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Obituaries

FLORENCE ALBERTA WERNER

Florence Alberta Werner, 97, of Posen, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020. She was a loving and caring woman who will be deeply missed. She was born on April 28, 1922 to the late William and Martha (Frederick) Miller in Alpena. Florence was raised on the family farm in Posen. ...

Johnnie Wilson

WILSON, Johnnie, 75, of Onaway, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at MediLodge of Rogers City. He is survived by his daughter, Joni J. Wilson (Robbie Poore), of Onaway, sons, Timothy, of Ohio, Michael (Tamara), of Ohio, and Lonnie, of Ohio, stepsons, Robert Schiffler, of Florida, Joseph ...

Donald Owen Novak

NOVAK, Donald Owen, 50, of Rogers City, died at home on March 24, 2020. Don is survived by two brothers, James, of Florida, and William (Jeanna), of Posen, stepfather, Nick Latona, of Rogers City, a niece and two nephews. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation ...

Karl L. Pauly

PAULY, Karl L., 75, of Onaway, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at home. He is survived by wife, Denise, of Onaway, daughters, Melissa (Alex) Rodriguez, of Ocala, Florida, and Heather (Andrew) Ansbaugh, of Grayling, son, Karl (Holly), of Petoskey, brother, Thomas (Debra), of Onaway, sisters ...

ELEANOR M. MISCHLEY

Eleanor M. Mischley, age 97, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at MediLodge-Greenview. On Feb. 1, 1923, Eleanor was born to the late Emil and Delia (Kayga) Sauve in Alpena, Michigan. She married Chester Mischley on Sept. 27, 1947, at St. Anne’s Catholic ...

ARTHUR LEE ALEXANDER

Alexander, Arthur Lee of Flushing, age 92, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Arthur was born in Alpena, Michigan on March 11, 1928, to the late ...

THOMAS E. BECKER

Thomas E. Becker, age 90, of Rogers City, Michigan, passed away on March 25, 2020 at his winter home in Green Valley, Arizona. He was born in Detroit, on Sept. 6, 1929. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary (Burkart-Murdock) Becker, Children: Cheryl (James) Howard, Christine ...

Florence Werner

WERNER, Florence, 97, of Allen Park, formerly of Posen, died on Friday March 27, 2020 at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

JEFFREY DANIEL BUSHEY

BUSHEY, Jeffrey Daniel “JB,” of Clio, age 52, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc. Honoring his wishes, cremation will be taking place. Due to the Coronavirus and current restrictions, no services will be held at this time. A ...

Sandy Kay Zastrow

ZASTROW, Sandy Kay, 60, of Alpena, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 19, 2020. Sandy has been taken for cremation with no services planned. Arrangements have been handled by McWilliams Funeral Home.

Robert “Bob” L. Reynolds

REYNOLDS, Robert “Bob” L., 70, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at home. The Memorial Service scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020, at Alpena Free Methodist Church has been postponed. The Memorial Service for Bob will be rescheduled for a later date and will be announced by the ...

Forrest R. Robinson

ROBINSON, Forrest R., 92,, of Onaway, formerly of Howard City and Comstock Park, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at MediLodge of Rogers City. He is survived by his son, Forrest Lee (Velda), of Howard City, daughter, Betty (John) Sherburne, of Onaway, grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley), Steven, ...

JUDI A. MASON

Judi A. Mason died March 17 in Hawthorne, California. She was the daughter of Clem and Naomi Mason. Born Oct. 10, 1946. Judi was a 1964 graduate of Alpena High School, then completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Central Michigan University. Judi is survived by her sister Patty ...

Archie Albert Brege

BREGE, Archie Albert, 89, of Alpena, died Monday, March 23, 2020, at MediLodge of Alpena. Surviving are his wife, Dee, four children, Laura (James) Armantrout, Mark (Susan), Lisa (Robert) Casper, and Lynn (fiance Tim Daoust) Talaska, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother, ...

Mary Somers

The memorial service for Mary Somers, of Lincoln, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln has been postponed until further notice.

EDITH P. BOBICK

Edith P. Bobick, 91, of Harrisville, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1928 to George and Bessie (Nevins) Loyer in Mikado, she was raised on a dairy farm in Alcona County. Edith was a longtime resident of Bay City, where she worked in housekeeping at Bay Medical ...

BLANCHE EUGENIA PEABODY

Blanche Eugenia Peabody, age 85, died on Friday, March 20, 2020 in her home in Prosper, Texas. She was born on Dec. 26, 1934, in Alpena, Michigan, the oldest child of Joseph and Rose Grzendzicki. She married Eric Earll Peabody on Aug. 14, 1957 in Monterey, California. Together they raised five ...

Roger “Lee” Ayotte

AYOTTE, Roger “Lee,” age 85, of Ohio, formerly of Alpena, Michigan, died on Friday, March 13, 2020. He is survived by the love of his life, Betty, four children, Richard (Dee), Vicky Ayotte, Kelly (Bob) Phelan, and Elizabeth “Chip” (Paul) Pozderac; six grandchildren; three ...

Archie Albert Brege

BREGE, Archie Albert, 89, of Alpena, died Monday, March 23, 2020, at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lloyd E. Conley Jr.

CONLEY, Lloyd E., Jr., died on Nov. 2, 2019. Memorial visitation and memorial mass that was scheduled for him are postponed until further notice. Beck Funeral Home will announce the dates and times when rescheduling has taken place. Online condolences may be addressed through ...