Obituaries

Carl Bruning, Jr.

BRUNING, Carl J. Jr., 89, of Rogers Township, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are four children, Cheryl Liska of Wisconsin, Lori (Craig) Taylor of Davison, Mark (Pamela) of Texas, and Wayne (Sara) of Rogers City; four grandchildren, Holly, Morgan, ...

LILLIAN MARJORIE BUCK

Lillian Marjorie (Marge) Buck, 90, of Alpena, crossed that Rainbow Bridge, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at home. Marge was born in Hubbard Lake, Mich., on March 29, 1928 to Elmer E. and Lillian Margaret (Walton) Gerow on the family farm. Marge was raised on the family farm where she developed ...

Christine DeVille

DEVILLE, Christine L., 47, of Posen died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at Hubbard Lake. Arrangements are being handled through Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced in a future edition of The News.

FERN LUCILLE ERNEST

Fern Lucille Ernest, 97, of Hubbard Lake passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Fern Lucille Fetterman was born March 25, 1921, in Elwood City, Penn., to the late Clarence and Iva (Hartman) Fetterman. Fern moved to Trenton, Mich., in 1935. On Sept. 6, ...

GWENDOLYN L. HOEFT

On Aug. 25, 2018, Gwendolyn L. Hoeft came full circle with her life when she passed in her home on the Orcutt farm in Millersburg. The Orcutt farm was also where Gwendolyn was born 80 years prior on Nov. 19, 1937 to Lynn and Leona (Wilson) Orcutt. She was raised in Millersburg, graduated ...

John Kell

KELL, John H., 73, of Alpena, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, after an extended illness. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced by the ...

Anna Tews

TEWS, Anna Lou, 77, of Hubbard Lake, died at her home on Saturday Aug. 25, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Danny; 10 children; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; three siblings; and many nieces and nephews. She has been taken from McWilliams ...

Lillian Buck

BUCK, Lillian Marjorie, 90, of Alpena, died, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at home. She is survived by her children, Michael (Nancy) of Grand Blanc; Steve (Vicki) of Rockport, Texas and Barbara (Archie) Turner of Victoria, Texas; daughter-in-law Barbara Buck of Owosso; daughter-in-law Peggy Buck of ...

Josiah Freel, Jr.

FREEL, Josiah Morgan Jr., 88, of Millersburg died peacefully at Medilodge in Rogers City on Aug. 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie; five children, Judy (Larry) Gramer of Swartz Creek, Joe (Kim) of Cape Coral, Fla., Glen (Kathy) of Flint, Douglas (Jaqueline) of Lowell ...

THOMAS DEE HONEYCUTT

Thomas Dee Honeycutt was age 54 when he passed away a year ago on August 24, 2017, after a short illness. Tom was born May 1, 1963, to the late Foley “Red” and Dora Honeycutt. He worked at Northwest Airlines for 20 years, then retired to work at the Ann Arbor News. Tom loved playing ...

JOHN FRANCIS SCHAFFER

John Francis Schaffer Jr., 81, passed away in peace on Aug. 14, 2018 surrounded by family in Savannah, Ga. He was born on March 7, 1937 in Oswego, New York and lived most of his life in Michigan before moving to Florida and eventually Savannah, Ga. He was passionate about his faith and his ...

BLANCHE A. KONIECZNY

Blanche A. Konieczny, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, surrounded by her family. On July 26, 1937, Blanche was born to the late Louis and Sophie (Pilarski) Kroll in Posen, Mich. She married Edmund Konieczny on May 4, 1957, at St. Casimir Catholic Church ...

Blanche Konieczny

KONIECZNY, Blanche Ann, 81, of Alpena died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, surrounded by her family. Family and friends will gather for visitation on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m., with a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will ...

Gary Muszynski

MUSZYNSKI, Gary Lee, 72, of Alpena died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at MediLodge Alpena. He has been taken for cremation with a memorial service to be announced in a future edition of The News. Arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home.

Carl Wolfe

WOLFE, Carl W. Wolfe, 60, of Curran died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is survived by his sister, Cathy (Rick) Stearns; two nieces; and three great-nieces; as well as numerous friends in the Curran community. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. ...

CLIFFORD BARNES

Clifford E. “Bud” Barnes, age 88, of Lachine, formerly of White lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at home, surrounded by his family. On Jan. 12, 1930, Clifford was born to the late Clifford A. and Virginia (Stoddard) Barnes in Detroit, Mich. Bud served in the U.S. ...

JO ANN MARIE BEATTY

Jo Ann Marie Beatty, wife of Terry Beatty, a former Ossineke, Mich., resident, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 17. Joanne was born May 14, 1949 in Denver and was a lifelong resident of that area. She loved to travel and traveled extensively in Italy and Europe with her beloved husband ...

Dale William Olsen

OLSEN, Dale William, 71, of Spruce died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at home. Surviving are his two daughters, Annette Songuad, Tamy (Robert) Bates; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at New Life Christian Fellowship at ...

Clifford Bud Barnes

BARNES, Clifford Bud, 88, of Lachine, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LARRY ROBERT MERRITT

Larry Robert Merritt, 74, of Alpena passed away surrounded by his loving family Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Larry was born in Alpena on Dec. 14, 1943 to the late Robert and Eunice (Flynn) Merritt and married Pamela Huntley on June 24, 1972. Larry served his county for 25 ...