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Obituaries

GENOWEFA KUREK

Genowefa “Jenny” Kurek age 93 of Alpena passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 12, 2020. She was born Feb. 10, 1927 in Poland to Stanislaw and Feliksa (Ludwiniak) Bereda. Her life in Poland was spent raising her family and working on the family farm. Jenny moved to the United States ...

GERALDINE DUTCHER SHEA

Geraldine Dutcher Shea, 93, of Alpena passed away Aug. 1, 2020, at Turning Brook assisted living facility with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Sebewaing, Michigan, to Earl and Hazel Dutcher. The family moved to Alpena in 1930, where her father was a commercial fisherman ...

James Milford Casler

CASLER, James Milford, 71, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Ronadl R. LaRoche

LaROCHE, Ronald R., 73, of Alpena, died at home on Aug. 11, 2020. Per Ron’s wishes, he has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter funeral home for cremation.

Hugh Milligan

MILLIGAN, Hugh, 78, of Spruce, died at home on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. He is survived by three children, Kevin, Tony, and Margaret, eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a brother, Alan. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Spruce Presbyterian ...

Gerald W. Waite

WAITE, Gerald W., 90, of Onaway, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at The Brook of Cheboygan. He is survived by his wife, Alice Joanne, sons, Michael (Kathy), Steven (Tina), and Patrick (Lisa), daughters, Connie (Dale) Rieger, and Cynthia (Mickey) Sutton, 10 grandchildren, and 11 ...

Douglas Winfield

WINFIELD, Douglas, 73, of Hillman, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Jamie Wolf

WOLF, Jamie, 46, of Alpena, died Thursday Aug. 13, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Barbara Mary Wolter

WOLTER, Barbara Mary, 89, of Alpena, died Aug. 13, 2020 at MediLodge in Alpena. Barbara is survived by two children, Dennis (Carol), of Riverbank, California, and Karen (Ron) Bredow, of Hubbard Lake, seven grandchildren, David, Adrienne, Ashleih, Angela, Jessica, April and Melissa, 14 ...

DANIEL J. FLUKER

Daniel J. Fluker Sr., 74, of Alpena, died on August 11, 2020 at Turning Brook with his family by his side. He fought a good fight, finished the race, remained faithful and has received his prize in heaven (2 Timothy 4:7-8). Dan was born on June 12, 1946 in Detroit to the late Bob and ...

KELLY GERARD WELLS

Kelly Gerard “K.G.” Wells, 62, of Rogers City, Michigan, passed away quite unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was employed as a registered nurse at MediLodge of Rogers City. Kelly, or K.G., as many friends called him, was born on Dec. 2, 1957, and spent his ...

BRIAN KEITH GAUTHIER

Brian Keith Gauthier, 57, of Hubbard Lake passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 at home. Brian was born on June 17, 1963 in Alpena to the late Forrest and Barbara (Craner) Gauthier. He worked at Omni until becoming ill. On Oct. 1, 1988, he married Margaret Ciarkowski. Brian enjoyed hunting, ...

Joan Bestwick

BESTWICK, Joan, 59, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Mid Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Hugh Milligan

MILLIGAN, Hugh, 78, of Spruce, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at his home. A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Spruce Presbyterian Church followed by a graveside service and interment at Pleasant View Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Krause officiating. A ...

JOHN RICHARD LAUNDRY

John Richard Laundry, 81, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Aug. 5, 2020. Although he was born in Detroit, Michigan, he spent most of his life in Alpena, Michigan. John worked at Abitibi (dba DPI-Alpena Hardboard) for 41 years and was part owner of Lauton Electric in Alpena before retiring ...

MABEL E. SWEAZEY

Mabel E. Sweazey, 91, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 at Turning Brook. Mabel E. Jacobs was born on March 24, 1929 in Alpena County to the late Charles and Grace (Spragg) Jacobs. On Sept. 15, 1951, she married Kenneth Sweazey. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2020. Mabel was ...

Roger Winfield

WINFIELD, Roger, 79, of Alpena, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visiting will resume on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time ...

MARIE MILDRED BAUER

Marie Mildred Bauer, 88, of Alpena passed away, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at her home with her family at her side. Marie Mildred Miller was born in Detroit on July 13, 1932 to the late Edwin and Gertrude (Petrie) Miller. She worked as a home health aide and was a member of All Saints ...

SALLY CHARLENE OKHUYSEN

Sally Charlene Okhuysen, 79, of Ossineke passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Sally Charlene Anderson was born June 7, 1941 to the late Lloyd and Leta (Bean) Anderson. Sally retired from the United States Postal Service and enjoyed volunteering for the Alpena ...

Roger Winfield

WINFIELD, Roger, 79, of Alpena, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.