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Obituaries

JAMES FREDRICK O’NEIL

James Fredrick O’Neil, 88, of Long Rapids passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at his home. Jim was born in Alpena on May 1, 1933, to the late William and Edna (Fredrickson) O’Neil and married Ada Maralyn Yuker on Feb. 28, 1953. Jim served in the United States Army. He retired from ...

JANET (SCHALK) STRONG

Janet (Schalk) Strong, 91, of Alpena entered into the church triumphant where she now awaits the resurrection of us all, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Janet was born in Belknap Township to the late Gerhardt and Iva (Mielke) Schalk on Nov. 19, 1929. She ...

Shirley Anne Crowe

CROWE, Shirley Anne, 80, of Onaway, died Sept. 23, 2021 in Onaway, Michigan. She is survived by daughter Jessie Horrocks, son Richard, grandsons Travis Horrocks (Crystal) and Duane, granddaughter Chelsea Schmid (Josef), and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements Private Services

William R. Rutherford

RUTHERFORD, William R., 82, of Hillman, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Joshua Glee Wootten

WOOTTEN, Joshua Glee, 40, of Lachine, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

JAMES GORDON WESTENBARGER

James Gordon Westenbarger, 77, of Alpena went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. James was born in Flint on April 22, 1944, to the late Gordon and Ruby (Dorman) Westenbarger. On June 14, 1973, he married Joyce Ingalls. Jim taught ...