Obituaries

HALEY RENAE DAOUST

Haley Renae Daoust, 27, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 as the result of an accident. Haley is survived by her mother, Erin (Dr. James) Vedder; father Glen (Carolyn) Daoust; beloved sister Ashley (big brother Joe) Hutek; grandfather Duane (Marty) Dickey. Haley also leaves behind her ...

ESTHER MacARTHUR

Esther MacArthur (Slominski) of Alpena died unexpectedly on Aug. 18, 2019, at the age of 101. Esther would fondly reminisce of her early years raised on the family farm in Bolton, along with her six siblings and parents, Peter and Rose (Smigelski) Slominski. It was here she first found her ...

DELORES SPANGLER

Delores “Cookie” Spangler, 84, of Hubbard Lake, Michigan passed away on Aug. 16, 2019. Delores was born in Canton, Illinois on June 22, 1935 to the late Vernon and Anne Wilkinson. She and husband James (Jim) were avid RV travelers who journeyed every winter to visit relatives and ...

DONALD EDGLEY

EDGLEY, Donald, 86, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

ANNABELLE BOWDEN MILLER

MILLER, Annabelle Bowden, 91, of Alpena, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 19, 2019. Annabelle is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Brady, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Friends and family will gather on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at the ...

MARLENE MAE BANKS

Marlene Mae Banks, 81, of Herron, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Hillman’s Haven. Marlene Mae Peets was born in Arenac County on Nov. 10, 1937 to the late Lester and Alice (Ogger) Peets. She married Robert Banks on June 15, 1963. Together they engaged in farming and where member ...

HARVEY H. HOMPSTEAD

Harvey Henry Hompstead, 78, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2019. He was born on Aug. 31, 1940, to Carl and Leanore (Johnson) Hompstead. Harvey attended Alpena High School. He was employed by Huron Portland Cement Company and for several years did long distance trucking. ...

ELIZABETH ANN LUDLOW

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Ludlow, 90, of Alpena, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth Ann Richard was born in Alpena on Jan. 9, 1929 to the late Rudolph and Delima (Rouleau) Richard. She married ...

THOMAS JAMES SPRAGG

Thomas James Spragg, 63, of Lachine passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born Dec. 4, 1955 in Alpena to the late Ray and Jewel (Conner) Spragg. He worked as a commercial pilot, retiring in 2015 and moved back to the Alpena area. Surviving are his two sons, Ian ...

HALEY RENAE DAOUST

DAOUST, Haley Renae, 27, of Alpena, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 as the result of an off-road vehicle accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JANICE GEIGER

GEIGER, Janice, 77, of Rogers City, died Thursday Aug. 15, 2019 at MediLodge of Rogers City. She has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home with no services planned.

ESTHER MacARTHUR

MacARTHUR, Esther, 101, of Alpena, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

ROBERT E. SAROLI

SAROLI, Robert E., 70, of Alpena, died on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at his home. A complete obituary will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LLOYD WAYNE SMOLINSKI

SMOLINSKI, Lloyd Wayne, 70, of Alpena, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at his home. Surviving are his three grandchildren, Dylan, Zackary, and Emily. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Bannan Funeral Home.

DELORES SPANGLER

SPANGLER, Delores, 84, of Presque Isle, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. She is survived by her four children, Chele (Larry) Kuznicki, Tammy (Mark) Timm, Jim Jr., and Julie (Mark) Kapa, one brother, Donald (Mary) Wilkinson, and one brother-in-law, Dean (Kay) Coulter. A celebration of life ...

RICHARD BARRY WOJTASZEK

WOJTASZEK, Richard Barry, 65, of Rogers City, died Aug. 18, 2019 at home. He is survived by his two children, Jami and Jeremy, two grandchildren, Jordan and Justine, and two siblings, Mick (Diane) and Wally (Diane). A private service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in ...

JAMES ALFRED CREVIER

James Alfred Crevier, 80, of Ossineke, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. James was born on Nov. 24, 1938, to late Clifford and Evelyn (Collins) Crevier in Alpena, Michigan. Jim served in the United States Navy. On June 30, 2007, he married Diane ...

PATRICK IRWIN DEAN

Patrick Irwin Dean, 78, of Clare, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Prestige Place in Clare. Patrick was born in Alpena on Jan. 3, 1941 to the late Irwin and Esther (Buczkowski) Dean. He was in the Army National Guard and worked as a Michigan State Trooper until his retirement in 1982. ...

WILLIAM PAUL KLIMEK

William Paul “Chick” Klimek, age 99, of Rogers City, formerly of Alpena, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Rogers City Medilodge. He was born June 25, 1920 in Alpena to John and Elizabeth (Fanclau) Klimek. On June 3, 1946 he married Blondyne Szejbach in Alpena. He ...

RICHARD GEORGE LEWIS

Richard George Lewis, 90, of Lachine, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at his home. Richard was born Oct. 3, 1928 in Detroit to the late William and Ann (Shalkey) Lewis. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On Nov. 17, 1963, he married Marie Addy. Richard worked for ...