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Obituaries

ETHEL BERNICE COOLEY

COOLEY, Ethel Bernice - Of Swartz Creek, age 91, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at McLaren-Flint. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at South Mundy United Methodist Church, 10018 Linden Road, Grand Blanc, Reverend Dr. Tara Sutton officiating. Burial in Great ...

PHILLIP EUGENE GASERIN

Phillip Eugene Gaserin, 89, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at his home. Gene was born on July 8, 1930 in Collinsville, Illinois to the late Guido and Irene (Valine) Gasperin. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On July 30, 1955, he married Constance ...

ELBERT HEATH

Elbert Heath, 89, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Turning Brook. Elbert was born Nov. 11, 1930 to the late Elbert and Mildred (Johnson) Heath in Menominee, Michigan. Elbert attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Mississippi. He married Audrey Fretty in 1951 when they ...

CASSIE JOY NEWMAN

Cassie Joy Newman, 39, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena surrounded by her loving family. On Nov. 27, 1980, she was born to Barry and Linda (Christian) Rondeau. Throughout a 13-year battle with cancer, Cassie smiled, laughed and lived every day to the ...

HAROLD D. BARNARD

BARNARD, Harold D., 80, of Alpena, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, and their four children, Bill (Wendy), of Alpena, Michigan, Lori Brilinski, of Alpena, Michigan, Dawn (Patrick) Sullivan, of Ozark, Missouri, and Tom (Beth), of Muscle ...

JAMES MASON MacCONNELL

MacCONNELL, James Mason, 68, a resident of Naperville, formerly of Glen Ellyn, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Mary, three children, Jason (Kate), of Bolingbrook, Scott (Becky), of Montgomery, and Amykate (Cameron) Cammarata, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, six ...

NELSON ROY STOCKWELL

STOCKWELL, Nelson Roy, 83, of Onaway, died Feb. 12, 2020 at Munson Medical Center. Nelson is survived by his wife, Faye, two children, Dean (Kelli), of Onaway, and Kelly (Marvin) Nash, of Brutus, four grandchildren, Misty, Brock (Lauren), Chelsey, and Justin (Allie), sister, Ruth Ann ...

JAMES MASON MacCONNELL

James Mason MacConnell, age 68, a resident of Naperville, formerly of Glen Ellyn, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. He was born June 19, 1951 in Alpena, Michigan to Lloyd and Norma MacConnell. Jim graduated from Alpena High School and then attended Alpena Community ...

DONALD J. BAKER

BAKER, Donald J., 91, of Onaway, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at home. He is survived by his wife, KJ Baker, of Onaway, his son, Donnie, of Lansing, his daughter, Kathy (Mike) Martin, of Oden, two granddaughters, Haylee (Eric), and Zoie, and one sister, Grace Preston, of Onaway. Memorial ...

HAROLD D. BARNARD

BARNARD, Harold D., 80, of Alpena, past away Sunday, Feb. 16 2020 at home, surrounded by his family. The arrangements are being handled by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will be announced at a later date.

PHILLIP EUGENE GASPERIN

GASPERIN, Phillip Eugene, 89, of Alpena, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

ELBERT HEATH

HEATH, Elbert, 89, of Alpena, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Turning Brook. Mr. Heath is survived by his wife of 68 years, five children, Lee Stern, of Utah, Gary (Gwen), of Wisconsin, Cory (Randy) Heath, of Massachusetts, Heidi (Paul) Wright, of Illinois, Brian (Deanne), of Florida, nine ...

JOY VIOLA KARSTEN

KARSTEN, Joy Viola, 88, of Moltke Township, died on Feb. 14, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey surrounded by her family. Mrs. Karsten is survived by two children, Jean (Ron) Horrocks, of Onaway, and Myron (Dianne), of Dewitt, three grandchildren, Amanda, Corrine (Tom), ...

CASSIE J. NEWMAN

NEWMAN, Cassie J., 39, of Alpena, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

RONALD JOHN KOWALSKI

Ronald John Kowalski, 73, of Ossineke, entered eternal peace on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was a compassionate and caring man that will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Ron was born on Aug. 22, 1946 to the late John and Alma (Timmreck) Kowalski in ...

ARNOLD SCHALKOFSKE

Arnold “Arnie” Schalkofske, 82, of Hubbard Lake passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arnie was born March 6, 1937 in Hubbard Lake to the late Edgar and Frieda (Zarske) Schalkofske. Arnie was a lifelong resident of the Hubbard Lake area other ...

ARLENE ANNA THOMAS

Arlene Anna Thomas, age 88, of Rogers City, passed away Feb. 13, 2020 at MediLodge in Rogers City. She was born March 14, 1931 in Moltke Township to Arthur and Irene (Tulgestke) Peltz. Arlene graduated from Rogers City Area High School in 1949. On Dec. 10, 1949, she married Marlin ...

ARNOLD SCHALKOFSKE

SCHALKOFSKE, Arnold, 82, of Hubbard Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

RONALD KOWALSKI

KOWALSKI, Ronald, 73, of Ossineke, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Ossineke ...

PATRICIA ANN HARTLEY- KRESKA

Patricia Ann Hartley-Kreska, age 87, of Millersburg, passed away at the MediLodge Nursing Facility on Feb. 6, 1920. Pat was born on Jan. 21, 1933 in Alpena to Dewey and Florence (Stahl) Hartley, of Millersburg. She was the eldest of six children. She spent her life teaching elementary ...