Obituaries

CAROL ANN BROWN

Carol Ann Brown was a beautiful person who lived a wonderful life. Carol passed away peacefully at her home in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her children on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. She was 75. Carol was born Oct. 29, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Leonard and Ethel (Borwick) ...

BRIAN JON NOWLAND

Brian Jon Nowland, 55, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Jan, 16, 2019 at his home of an apparent heart attack. Brian was born on Dec. 2, 1963 to Leonard and Joyce (Gapske) Nowland. He has been employed at Fiber Char for the past 23 years. On Oct. 7, 1989 he married Carol Szymanski. He ...

GEORGE DOUGLAS PERKINS

George Douglas Perkins, 64, was called to Heaven on Jan. 15, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness. God saw that he was tired and on the wings of his angels he went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He will be ...

MARILYN L. ALLUM

Marilyn L. Allum, 75, of Rogers City, Mich., passed away on Jan. 15, 2019. She was born Nov. 6, 1943 in Detroit, Mich., to Herbert and Faith (Jensen) Allum. Marilyn grew up in Detroit, Mich., and was in the first graduation class from Henry Ford High School, and was ranked Detroit All ...

DIXIE COLLINS

Dixie Collins, 79, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving caregivers. Dixie Bates was born on Oct. 15, 1939 in Chesaning to the late Earl and Thelma (Detwiller) Bates. Dixie served in the United States Navy until her honorable discharge. On June ...

DARIN RUSSELL HITE

Darin Russell Hite, 47, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 in his home. He was born on Oct. 13, 1971 in Southfield, Mich., to David and Therese “T.C.” Hite. A 1990 graduate of Alpena High School, Darin attended Northern Michigan University. ...

George Perkins

PERKINS, George, 64, of Hillman died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Beverly Walters

WALTERS, Beverly Doris, 95, of Alpena died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at her home. Surviving are her three children, Cathy King, John (Kim), James (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Gail Guigar; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A graveside service will take place in May. Cremation ...

Kay Dempsey

DEMPSEY, Kay L., 71, of Onaway, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. She is survived her daughters, Lisa (Bob) Pochmara of Millersburg, Kristine Dempsey (Gary Loftin) of Onaway; stepdaughter, Laura (Noble) Hughes of Edwardsburg; stepsons, Fred Dempsey ...

HALEY EILEEN DONAJKOWSKI

Haley Eileen Donajkowski, 18, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Alpena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12 at home after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Haley was born Sept. 20, 2000 in Manitowoc, Wis., to Steve and Mary (Smarr) Donajkowski. She graduated from Grandville High School. ...

KATHRYN M. KRAWCZAK

Kathryn M. “Kathy” Krawczak, 64, of Long Rapids Road, Maple Ridge Townsip passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Medilodge Alpena after a five year battle with brain cancer. She was born in Rogers City to Joseph and Cecelia (Roznowski, Krawczak) Dembny. Surviving are ...

Mabel Larson

LARSON, Mabel June, 92, of Cheboygan, formerly of East Tawas, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at Cheboygan Hospice House. She is survived by her daugher, Rita (Ron) Duman of Topinabee; son, Edward (Lizeth) of Tennessee; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements ...

CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA TULGETSKE

Charlotte Augusta (Smigelski) Tulgetske, 98, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at her home. Charlotte Augusta Castrop was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 13, 1920 to the late Fred and Mary (Weber) Castrop. She married Stanley Smigelski on Sept. 9, 1940. She volunteered as a ...

Dixie Collins

COLLINS, Dixie, 79, of Alpena died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LEONARD RODNEY KAYE

Leonard Rodney Kaye, age 73, of Alpena, surrounded by family and friends, passed away to his heavenly home on Jan. 10, 2019. “Rod” was born Nov. 9, 1945 to Alexander and Evelyn (Avery) Kaye in Inkster, Mich. He graduated from Cherry Hill high school and continued his education into his ...

Ronald Shambeau

SHAMBEAU, Ronald John Shambeau, 87, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

ROBERT F. VANSCHOTEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert F. VanSchoten announces his passing on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends. Rob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lori and his daughters, Melissa, Christy, and Megan (Karmen), his five grandchildren, ...

Beverly Walters

WALTERS, Beverly Doris, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

EUNICE HELEN BOBOLTZ

Eunice Helen Boboltz, 73, of Arizona and Ossineke, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Eunice was born Sept. 21, 1945 in Alpena to Clarence and Josephena (Domke) Boboltz. She enlisted in the Army shortly after high school graduation where she was selected as ...

NICHOLAS PETER GAPCZYNSKI

Nicholas Peter Gapczynski, age 86, passed away peacefully at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City, Mich. on Jan. 7, 2019. Nick was born on Oct. 5, 1932, in Long Rapids, Mich. He married Barbara Lambert in 1957, in Detroit, Mich. and they were together for 58 years until she passed ...