Obituaries

MARY LOU STEPANSKI

Mary Lou Stepanski, 69, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at her home. Mary Lou was born on May 31, 1948, to Leonard and Doris (Seeger) Stepanski. She worked as a nurse's aide for many years and retired from Tendercare - Greenview in 2010. She enjoyed spending time in her ...

GLEN JAMES SMITH

Glen James Smith, 74, of Lachine passed away Aug. 27, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital of Mt. Clemens. He was born at Alpena General Hospital to the late John Smith and Rose (Alman) Eagling. Survived by his daughter Lisa (John) Stanley of Roseville; eight grandchildren; two ...

JOANN ZADOW GRAMBAU

JoAnn Zadow Grambau, 64, of Rogers City passed away at McClaren Hospital Petoskey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a decline in health. She is survived by a brother, Louis (Linda) Zadow; brother-in-law, Lee Grambau, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her ...

Sherry Young

YOUNG, Sherry Lynn, 53, of Afton died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at home. She is survived by her long-time companion, John Lawrence of Afton; five daughters, Joannie Young of Afton, Sarah Young of Afton, Amber Young of Cheboygan, Amy Palmer of Cadillac and Erin Palmer of Cadillac; eight ...

RICHARD JOSEPH NICHOLSON

Mr. Richard Joseph Nicholson of Dothan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was 74. Funeral services were held Aug.19, 2017, at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Gallagher officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. Richard ...

BETTY JEAN ORM

Betty Jean Orm (VanNatter), 77, of Onaway. Heaven welcomed a bright and shining star on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. She was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Alpena, daughter of the late Carl and Mabel VanNatter. To those who knew and loved her, Betty was a loving, nurturing mother and an amazing woman ...

ELIZABETH M. KWIATKOSKI

Elizabeth “Betty” M. Kwiatkoski, age 91 of Cheboygan passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at Tendercare. She was born Jan. 30, 1926 in Cheboygan, the daughter of Alvin and Catherine (Fenlon) Sova. On Nov. 29, 1945 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Betty married Eugene “Gene” Kwiatkoski ...

JOHN THOMAS MARCHLEWSKI

John Thomas Marchlewski, Sr., 79 of Alpena joined his Lord in Heaven on Friday, Aug, 25, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. John was born in Newberry on April 12, 1938 to the late Leo and Anne (Richey) Marchlewski. He graduated from Alpena Catholic Central and went on to sail in ...

MARION ELAINE ORNATOWSKI

Marion Elaine Ornatowski, 87, of Alpena, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Surviving is her husband, Eugene; her children, Margaret Moser, Connie (Kurt) Dent, Rhoda (Lou) Dyjak, Russ (Lavana) Partlo, Leatha (Chris Glomski) Jeffries; step-children; Kevin (Amy) ...

Laurie Wooster

WOOSTER, Laurie Lynn, 65, of Alpena died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena in a future edition of The News.

Kelsi Barrie

BARRIE, Kelsi Megan, 20 of Hillman died on Aug. 23, 2017, at her home. She is survived by her mother, Stephanie (Mike) Mathews of Ann Arbor; father, Scott Barrie of Watford City, N.D.; brothers, Tyler of Watford City, Kyle of Hillman; companion, Justin Slieff of Hillman; grandparents, ...

WAYNE ALFRED BLISS

Wayne Alfred Bliss, 90, of Ossineke, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Precious Days AFC Home in Ossineke. Wayne was born Dec. 28, 1926, in New London, Ohio, to the late Julius and Maude (Bowman) Bliss. He married Norma Cline on March 27, 1948, at Brunswick Methodist Church in Brunswick, Ohio. ...

MARIE DENO

Marie Deno passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Turning Brook Retirement Community. She was 94 years young. Marie T. Gapske was born June 26, 1923, in Alpena to the late Henry and Alta Gapske. She married Eugene "Skeets" Deno on Aug. 11, 1945, at St. ...

GERALDINE HAAPANEN

Geraldine Haapanen, 85, of Hubbard Lake, died at home Aug. 24, 2017. Geraldine was born Jan. 28, 1932, in Prentiss, Ky. She was raised by her parents Melvin and Hazel (Schultz) Kerr who instilled her with all the wonderful qualities she possessed. She grew up on the farm which taught her ...

John Marchlewski

MARCHLEWSKI, John, 79, of Alpena died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JUDY LYNN BENAC

Judy Lynn Benac, age 60, passed away on Aug. 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit on Dec. 10, 1956, to Mac and Pearl Carsey. They moved to Atlanta, Mich., in 1972, when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1975. She married David ...

Marie Deno

DENO, Marie, 94, of Alpena died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Turning Brook. Surviving are her children, Carol Kimball, Nancy Katzenberger, Mari (Jon) Crow, Jeanne (David) Ellis, Susan (Jeff) Hanthorn, Kathy (Tim) Ridner, Jerry Deno; daughter-in-law, Nancy Deno; 22 grandchildren; 25 ...

RICHARD JOSEPH NICHOLSON

Mr. Richard Joseph Nicholson of Dothan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was 74. Funeral services were held Aug.19, 2017, at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Gallagher officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. Richard ...

HELEN M. SMALLEY

Helen M. (Slifko) Smalley, 90, of Byesville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at SEORMC. She was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Byesville and was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Kolaris) Slifko. She is survived by one daughter Debbie (Jack) Nowak of Alpena, Mich.; one ...

SALLY NESBITT GODDARD

Sally Sigman Nesbitt, born March 3, 1931, in Alpena, Mich., passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Alpena. Born to the late Dr. William E. and Catherine (Griffith) Nesbitt, Sally was raised in Alpena but had a short stay in Battle Creek, Mich., due to Dr. Nesbitt being requested to report ...