” McLarty, 96, of Alpena, died at home Monday March 12, 2018. Bud was born March 12, 1922, to Archie and Lillian (Pake) McLarty. He grew up the son of a Station Master for D&M Railroad which allowed him to ride the train from an early age. Bud would eventually work for ...