Obituaries

Marjorie McConnell

McCONNELL, Marjorie L., 76, of Alpena died Monday, March 13, 2017. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at First Congregational United Church of Christ from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Paul Lance officiating.

RICHARD L. FRANTZ

Rick Frantz, 74, went home to be with his heavenly Father Friday, May 12, 2017. The lifelong Alpena resident passed at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. As a 25-year member of the LeRoy Hunting Club, Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He played golf and was well-known for his ...

ALAN NEIL FREEL

Alan Neil Freel, 80, of Alpena, went to be with his Lord on Saturday May 13, 2017. Alan was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Rogers City, Mich., to Neil and Elizabeth (Mills) Freel. Throughout his life, Alan was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, camping, and just about anything to do outdoors. ...

MARGARET GORDON

Margaret Gordon age 92 of Rogers City passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Tendercare Health Center of Rogers City. She was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Rogers City to Anthony and Agnes (Yarch) Mulka. On June 9, 1925, she married Lt. Charles Gordon at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He ...

Mary Peters

PETERS, Mary Jane, 94, of the South End of Hubbard Lake and Ft. Myers Beach Fla., died Saturday, May 13, 2017. She is survived by her children, Susan (Dave) Lindsay, Conway (Cari) Peters, and Sally (Joel) Nowak; daughter-in-law, Dori Loomer; 10 grandchildren, Travis, Sana, Aaron, Kathy, ...

JAMES A. RASCHE

James Alan Rasche, age 60, of Ossineke, Mich., was lifted by the hands of the lord on Sunday, may 14, 2017, surrounded by his family at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. His spirit will live on through the many lives he touched. James was born on June 9, 1956, to the late Leland and Delia ...

ALAN NEIL FREEL

Alan Neil Freel, 80, of Alpena, went to be with his Lord on Saturday May 13, 2017. Alan was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Rogers City, Mich., to Neil and Elizabeth (Mills) Freel. Throughout his life, Alan was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, camping, and just about anything to do outdoors. ...

Carol Gauthier

GAUTHIER, Carol Lee, 79, of Pulawski Township died May 13, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. She is survived by her husband, Keith; four children, Richard (Cynthia) of Howell, Lori (Eric) Hauer of Alpena, Ron (Elda) of Kentucky and Robert of Utah; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; ...

Margaret Gordon

GORDON, Margaret, 92 of Rogers City died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare. Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. through time of Mass at 11 a.m. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her funeral ...

James Rasche

RASCHE, James A., 60, of Ossineke died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in future edition of The News.

Janet Langley

LANGLEY, Janet, 81, of Rogers Township died at home on Sept. 30, 2016. She is survived by four children, Bruce (Kindra) LeClair of Stevensville, Edward (Maryann) LeClair of St. Louis, Mo., Timothy (Jayne) LeClair of Clinton Township, Collette (Robert) Sumpter of Madison Heights; eight ...

MICHAEL ROBERT MENSACK

Michael Robert Mensack (72) of Black River, Mich., formerly of Dearborn, Mich., passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2017. Dear husband of Jean for 36 years. Loving father of Jason (Angela) Cyrbok. Loving grandfather (papa) to Hannah and Grace Cyrbok. Brother of Ronald (Patricia) Mensack ...

DOLORES R. SCHWARTZ

Dolores R. Schwartz, 89, passed away May 5, 2017, at Circle of Life Legacy Village Hospice in Bentonville, Ark. She was born April 13, 1928, in Alpena, Mich., to Joseph A. and Isabelle L. Florip Reinke.

 She enjoyed golfing, bridge, MahJongg, and Hand and Foot card games. Dolores was a ...

PETER SEMEN BANYCKY

Peter Semen Banycky, 68, of Ossineke passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home. Peter was born Sept. 11, 1948, in Scbwabach, Germany, to the late Semen and Katherine Banycky. He served in the United States Air Force. On July 12, 1967, he married Judy Miller. She preceded him in death on ...

Adolph Schleben

SCHLEBEN, Adolph A., 79 of Bismarck Township died May 9, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son, Randy (Lucero) of Palmdale, Calif.; two grandchildren, Roxanne and Randy Jr.; two brothers, Edwin (Sharrie) of Leesburg, Fla., and John (Carolyn) of Posen; three sisters, ...

DOLORES R. BUZA

Dolores R. Buza age 75 of Posen, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Rogers City Tendercare where she has been a resident for the last 12 years and was known to the staff, nieces and nephews as “Auntie Doe.” She was born June 12, 1941, in Alpena to Anthony and Angeline (Konwinski) ...

KATHLEEN JEAN CARR

Kathleen Jean Carr, 96, of Alpena passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at her home. Kathleen Conley was born April 7, 1921, in Rogers City to the late Lloyd and Meta (Dumsch) Conley. On June 8, 1940, she married Eugene W. Carr. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1996. Katie was a member of ...

Dorothy Cohoon

COHOON, Dorothy Mae, 91, of Hillman died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by five children, Nyladine (Rick) Gardiner, Edward, Kendra Linseman, Keitha (Gerald) Wootten, Florell (Michael) Brandt; son-in-law, Theron Williams; 14 grandchildren; 19 ...

SHIRLEY MAE DUTCHER

Shirley Mae Dutcher, 89, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at her home. Shirley Mae Nensewitz was born in Alpena on March 14, 1928, to the late Paul and Edith (Laskowsky) Nensewitz and married Norman Dutcher on Aug. 13, 1949. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church ...

LEE EDGAR HABERMEHL

Lee Edgar Habermehl, 92, of Herron, departed this life for his heavenly home on May 9, 2017. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife of 66 years, Charmaine (Breight), his daughter Nancy Tumbrink, his son James (Linda) Habermehl of Midland, Mich., and his favorite and only grandson ...