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Obituaries

ANGELA ERIN MINTON

Angela Erin Minton, 42, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Angela Erin Shields was born on Nov. 6, 1977 in Alpena. She married Arlin Minton on Aug. 30, 1997. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2010. Surviving are three children, Hope, ...

Robert Rouleau

Rouleau, Robert, 93, of Alpena, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Bob is survived by his wife Irene, five children, Bonnie (Phil) Verslype, Jeanine (Dale) Rouleau, Craig (Kim), Grace (Steve) Marshall, Jacqueline (Bill) Schell, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be ...

ROGER JOSEPH BARC

Roger Joseph Barc, 62, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Roger was a wonderful outdoorsman, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed by all. He was born on March 3, 1958 to Raymond and Glen Rose (Tromblay) Pringle in ...

DONALD GEORGE VIEU

Donald George Vieu, 73, of Alpena passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at his home. Donald was born on Feb. 23, 1947 in Flint, Michigan to the late William and Ethel (McNally) Vieu. On Dec. 6, 1985, he married Betty Kollen. Donald retired from Buick Motors in 1996. He enjoyed ...

Laura Christine Bensman

BENSMAN, Laura Christine, 43, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at home. Surviving are her children, Tracy Freeman, Keri Kruse, Christina Williams, Ashton Bensman, one grandson, Kameron Rings, father, Mike Marchlewski, and mother, Helen Phillips. Cremation arrangements have been ...

Ruby Mae Flewelling

FLEWELLING, Ruby Mae, 87, of Bearinger Township, died at home on Sept. 17, 2020. She is survived by her husband, James, three children, Linda (Rocky) DeRoque, Kevin and Bruce (Kathy), three grandchildren, Adam, Amber and Nicole, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Dale (Peggy) ...

William Adams

ADAMS, William, 72, of Alpena, died on April 9, 2020 at home. A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at Lighthouse Baptist Church from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Michigan. ...

Edward S. LaRoche

LaROCHE, Edward S., 79, of Lachine, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Per his wishes, he has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. A complete obituary and celebration of life will be announced in August 2021 by the Karpus-Hunter ...

Beatrice R. Peggie

PEGGIE, Beatrice R., 85, of Mikado, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Beatrice is survived by four children, Eugene Fowler, Annie (Doug) Romatz, Charlie (Joanne) Fowler, and Roy Fowler, seven grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Wayne, Shannon, Dustin, Becka, ...

LARRY FORTIER

Larry Fortier, 67, of Gaylord, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at home. Born in Detroit on June 30, 1953, he was the son of Rene’ and Theresa (Peron) Fortier. Larry is survived by Nadine, his wife of 43 years. Also surviving are his children, Anthony (Taylor) Fortier of Gaylord and ...

LEONARD I. SCOTT

On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in the early afternoon, God whispered Leonard Scott’s name and called to him, “Come home and be free of the cancer that has broken your body.” God knew that Leonard was ready to join all his loved ones that had gone before him and celebrate his eternal joy and ...

MARJORIE PRISCILLA ZANN

Marjorie Priscilla Zann, 73, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Marjorie Priscilla Jaskey was born on Feb. 16, 1947 in Alpena to the late Steven and Ernstine (Chabot) Jaskey. On Oct. 26, 1968, she married Paul Zann. Marjorie was a regional ...

Eula Hurst

HURST, Eula, 68, of Fairview, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at Ausable Valley Community Home. She has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time.

James Sexton

SEXTON, James, 64, of Alpena, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at Mid Michigan Medical Center-Midland. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lauriene E. Marzean

Lauriene E. Marzean of Alpena, passed away at home Sept. 12, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, surrounded by her loving family. Lauriene Zamenski was born on March 5, 1937 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Stanley A. and Mildred (Jackowiak) Zamenski. Lauriene married Francis ...

Leonard I. Scott

SCOTT, Leonard I., 62, of Alpena, died on Sept. 12, 2020 after a courageous fight with cancer surrounded with his wife, family and friends. Per his wishes, Len has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Services will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at the funeral home ...

LAWRENCE M. CALDER

Lawrence (Larry) M. Calder, age 73, of Alpena County lost his hard-fought battle with cancer Sept. 10, 2020, at home under the care of Hospice of Michigan. Larry was born in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Marvin & Eva (McKelvey) Calder, on Nov. 21, 1946. He was drafted into the U.S. ...

GEORGE R. LUND

George R. Lund was born to Henry T. & Effie (Pake) Lund on Feb. 22, 1920. He was affectionately called Ole, a nod to his Norwegian heritage. With the exception of his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1941 where he proudly served on the U.S.S. Saratoga, he lived in Alpena until his ...

Roger Barc

BARC. Roger, 62, of Alpena, died unexpectedly at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lloyd E. Conley Jr.

CONLEY, Lloyd E. Jr., 95, of Rogers City, died Nov. 2, 2019 with family at his side. Lloyd is survived by two sons, Thomas, of Ocala, Florida, and David (Linda), of Farwell, three grandchildren, Clayton (David), Christopher, and Rachel (Patrick), sister, Lois Furtaw, brother, James (Karen), ...