Obituaries

MICHAEL ERNEST DECAIRE

Michael Ernest DeCaire was born in Alpena, Mich., to Eunice and Louis DeCaire on March 13, 1956. Michael really had a knack for woodworking. In his free time he enjoyed reading, and swimming. If he wasn’t doing those things he might be found cheering on The University of Michigan’s football ...

EDNA DELEMA HAYES

Edna Delema Hayes, 101, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. Edna Delema Gauthier was born July 9, 1917 in Rogers City to the late Eugene and Lydia (Bouchard) Gauthier. She married Alfred Hayes on June 21, 1941. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1963. ...

LEONARD THOMAS KINN

Leonard Thomas Kinn Jr., 57, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at his home. Leonard was born March 6, 1961, in Detroit to Leonard and Arlene (Kalemkiewicz) Kinn. On May 25, 1996, he married Nancy Cordes. Leonard was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Friends Together. He loved ...

EARLENE JANE MENDHAM

Earlene Jane Mendham, of Presque Isle, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at Sally’s Care Home surrounded by her family. Earlene was born May 25, 1936 to the late Joseph Beriault and Bernice Reed. She married James Mendham on Feb. 26, 1955 in Commerce. They made their home in the Detroit ...

ELOUISE TURNER

Elouise Turner, age 91, of Greenbush, Mich., passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. She was born on Feb. 19, 1927 in Hamilton, Ala., to the late John and Parthenia Reid (Cason). Elouise took pride in raising her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and ...

Marvin Wcisel

WCISEL, Marvin Richard, 76, of Belknap Township, died Oct. 23, 2018 at Hiland Cottage. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Christy (Paul) Mamp; granddaughter, Jenna; two sisters, Mable Kania and Loraine (Jim) Smigelski; and a brother, Harry (Lois) Wcisel. No services are ...

Margaret Brady

BRADY, Margaret J., 103, of Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Onaway, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at Grace Healthcare of Lake Wales. She is survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. ...

Leonard Kinn

KINN, Leonard Jr., 57, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MICHAEL EUGENE MCDONALD

Michael Eugene McDonald, 78, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Michael Eugene McDonald was born in Alpena on Sept. 28, 1940 to the late Harry and Dolores (Troy) McDonald and married Thelma Eagling on Oct. 5, 1963. He served in the United ...

Earlene Mendham

MENDHAM, Earlene Jane, of Presque Isle, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at Sally’s Care Home surrounded by her family. She is survived by three children, Patricia (Keith) Saari, James and Charles (Rita); 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her in-laws; Connie (Lynn) Van Alstine, Bill (Dee); ...

ROBERT BRUSKI

On Oct. 19, 2018, Robert (Bob) Bruski, a resident of Garden City, Mich., won his almost 1 1/2 year battle with cancer. He won it by living everyday with an unquenchable store of optimism, passionate determination, and living every single breath to its fullest. He was with the love of his ...

RICHARD OTTO LOVELADY

Richard Otto Lovelady, 57, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Richard was born Jan. 19, 1961 in Flint, Mich., to John M. and Emily (Squires) Lovelady. He was a master auto mechanic who enjoyed working on vehicles. Richard was a corrections ...

VIRGINIA MARIE O’NEIL

Virginia Marie O’Neil, 100, of Ossineke passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Virginia Marie Skiba was born Sept. 5, 1918 in Alpena to the late Michael and Anna (Misiak) Skiba. On Nov. 7, 1938 she married John T. O’Neil. He preceded her in death on ...

Joyce Persails

PERSAILS, Joyce Maude, 77, of Millersburg, died Oct. 22, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. Joyce is survived by eight children; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie (Jay) Stalker of Millersburg; several close nieces and nephews and several others. Friends may visit ...

Denise Woosley

WOOSLEY, Denise K., 66, of Cheboygan, formerly of Onaway, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She is survived by her sons, Adam Kelley of Florida and James Jr. (Kathy) Beebe of Marinette, Wis.; daughter, Michelle (Ricky) Shapiro of Florida; many ...

ARTHUR BRUSKI

Arthur Bruski, age 89, of Posen, passed away Oct. 21, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. He was born Nov. 8, 1928 in Posen to Frank and Cecilia (Buza) Bruski. On Feb. 28, 1949 he married Adele Woloszyk at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Mr. Bruski was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, ...

Gunter Buergerhoff

BUERGERHOFF, Gunter, 76, of Lachine, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Spratt United Methodist Church with Pastor Lisa Kelley officiating. Arrangements are in the care of McWilliams ...

DOROTHY MAE GENTRY

Dorothy Mae Gentry, 96, of Alpena passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Dorothy Mae Haglund was born in East Tawas on May 7, 1922 to the late Herman and Saimi (Olli) Haglund. On Oct. 4, 1942 she married Joseph W. Gentry. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1985. She ...

Michael McDonald

MCDONALD, Michael Eugene, 78, of Alpena, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Thelma; two daughters, Roxanne McDonald, Miranda (Brian) Plume; two grandsons, Jared and Gavin; brother, Patrick (Rita); Joyce (Steve) Moore; several ...

HARRY PHILIP SZYMANSKI

Harry Philip Szymanski, Sr., age 95, of Metz, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 20, 2018 at Medilodge of Rogers City. Harry was born June 30, 1923 in Metz to Frank and Veronica (Lijewski) Szymanski. Harry met the love of his life, Stella June Huntley, while working ...