Obituaries

MARGARET KATHRYN GROHOWSKI

Margaret Kathryn “Katy” Grohowski age 92 of Rogers City passed away June 25, 2018, at Medilodge in Rogers City. She was born April 30, 1926, in Rogers City to Burt and Mary (Jurczych) Talaske. Katy was the only child out of 10 who graduated from high school and received a college ...

Barbara A. Spragg

The family of Barbara A. Spragg — who died Dec. 18, 2017, in Naples, Fla. — will be having a memorial service on Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 727 S. Second Avenue, Alpena at 2 p.m with a celebration of life reception to follow.

ELIZABETH WIRGAU

Elizabeth “Liz” Wirgau, 37, of Kent City, formerly of Alpena, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident. Elizabeth was born Dec. 23, 1980, to Matthew Krawczak and Ruth Krawczak in Alpena, Mich. Growing up she enjoyed to “make stuff” as she was very creative ...

Nadine Brehmer

BREHMER, Nadine Louise, 79, of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena. Nadine is survived by three children, Nancy (Tom) Guthrie of Alpena, Mary (Richard) Shapic of Beaverton, and June (Stephen) Maes of Alpena; seven grandchildren, Jared, Keegan, ...

LOIS J. DZIESINSKI

Lois J. Dziesinski, age 89, of Alpena passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena, Mich. On April 10, 1929, Lois was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Obea and Florence (Eggert) Cain. She married Stanley F. Dziesinski on Sept. ...

Katy Grohowski

GROHOWSKI, Katy, 92, of Rogers City died June 25, 2018, at Medilodge in Rogers City. A complete obituary will be announced when her funeral arrangements are finalized with the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

Elizabeth Wirgau

WIRGAU, Elizabeth Anna, 37, of Kent City died unexpectedly due to an auto accident, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral mass 12 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church of All Saints Parish. A full ...

Lois Dziensinski

DZIESINSKI, Lois J., 89, of Alpena died peacefully surrounded by her famly on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced by the ...

DELORES ELAINE HANSON

Delores Elaine Hanson, 85, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018, surrounded by her family. Delores was born May 6, 1933, to Murriel and Violet (Allen) Haltiner. She was a lifelong resident of Alpena. She attended the Practical Nursing Program in Traverse City. ...

CAROLINE LOUISE WEISE

Caroline Louise Weise, 77, of Alpena passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her home. Caroline Louise Kirchoff was born in Alpena on Sept. 29, 1940, to the late Leonard and Mary (Knechtel) Kirchoff and married Donald Weise on July 23, 1960. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and ...

RICHARD A. CLAPP

10 Aug. 1937-20 June 2018 The Rev. Richard A. Clapp, 80 years-young, was born in Flint Mich., the second son of Russell and Mildred Clapp. Richard Clapp grew up in Flint, attending Central High School and graduating from that institution in 1955. He took an apprenticeship at DuPont Company ...

DONALD MARTIN KLINGSHIRN

Donald “Donnie” Martin Klingshirn, a Faith-filled, teddy-bear of a man, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Donnie, 73, of Charlotte, was born Nov.11, 1944, in Rogers City, Mich., the son of Alfred and Anna (Grochowski) Klingshirn. He graduated from high school in ...

JAMES EARL NEHRING

James Earl Nehring, 68, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. James was born June 14, 1949, in Alpena to the late Wesley and Elva (Dean) Nehring. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. James was an avid outdoorsman, who loved ...

AGNES CATHERINE SUMMERS

Agnes Catherine Summers, 88, of Lachine, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2018. Agnes was born to John and Theresa (Kish) Kraynak on July 4, 1929, in Alton, Pa. They later moved to Ohio and eventually settled in Munger, Mich. On May 14, 1950, she married Mike Summers in Bay ...

LILLIAN LORRAINE CAMPBELL

Lillian Lorraine Campbell, 83, of Ossineke passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Precious Days Adult Foster Care. Lillian Wilke was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Alpena to the late Ewald and Ruth (Hoeberling) Wilke. She had a Master’s Degree from Andrews University in teaching and was a member ...

Richard Clapp

CLAPP, Richard A., 80, of Posen, died at home Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife Ann; two sons, Scott (Cindy) and Brad (Diane); and four grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica, Jeremy, and Travis. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal ...

William Hay

HAY, William, 80, of Presque Isle, died Monday June 18, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena. Bill is survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Timothy (Anne), Janet (Ryan) Shell and Steve; nine grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler, Ian, Jeremy, Jessica, A.J., Nina, Jordan, and Veronica. A ...

Boyden Olson

OLSON, Boyden R., 92, of Spruce, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Lincoln Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. He is survived by his son Michael (Linda) of Thompson Station, Tenn.; three grandchildren; one sister, Berniece Kowalski; two nephews and one niece. Visitation will be ...

Ashley Smith

SMITH, Ashley Marie, 27, of Hillman died of an undetected colloid cyst on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Surviving are her husband, John; daughter, Madeline; parents, Rod and Joan Hunt; brother, Ryan Hunt; grandparents, Arthur and Rosemary Hunt; her in-laws, Steve ...

MIRIAM V. BENOIT

Miriam V. Benoit, age 80, of Alpena passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center of Midland surrounded by her family. On April 16, 1938, Miriam was born to the late Larry and Flora (Matzke) Behnke in Alpena, Mich. On Jan. 9, 1960, Miriam married Wayne Benoit at ...