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Obituaries

Eva Mae Chrzan

CHRZAN, Eva Mae, 85, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Sally’s Care Home. Surviving are her six children, Donald (Sherri) Grzeskowiak, Diana (Robin) Zielaskowski, Denise (Danny) Thiem, Brian (Tina) Chrzan, Lori (Steven) Mischloney, Kevin Chrzan; 15 grandchildren; 11 ...

Phillip E. Conger

CONGER, Phillip E., 75, of Alpena, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Pearl M. Conner

CONNER, Pearl M., 88, of Ossineke, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at Medilodge of Alpena. Pearl is survived by three children, Diana Conner of Muskegon, Cathy (Gary) LaCross of Alpena, and Terry Conner of Ossineke, and one grandson, Kevin Stevens. Cremation arrangements were made through ...

Jeffrey Sommerfeld

SOMMERFELD, Jeffrey, 59, of Alpena, died Sunday,, Sept. 9, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

LLOYD CHARLES AIKENS

Lloyd Charles Aikens, 94, of Alpena died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 peacefully at home with his great nieces, Stephanie and Sarah Southwell, at his bedside. He was born in Alpena on Sept. 4, 1923 to the late Charles and Malvena (Paquin) Aikens. He married Beverly Southwell on Sept. 28, 1950 ...

GARY LEE MUSZYNSKI

Gary Lee Muszynski, 72, of Alpena, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at MediLodge Alpena. Gary was born Feb. 3, 1946 in Alpena to Theophile and Lydia (Miller) Muszynski. Being born and raised his entire life in Alpena, Gary grew to love all that northern Michigan had to offer. He enjoyed ...

Justine Theresa Krzesowiak

KRZESOWIAK, Justine Theresa, 87, of Rogers City, died Sept. 6, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through beckfuneralhome.org.

Donald Chapp, Jr.

CHAPP, Donald S. Jr., 71, of Alpena, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. He is survived by his father, Donald Sr., of Cheboygan, Mich.; one daughter; one son; one grandson; one brother and one sister. Per his wishes, he has been taken from Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for ...

VIVIAN MARIE STRALEY

A gentle soul has left this earth — Vivian Marie Straley, 97, of Alpena, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Vivian was born on April 20, 1921 in Alpena to the late Frederick and Martha (Armstrong) Panknin. She married Thomas Straley on Feb. 16, 1943. He preceded her in death ...

CHESTER ENID FREDERICK

Chester Enid Frederick, 98, died on Sept. 1, 2018. She was born on May 15, 1920 to Chester Edward Farrier and Elizabeth (Tibbie) Ellen Rea, in Alpena, Mich. She was born two months after her father died of the Spanish Flu so her mother named her Chester in his memory. This was a gesture that ...

WAYNE DAVID KOWALSKI

Wayne David Kowalski, 65, of Alpena, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Wayne was born on April 8, 1953 in Alpena to the late John and Alma (Timmreck) Kowalski. Wayne was known to be a close to the vest kind of guy. He was inventive and very good ...

SONJA ANN DAHL

Sonja Ann Dahl, 86, of Alpena passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 at Touch of Country Care Home. Sonja Ann Anderson was born in Detroit on March 23, 1923, to the late Sam and Alma (Christopherson) Anderson and graduated from Michigan State University. She married E. Gordon Dahl on Dec. 10, ...

CHESTER DURECKI

On Sept. 3, 2018 Chester Durecki, 79, of Belknap Township passed peacefully at home to be with the Lord. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was known by many as quite the practical joker and his family and friends will dearly miss his sense of humor. He was born July 20, ...

Jean Havel

HAVEL, Jean Marie, 87, of Onaway died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Onaway She is survived by her daughters, Sandra J. (Jeremy) Hayner of Onaway and Teri A. (Orville) Mundy of Black Lake; son, David E. (Renee) of Onaway; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and ...

Wayne Kowalski

KOWALSKI, Wayne, 65, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by two brothers, Ronald (Donna) and Donald (Shirley). Visitation will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service ...

ROBERT W. THOMPSON

Robert W. Thompson, 87, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Born on April 5, 1931 in Alpena to the late Fred and Josephine (Kotwicki) Thompson. As a young boy, Bob was always looking for an opportunity to advance himself and later enlisted in the ...

Sonja Dahl

DAHL, Sonja Ann, 86, of Alpena died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 at Touch of Country Care Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Chester Durecki

DURECKI, Chester Sylvester, 79, of Belknap Township died Sept. 3, 2018 at home. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when his arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org

RICHARD F. GUYOTT

Richard F. Guyott, 83, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Dick was born on Aug. 29, 1935 in Alpena to James and Laura (Treaster). He was the seventh of eight children. Dick retired in 2000 from LaFarge. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena and a summer worshipper ...

ARTHUR KOWALSKI

Arthur Kowalski, 96, formerly Posen passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at Medilodge in Hillman. Arthur was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Alpena to the late Herman and Martha (Schmoldt) Kowalsky. Art served in the United States Army during WWII as a surgical technician in the European Theater. He loved ...