Obituaries

Eunice Kortman

KORTMAN, Eunice A., 77, of Rogers Township died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hagensville from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Charlie Schultz officiating. Burial ...

Bernice Laird

LAIRD, Bernice M., 84, of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Tendercare Greenview. She is survived by her husband, Ron; son, Don of Alpena; daughter, Donna Shortt of Holly; four grandchildren, Don, Ron, Bob and Brittany; and three great-grandchildren. Per her wishes she ...

Clare Boulton

BOULTON, Clare LaVerne, 83, of Alpena died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Jessica Gregg

GREGG, Jessica Marie, 32, of Alpena died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Carol Markey

MARKEY, Carol Ann, 79, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Tendercare-Alpena. She has been taken from McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena for cremation with no services planned.

CAROL NAN MCLENNAN KURZ

Carol Nan McLennan Kurz, “Mickie,” held on to life until she could cradle her youngest great-grandchild in her arms, and then she quietly passed away early Sunday morning Sept. 24, 2017. Carol was born in Rogers City on June 28, 1940, to Donald and Jean McLennan. A congenial, talented, ...

Bernadette Smith

SMITH, Bernadette, 85, of Rogers City died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Tendercare Health Center in Rogers City. She is survived by a daughter Julie (Jeffery) Fleming of Rogers City; three grandchildren Gina, Cody and Andrea; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a ...

ROSE ELLEN BROUSSEAU

Rose Ellen Brousseau, 91, of Alpena passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Rose was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Maple Ridge, Mich., to the late Edward and Gertrude (Melville) Brousseau. She graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1943 and worked at Phelps Collins Airbase, ...

LESTER DAVID CHRONINGER

Lester David Chroninger, 80, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at The Country House in Ossineke. Dave was born on Feb. 10, 1937, in Ossineke to the late Lester and Jean (Pake) Chroninger. On June 22, 1957, he married Janet J. Kinsel. He served in the United States Army ...

MARTIN WILLIAM GLASER

Martin William Glaser, 72, of Clio passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc with his family at his bedside. Martin was born Aug. 9, 1945, in Alpena to the late Samuel and Mathilda (Schultz) Glaser. On April 19, 1997, he married Delia (Dee) ...

MILDRED KLEIN

Mildred (Taraskiewicz) Klein of Gladwin passed away at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland at the age of 85. Millie was born in Detroit to Joe and Josie Taraskiewicz on Oct. 13, 1931. Moving to Hillman in 1946, she graduated from Hillman High in 1949. She married Gerald Klein in 1949. ...

Beatrice Laird

LAIRD, Beatrice M., 84, of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Tendercare Greenview. She is survived by her husband, Ron; son, Don of Alpena; daughter, Donna Shortt of Holly; four grandchildren, Don, Ron, Bob and Brittany; and three great-grandchildren. Per her wishes ...

Richard Laird

LAIRD, Richard A., 76, of Harrisville died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at his home. He is survived by nine children, Lisa and Garry Hayes of Mikado, Donna (J.D.) Lackey of Mississippi, Robert Laird of Mississippi, Matthew (Rose) Hayes of South Carolina, Kimberly (Carl) Young on Indiana, Mark ...

ARLENE J. SMITH

Arlene J. Smith, 84 of Gaylord, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. She was born on July 11, 1933, to Tony and Agnes Skiba of Alpena. Her parents brought 14 children into the world. In May of 1952, Arlene married her husband Glenn, the love of her life. Glenn and ...

Eric Bartz

BARTZ, Eric R., 54, of Alpena, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 as a result of an accident at home. Surviving are three daughters, Brittany Bartz, Alexis Bartz, Annalyse Bartz; his sister, Lisa Bartz; and his step-mother, Dorann Bartz. Eric Bartz was taken from McWilliams Funeral Home-Alpena ...

CONNIE MARIE BEDARD

Connie Marie Bedard, 61, of Alpena, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born March 24, 1956 in Pontiac, to Lloyd and Laura (Olson) Sweet. She married David Bedard on Aug. 10, 1991 at Alpena Free Methodist Church. Many ...

MARY E. SMARR DONAJKOWSKI

Mary E. (Smarr) Donajkowski, 36, of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., after an extended illness surrounded by her family. On Dec. 2, 1980, she was born to Bernie Smarr and Joy Fettes in Alpena, Mich. She worked as a caregiver, ...

Janice Klann

KLANN, Janice E., age 87 of Rogers City, died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Tendercare in Rogers City. She is survived by Harvey A., her loving and devoted husband of 61 years; her three children, Becky (Joel) Carlson of Jenison, Dan (Vicki) Klann of Holt, and Janet (Eric) Fenstemaker of ...

Joseph LaFave

LAFAVE, Joseph D. Jr., age 42, died at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. He is survived by his sons Kody McQuaid of Onaway and Steven DeRosia of Minn.; daughter, Katie LaFave of Minn.; mother, Penny LaFave (Randy Fulton) of Onaway; brothers, William of ...

Joan Vinyard

VINYARD, Joan Lee, age 67 of Rogers City, died Sept. 22, 2017 at home. She is survived by her husband, LaVon; five children, Michael (Amanda) Thein, DeLynn (Gary) Michalski, Jeffrey (Cynthia) Vinyard, Tanya Maske, and Brian (Becky) Vinyard; 12 grandchildren; nine great0grandchildren; three ...