Obituaries

FRANCES JOYCE NICKEL

Frances Joyce Nickel of Rogers City (formerly Romulus) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of David for 55 years; mother of Michele (Bob) Lyle, Laura Nickel, and Craig (Lori) Nickel; grandmother to Nicholas, Ryan and Lynsey ...

Dolores Lytle

LYTLE, Dolores Ruth, 91, of Alpena died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at her home after an extended illness. She is survived by six children, Janet Carwan of Farmington Hills, Patrcia Lytle, John Jr., and Laura Nelson all of Alpena, Jeffrey (Cynthia) and Denise Lytle, both of Livonia; a sister ...

JULIUS THOMAS MAJESKY

Julius Thomas “Muddy” Majesky, 94, of Alpena passed away peacefully in the care of his daughter and son-in-law on Feb. 1, 2017. Julius Thomas Majesky was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Alpena to the late Stanley and Mary (Wisniewski) Modrzynski. He attended Alpena schools until his senior year ...

ERNEST J. PREVOST

Ernest J. Prevost, 84, of Alpena passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Ernest was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Spruce to the late Ernest and Hazel (Bolden) Prevost. On June 14, 1952, he married Darlene Cubilo. He worked as a mill wright at Huron ...

Robert Zarate

ZARATE, Robert A., 80, of Leesburg Fla., formerly of Detroit and Hillman died on Nov. 24, 2016. A memorial mass is being held at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction St, Detroit on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Katherine Brackenridge

BRACKENRIDGE, Katherine P., 77, of Black Lake (Cheboygan) died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Hiland Cottage, Petoskey. She is survived by her husband, Jim; four daughters, Cheryl Brackenridge of South Lyon, Debra (Archie) Hoard of St. Helen; Renee Russell of Ohio; Brenda Temmen of ...

HELEN ISABELLE OLSON

Helen Isabelle Olson passed away in Saline, Mich., on Jan. 25, 2017, after a battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). She was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Spruce, Mich., to Isabel (Piper) Olson and John Olson, the third of four children. She attended one-room schools in Caledonia Township ...

JOHN MICHAEL GRUDEN

John Michael Gruden, 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. John was born May 9, 1935, and raised in Eveleth, Minn., the son of John Frank and Julia (Krall) Gruden, he attended Eveleth Junior College then continued his education at The University of North Dakota ...

Julius Majesky

MAJESKY, Julius Thomas, 94, of Alpena died peacefully in the care of his daughter and son-in-law on Feb. 1, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Vicki (David) Kendziorski of Yarmouthport, Mass.; granddaughter, Juliana (Anthony) Capozzoli of Astoria, N.Y.; grandson, Benjamin; one ...

John Westley

WESTLEY, John D., 72, of Millersburg, formerly of Alaska and Midland died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at home. He is survived by two sisters, Susanne (Nahum) Beristain of Peoria, Ariz., Judy Mims of Sun City West, Ariz.; Mike (Sharon) Westley of Midland; and eight nieces and nephews. Cremation ...

John Kelner

KELNER, John G., 71, of Onaway died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at home. He is survived by one brother, Gary (Sue) of Onaway; one sister, Gale (Clayt) Dunn of Onaway; one stepdaughter, Pauline (Paul) LaRoche of Mays Landing, N.J.; six step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation ...

Linda Lou Kozikowski

KOZIKOWSKI, Linda Lou, 73, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at her home in Rogers Township. She is survived by her husband, Larry; a sister, Earldean Stamper of Rogers Township; a brother, Tom (Evelyn) Blair of Newark, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Dolores Blair; and many nieces and ...

Frances Nickel

NICKEL, Frances J., 77, of Rogers City died peacefully at home on Jan. 31, 2017. Beck Funeral Home will announce a complete obituary when her arrangements are finalized. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

ANNA MARIE RASMUSSEN BRABENDER

Anna Marie Rasmussen Brabender, 61, of Gaylord, formerly of Black River, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at her home. Anna was born July 13, 1955, in Alpena, Mich., to Rasmus and Elisabeth (Mansfield) Rasmussen. She is survived by her husband, Ken Brabender; three children, ...

Paul Elowsky

ELOWSKY, Paul E., 66, of Millersburg died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Paul (Holly) Beavers of Millersburg; two daughters, Amber (Steve) Watson of Onaway and Jamie (Erik) Schultz of Barbeau; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Jill (Delmer) ...

Jay Haneckow

HANECKOW, Jay A., of Rogers City died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at MediLodge of Hillman. He is survived by nine sisters Judy Kandow, Janice Murphy, Joan (Lee) Gapczynski, Janel Haneckow all of Rogers City, his twin sister Jackie (David) McDonald of Hemlock, Jule (Leo) Sobczak, Jenifer Bedrosian ...

TERRY E. QUINN

Terry E. Quinn, 85, of Marcellus, Mich., passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. He was born Jan. 12, 1932 in Marcellus, Mich., the son of Robert and Irene (Correll) Quinn. On June 11, 1955, in Three Rivers, Mich., he married Mary L. Hibbard. Terry graduated as valedictorian from Marcellus ...

David Mix

MIX, David William, 75, of Rogers City died Jan. 21, 2017, at home. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Betsy) of Napoleon, Ohio; and two nephews. No local services are planned at this time. Military honors and inurnment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. ...

JOHN SERANDOS

John Serandos, 93, of Ossineke died peacefully at Precious Days Assisted Living on Jan. 26, 2017. Surviving are his nephew, Mike (Melissa) Stentoumis; brother, Paul (Inez) Serandos of Sun City, Calif.; sister-in-law, Janette Sanders of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. ...

JOSEPH J. SMITH

Joseph J. Smith, age 94 of Rogers City, passed away peacefully at Evergreen AFC Home on Jan. 25, 2017. He was born March 2, 1922, in Rogers City to Leo and Susan (Gapczynski) Smith. Following 8th grade he took a job doing concrete work with Harry Pauly then went sailing for several ...