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Obituaries

VIOLET ESTER ROBINSON

Mrs. Violet Ester Robinson, 84 of Hillman, Michigan died at her home surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 14, 2019. She was born in Alpena, Michigan on Dec. 25, 1934 to the late Martin and Margaret (Hasse) Domke. Violet grew up on a dairy farm, one of eight children in Herron, Michigan. After ...

GEORGE JOSEPH ILES

George Joseph Iles, 81, of Black River, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. George was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Lincoln Park to the late Alfred and Alma (Fries) Iles. George was a man of integrity, a family man who was a mentor to his grandsons. He was also a generous person, always eager to ...

VIOLET ESTER ROBINSON

Mrs. Violet Ester Robinson, 84 of Hillman, Michigan died at her home surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 14, 2019. She was born in Alpena, Michigan on Dec. 25, 1934 to the late Martin and Margaret (Hasse) Domke. Violet grew up on a dairy farm, one of eight children in Herron, Michigan. After ...

BRUCE STENMAN

Bruce Stenman passed away on Oct. 10, 2019, after fighting a battle with glioblastoma. Bruce was born Sept. 4, 1937, to the late Norman and Dorothy (Johnson) Stenman in Lansing, Michigan. The family moved to Alpena in 1944. Bruce graduated from Alpena High School in 1956, and graduated from ...

NANCY EILEEN JACOBS

JACOBS, Nancy Eileen (Arnold), 81, of Surprise, Arizona, died Aug. 20, 2019. Surviving are four children, Lori Brimmage, Curtis Johnson, Marc Johnson, and Daren Johnson, three grandchildren, sister, Betty Messenger, two brothers, Donald Arnold and Edward Arnold. Memorial gathering will take ...

PETER JOHN YARCH

YARCH, Peter John, 70, formerly of Alpena, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at home in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

BRUCE EDWARD BANISH

Bruce Edward Banish, 66, a Detroit-area native and longtime resident of Presque Isle, passed away at the MediLodge of Greenview in Alpena on Sept. 9, 2019. Bruce was born April 2, 1953 the only child of Donald and Lucille (Weber) Banish. After being raised in the communities of Oak Park ...

JAN ARTHUR BOSTON

Jan Arthur Boston, 68, of Lachine, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Jan was born on Jan. 5, 1951, in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Glenn and Edith (Dixon) Boston. He served in the United States Navy. Jan enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and was a ...

CARILON MARIE HOPPERSTEAD CARR

Carilon Marie Hopperstead Carr died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at the age of 91. She is survived by her husband James Richard of 69 years, two sons, James Arthur and Kathleen Carr, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Thomas Peter and Janet Carr, of Grandville, Michigan, three grandchildren and two ...

EMILIA AMY EWING

EWING, Emilia Amy, 78, of Alpena, Michigan died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Italy. She is survived by one son, John Brooks, one daughter, Carla Baragar, one granddaughter, Savanah, and one great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held at Birch Wood Meadows family gathering room on ...

ARTHUR L. STEPANSKI

Arthur L. “Art” Stepanski, age 90, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Huron Valley Hospital in Commerce Township. On Oct. 31, 1928, Arthur was born in Alpena, Michigan to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Romel) Stepanski Sr. He married Dolores DuLac on May ...

STEPHEN MOREAU

MOREAU, Stephen, 47, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. For more details please visit CharlesRLux.com

SHIRLEY J. TIBOR

TIBOR, Shirley J., 85, of Ossineke, Michigan died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

STEVEN DAE ROBERTS

Steven Dae Roberts, 67, of Herron passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Steven was born on Nov. 29, 1951, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Eugene and Alice (Shaneyfelt) Roberts. He served in the United States Air Force. On July 12, 1975, he married Shirley ...

DEWAIN CLAIR SMITH

Dewain Clair “Joe” Smith , 86, of Bellview, Missouri, passed away Oct. 1, 2019 at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born at home on July 13, 1933, to the late Bethel and Denetta (Schultz) Smith, in Alpena County. He was the third of 16 children. Dewain enlisted in the ...

Earl John Brege

BREGE, Earl John, 93, of Belknap Township, died Oct. 11, 2019 at Orchard Manor. Earl is survived by one sister, Mildred Laurie, of Brooksville, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit at St. Michael Lutheran Church on Monday, Oct. 14, from 2 p.m. until time of his funeral ...

John F. Stutzman

STUTZMAN, John F., 77, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Gerald) Abee, of Greenbush, his son, Michael (Jamie), of Lapeer, a sister, Betty (Rein) Brueggeman, of South Carolina, a brother, Robert, of Lincoln, four grandchildren, ...

Gerald Lloyd Urlaub

URLAUB, Gerald Lloyd, 80, of Rogers City, died Oct. 10, 2019 at home. He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Nancy, daughter, Lori (John) Cox, of Kingsford, son, John (Katrina), of Presque Isle, two granddaughters, Theresa (Paul) and Katie (Matt), three great-grandchildren, and his ...

MERLIN SKUSE

Merlin Skuse passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at home with his family around him. He was born Merlin Thomas Skuse at home on March 12, 1927 to Thomas and Dorena Skuse in Lincoln, Michigan. He was the oldest of five children. His father worked in the lumber industry, so they lived a frugal ...

JON ARTHUR BOSTON

BOSTON, Jan Arthur, 68, of Lachine, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are his son, Matthew, three grandchildren, Matthew, Ellen, and Roeann, five siblings, Glenn (Kathy), Dennis (Brenda), Alice (Bruce) Rubin, Glenna (Charles) Amboy, Roger, and ...