Obituaries

Clarence Caston

CASTON, Clarence Earl, age 76 of Onaway died Oct. 18, 2017 at Rogers City Tendercare. He is survived by his son, Edward; daughter, Angela Vermillion; stepson, Raymond (Maggie) Allard; stepdaughter, Veronica (Richard) Norman; 20 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; sister, Norma ...

Delores Klaft

KLAFT, Delores L., age 88, of Alpena, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MILA GRACE MODRZYNSKI

Mila Grace Modrzynski was welcomed home to the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Mila was born with a special heart, battling Congenital Heart Disease. She fought the ultimate battle for nearly three months. Mila will be remembered for her strength, her ...

RAYMOND J. PILARSKI

The Reverend Raymond J. Pilarski, 89 of Alpena, passed away at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Born in Rogers City on Jan. 18, 1928, he was the son of Walter and Agnes (Glomski) Pilarski. Rev. Pilarski is survived by his brother, Walter ...

DOROTHY SMITH

Dorothy (Ducharme) Smith passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2017 at the age of 93. She was the daughter of Napoleon and Florence Ducharme. She was born in Alpena, Mich., and lived there most of her life. In 1942 she married John “Bud” Smith who preceeded her in death in 1994. Her ...

WILLIS ROY WIRGAU

Willis Roy Wirgau, age 91 of Rogers City, passed away Oct. 19, 2017 peacefully at home. He was born April 9, 1926 in Belknap Township to Paul and Florence (Bredow) Wirgau. On July 26, 1947 he married Lucille Grulke at St. John Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working ...

ARNOLD WAYNE ROBERTS

Arnold Wayne Roberts, 79, of Ossineke passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Wayne was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Sparta, Tenn., to the late Jasper and Martha Roberts. On Sept. 12, 1975, he married Jennifer Borland. Wayne served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of St. ...

MODESTA MARIE HARRISON

Modesta Marie Harrison, 80, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at her home. Modesta Marie Jackowiak was born in Alpena on March 9, 1937, to the late Walter and Lucille (Halleck) Jackowiak and married Trueman Harrison on Jan. 26, 1957. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2009. ...

Linda Klemens

KLEMENS, Linda Jo (Snyder), 70, of Hubbard Lake died peacefully with her family surrounding her at her home on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Linda is survived by her husband of 50 years, Craig; two children, Darren and wife Molly, Laura Knaggs; five grandchildren, Ellyssa, Abigail, Alexandra, ...

LORAIN C. HAWKINS

Lorain C. Hawkins, 61, of Lake City formerly of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her daughters home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, after a lifelong battle with cancer. Lorain leaves behind parents Evelyn and George Dew of Homer, Mich.; five children Tony Jr. (Connie) ...

Arnold Roberts

ROBERTS, Arnold Wayne, 79, of Ossineke died at home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Surviving are his wife, Jennifer; three children, Dorothy Gore, Jody Roberts, Victoria (Thomas) Richards; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Horace. Visitation will take place at Bannan ...

EVA WINIFRED CARPENTER

Eva Winifred Carpenter died at home on Oct. 10, 2017. She resided near Lincoln for 64 years. Eva was born May 9, 1929, the third child of James and Ruth Cousins of Tripp Road, Osseo, Mich. A child of the depression she learned thrift, make-do, and self-sufficiency. Her family raised their ...

Modesta Harrison

HARRISON, Modesta Marie, 80, of Alpena died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Linda Klemens

KLEMENS, Linda Jo (Snyder), 70, of Hubbard Lake died peacefully with her family surrounding her at her home on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Edward Pasinski

PASINSKI, Edward, 82, of Harrisville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by four children, Mark of Kinross, Julie Kruttlin of Harrisville, Joseph of Bay City, and Mary Everett of Huber Heights, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Beverly ...

Lily Reo

REO, Lily Mae 79, of Alpena died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Tendercare-Alpena. Surviving are three children, Lillian Grabow, Farren (Ann), Johnny (Lori); 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Luella Reo; sister-in-law, Virginia Slater; several nieces and nephews. Cremation ...

JEFFREY LOUIS WILKEY

Jeffrey Louis Wilkey, 66, of Alpena, left the bonds of this earth to his heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was born Oct. 11, 1951 in Mt. Vernon, Ill. to the late Fred and Kathryn (Bonhan) Wilkey and has been a resident of the Alpena area ...

ROBERT JAMES MOTLEY

Robert “Bob” James Motley, Sr., 67, of Alpena, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at home. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Alpena to the late Eugene and Mildred (Miller) Motley. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Sept. 30, 1972, he married Brenda Ferguson in Manassas, Va. Bob ...

Jeffrey Wilkey

WILKEY, Jeffrey, 66, of Alpena died at home Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Arrangements are in care of McWilliams Funeral Home and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

Kathleen Karsten

KARSTEN, Kathleen S., age 56 of Moltke Township died Oct. 12, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Kathy is survived by her husband, Jeff; daughter, Mandy; son, Zach; granddaughter, Amber Lyn; parents, Marvin and Joyce Pauly; two brothers, Allen (Kathy) Pauly and ...