Obituaries

ANNA UNKOVICH

Anna Unkovich, daughter of Michael and Helen Unkovich, was born in a blizzard on March 5, 1948. That gave her tenacity for life. Survived by husband, Don Dirkse, and three brothers, John (Nadine), Walter, and Sam, nieces Michelle Thompson and Maria McDougall, nephews Michael and Matthew, and ...

JEFFREY LEE DOVE

Jeffrey Lee Dove, 58, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at home. Jeffrey was born April 23, 1959, in Alpena to LeRoy and Marion (Palmer) Dove. He was a member of the Eagles, an avid hunter, played in a pool league, and participated in Relay for Life. Surviving are his two ...

LaJean Klein

KLEIN, LaJean, 97, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at her home. She is survived by two sons, Christian (Pamela) of Bay City, and Karl (Gail) of Bay City; two granddaughters, Kristin and Kendell; one great-granddaughter, Kenley; and one sister, Iona Weeks of Mountain Home, Ark., ...

Roma Pardike

PARDIKE, Roma Irene, age 76, died peacefully Aug. 9, 2017 surrounded by the love of her daughters whom she treasured the most. She is survived by her two daughters, Chris and Cora; six grandchildren; a few great-grandchildren; a former husband, Merlin Pardike; three stepchildren; many ...

Roger Briley

BRILEY, Roger Allen, age 75 of Rogers City, died Aug. 12, 2017 at home. Roger is survived by his wife, Judith; two step-sons, Christopher Burns and Chet Burns; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Mary (Roger) Marquardt, Kathryn Smith, Regina (James) Hottois, Florence ...

Jeffrey Dove

DOVE, Jeffrey, age 58, of Alpena died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Reno Nave

NAVE, Reno, age 79, of Hubbard Lake died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Michael Popkey

POPKEY, Michael Gordon, age 66, died on Aug. 8, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Nancy Lou Hummel; son, Jason Alexander of New Orleans; sister Karen and brother-in-law, Jeff R. Arrangements will be determined at a later date.

WILLIAM D. DAOUST

William D. Daoust, Jr., “Bill” 84, of Herron, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Tendercare Alpena. Bill was born July 4, 1933 in Alpena to William D. Daoust, Sr., and Isabell (Minton) Daoust-Guy. He graduated from Alpena High School in 1952 and joined the US Air Force serving from 1952 to ...

Evelyn Blair

BLAIR, Evelyn M., age 74 of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Rogers City, died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Flint Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Newark, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas; her daughter, Dawn Blair; mother, Evelyn Presley; sister, Waunetta (Freddie) ...

WILLIAM EDWARD FUHRMAN

William Edward Fuhrman, 74, of Ossineke, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at Tendercare Alpena. Bill was born July 17, 1943 to Albert and Lucille (Sobek) Fuhrman in Rogers City. He loved to fish, hunt, and spend time with family. Bill is survived by his wife Val; a daughter, Margie Senchuk ...

JAMES EDWARD OHLRICH

James Edward Ohlrich, Sr., 83, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, surrounded by his family. James was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Rogers City to Arthur C. Ohlrich and Agnes (Kreft) Ohlrich. He married Theresa Schefke on June 2, 1952, and recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. ...

ARLENE SALLY BUDNICK

Arlene Sally Budnick age 78 of Posen was reunited with her loving husband, Theodore on Aug. 8, 2017. She was born Feb. 24, 1939 in Alpena to John and Genevieve (Paul) Talaska. On Aug. 2, 1958 she married Theodore D. Budnick at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Arlene was a wonderful ...

James Ohlrich

OHLRICH, James E., 83, of Alpena died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home.

JAYENDRA CHAROTH

Jayendra Charoth, 78, of Alpena passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home. Jayendra was born on Sept. 9, 1938, in Tellicherry Kerala, India to the late Krishnan and Mythily (Melut) Charoth. He came to the United States in 1971. Jay married Mary Chacko on Jan. 6, 1971. He was a ...

Gordon Key

KEY, Gordon Marshall, 76, of Hubbard Lake, died at home Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Gordon is survived by a step-son, David Kaylor of Las Vegas, Nev., a sister, Margaret Bates; a niece, Elizabeth Fowler; a nephew, Robert Partlow; and three grandchildren. Per his wishes Gordon has been taken for ...

DANIEL ZELAZNEY

Daniel “Danny” Zelazney, 61, of Stuart, Fla., died on July 28, 2017. He is survived by three sons, David (Chelsea), Keith (Tina), Steven (Grace); two beloved granddaughters, Ariana and Kayana, all of Florida, three sisters; Diane (Joe) Warholik and nephews, Mike and Jeff, Kathy (Bob) ...

Paula Becker

BECKER, Paula M., age 72, of Alpena, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her two sons, James Smith of Alpena, and Paul (Karen) Mikkola of Rochester Hills; five grandchildren, Derek, Christopher, Nicholas, Richard, and Eliza; one sister, ...

Florence Ciarkowski

CIARKOWSKI, Florence Martha, age 91 of Posen, died Aug. 7, 2017 at home. She is survived by her daughter, Janis (Bob) Peters of Grayling and three grandchildren, Christopher, Darin and Denise. Friends may visit at St. Casimir Catholic Church on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. through time ...

Charlotte Ziebarth

ZIEBARTH, Charlotte G. of Ocqueoc, age 81, died Sunday Aug. 6, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital-Ann Arbor. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; sons, Rex of Lapeer and Barry (Andrea) of Twin Lake; daughters, Rhonda (Pat) Madole of Grand Rapids and Brenda Ziebarth-Henson (Michael ...