Obituaries

Louis Gorlewski

GORLEWSKI, Louis A. 84 of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Elaine Grulke

GRULKE, Elaine G., 92, of Rogers City died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her funeral arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

Evelyn Hunter

HUNTER, Evelyn J., 82, of Alpena died Dec. 17, 2017. Friends may visit at the Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 3 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. through time of service at 11 a.m. with Sr. Mary Hughes officiating. Burial ...

THOMAS D. PIPER

Thomas David Piper, age 73, of Alpena passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena surrounded by his family. On July 30, 1944, Thomas was born to the late Clarence and Stella (Smolinski) Piper. Tom had a great love of the ...

Emily Seaton

SEATON, Emily Anne, 29, of Ossineke died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. She is survived by her mother, Polly; sister, Olivia Seaton; and fiance D.J. Homant. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

DARLENE SMITH

Darlene (Ludwiczak) Smith, 67. of Fort Walton Beach Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Darlene was born Oct. 13, 1950, in Alpena, Mich., to William and Betty Ludwiczak. She married Richard “Snuffy” Smith on Feb. 10, 1973. He preceded her in death. ...

DALE SORGENFREI

Dale “Tiny” Sorgenfrei, age 80 of Rogers City, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, at home. He was born June 23, 1937 in Moltke Township to Erhardt and Arlene (Campbell) Sorgenfrei. Dale was a sailor on the Great Lakes for 42 years, retiring in 1999 as a Wheelsman. He played Spitzer for ...

IRENE DZIESINSKI

Irene Dziesinski passed away on Dec. 14, 2017, at the age of 90. Irene Helen Grezlak was born on Nov. 24, 1927, to Walter and Martha (Kocan) Grezlak and spent her youth on the family farm in Hawks with her siblings, Walter, Marie, Jennie and Edward. One evening at Bolton bar she shared ...

Steven Muszynski

MUSZYNSKI, Steven Daniel, 58, of Alpena died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at home. He is survived by four children, Jordan (Heidi), Jesse (fiancee Sherry Garlanger), Ashley (Josh) Duerksen, Daniel; 17 grandchildren; father, Donald Muszynski; companion, Susan Smart; ex-wife, Lise Muszynski; three ...

MARGARET MARTIN HOUCK

Margaret Martin “Peggy” Houck age 93 of Presque Isle went home Dec. 15, 2017. She was born Nov. 15, 1924, to Harry Shenton and Kahtheena (Austin) Martin in Ann Arbor. Educated at Miami University, she later pursued a Masters/Doctorate program in History at Eastern University where ...

JOAN EDITH MOOSE

Joan "Sue" Edith Moose, 60, of Trenton passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital - Wyandotte. Joan Edith Latier was born on Jan. 17, 1957, in Detroit to the late Joseph and Hennietta (Hanneman) Latier. On July 2, 2007. she married Daniel Moose. She enjoyed gardening and ...

Thomas Piper

PIPER, Thomas D., 73, of Alpena died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, surround by his family Dec. 16, 2017, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Scott Roper

ROPER, Scott, 56, of Alpena died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at home. He is survived by by companion Sonya Buck of Alpena; brother Mark (Helen) of Toledo Ohio; three sisters Barbara Gonzalez, Karen Oliger and Judy Roper, all of Toledo; and several nephews and nieces. Per his wishes he has been ...

Gregory Wilder

WILDER, Gregory Gordon, 65, of Hillman died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Harrisville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

JAMIE ESTELLE SIESS

Jamie Estelle Siess, 41, passed away peacefully at home, on Dec. 16, 2017, a warrior to the end. Heaven has truly gained an angel. Jamie Estelle Piper was born Feb. 13, 1976, in Alpena, and graduated from Alpena High School. She married Darrell Siess on March 16, 2004. Jamie took the most ...

Irene Dziesinski

DZIESINSKI, Irene, 90, died on Dec. 14, 2017. She is survived by her children, Ken (Joanna), Alan (Sandra), and Judy Piersma; seven grandchildren, Tracy, Tyler, Leandra, Jaime, Amberly, Adam and Lucas; and brother Edward Grezlak. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home ...

KRISTINA JUNE FRENCH

It is with great sadness that the family of Kristina June French, 53, announces her passing on Nov. 24, 2017. Kristina was born on June 4, 1964, in Alpena, Mich. Kristina was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Many considered her a “natural helper.” Kristina was a ...

Mabel Richardson

RICHARDSON, Mabel, 88, of Alpena died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Tendercare Alpena. She is survived by three daughters, Vera (Ed) Kavanaugh, Pat (Tim) Diamond, and Sarah Corpe. She has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home with a graveside service to be announced in the ...

BERNARD FRANCIS SCHULTZ

Bernard Francis Schultz, Jr., 89, of Alpena passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Bernard was born in Alpena on Aug. 19, 1928, to the late Bernard and Marie (Piaskowski) Schultz. On Feb. 1, 1958, he married Margaret "Midge" Basch in Empire, Mich. She ...

ALICE MARGARET SKOWRONEK

Alice Margaret Skowronek, age 88, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. She had lived in West Branch since 1972, formerly of Alpena, Mich. Alice was born to Cecil and Elva (Stehlin) White on March 25, 1929, in Metz, Mich. She married Erwin “Ed” ...