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Obituaries

PATSY ANN DUNCAN

Patsy Ann “Patti” Duncan, 77, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Besser Senior Living Community. Patti was a caring and loving mother, sister, and grandmother that will be dearly missed. She was born on May 26, 1943 to the late Henry and Madeline (St. Charles) ...

Patti Duncan

DUNCAN, Patti, 77, of Alpena, died Thursday Feb. 25, 2021 at Besser Senior Living Community. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

RITA THERESA LOSINSKI

Rita Theresa Losinski, 82, of Alpena passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at her home. Rita Theresa Kieliszewski was born on Dec. 5, 1938 in Posen, Michigan to the late John and Frances (Kierzek) Kieliszewski. On Sept. 9, 1961, she married Richard Losinski. Rita worked as a lab technician at ...

MAYDORA JANE KUNATH

Maydora Jane Kunath, 90, of Alpena passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at MediLodge – Green View. Maydora Jane Beaubien was born in Ferndale, Michigan on Dec. 27, 1930 to the late Richard and Mabel (Monette) Beaubien. She moved to Alpena in 1944 and met Norman Kunath at St. Bernard School ...

Marvin D. Gauthier

GAUTHIER, Marvin D., 60, of Harrisville, died, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at his home. Marvin is survived by two daughters, Angel (Todd) Swick and Sylvia (Tony) Anderson of Harrisville, seven grandchildren, Olivia, Jaeden, Cameron, Garrett, Landen, Dalton, and Michael, his siblings, Larry Wayne ...

Sharon Kay Gregus

GREGUS, Sharon Kay, 78, of Presque Isle, died, Feb. 21, 2021. She is survived by two sons, Jim (Sue), of Frankenmuth, and Jeff (Nancy) of Grand Rapids; two grandchildren, a sister, Arlene Mulka, and special friends and neighbors, Tim and Kathleen Lutes of Presque Isle. Sharon was preceded ...

Maydora J. Kunath

KUNATH, Maydora J., 90, of Alpena, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at MediLodge of Green View. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Rita Theresa Losinski

LOSINSKI, Rita Theresa, 82, of Alpena, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Richard, daughter, Denise (Bill) Keen, son-in-law, Jeff Eckhart, four grandchildren, Ryan Keen, Nicholas Eckhart, Dr. Emily (Kevin) Wyman, Nathan Eckhart, four siblings, ...

DIANE ELAINE BOLDA

Diane Elaine Bolda, 80, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at her home. Diane Elaine Zyla was born in Detroit on May 31, 1940 to the late Joseph and Bernice (Miller) Zyla. She worked as a Registered Nurse retiring from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 2012. She was a member of ...

RALPH JAMES REA, JR.

Ralph James Rea, Jr., 65, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at his home. Ralph was born in Ontonagon County on Jan. 4, 1956 to the late Ralph and Shirley (Bonin) Rea. Ralph enjoyed playing his guitar and tinkering around in his garage. Surviving are his daughter, LeeAnn ...

JILL FRANCIS GREENE

Jill Francis Greene of Pittsfield, Massachusetts passed away on Feb. 2, 2021 She was raised in Ossineke, Michigan by her parents, Donald and Adeline Francis and married David Greene on June 19, 1993. She is survived by her husband and brothers, Donald, II (Amber) and Christopher Francis ...

JODY LOUISE BALDWIN

Jody Louise Baldwin age 47, of Presque Isle, passed away Feb. 16, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 5, 1974 in Wyoming, Michigan to James and Gail Barko. On Nov. 26, 2005 she married Michael Baldwin at the Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman. Jody loved everything outdoors, ...

SUSAN LOUISE SMETHURST

Susan Louise Smethurst, age 73, loving wife, mother, sister, “Nana”, and friend, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, from acute myeloid leukemia. She was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Trenton, Michigan to Harvey “Bill” and Marge Morrison. Susan was raised and attended school in ...

Mary Jane Barbalas

BARBALAS, Mary Jane, 84, of Black Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 14 2021 in Bellville, Michigan. Survived by husband Andrew, two sons, Lee and Joseph, three daughters Donna (Mark) Shiemke, Susan (Linda) Barbalas, Barbara (John) Novak, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. No services ...

JULIE ANN SPICER

Julie Ann “Mama Jules” Spicer, 64, of Ossineke, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena. Julie Ann Spleet was born in Alpena on Sept. 13, 1956 to the late Donald and Emogene (Sauls) Spleet. On Oct. 10, 1980, she married Michael Spicer. She has worked as ...

Eileen Ann Cronyn

CRONYN, Eileen Ann, 63, of Alpena, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at Touch of Country AFC Home. Eileen has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home with no services planned at this time.

MICHELLE NOWACZYK (SEMINCHUK)

Michelle Nowaczyk (Seminchuk) passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 in a Canadian care home. She was born July 20, 1963 to Thomas Nowaczyk and Kathleen Nowaczyk (Banks). Michelle touched many hearts throughout her Earthly journey. She spread joy through humor and playfulness. Anyone gifted ...

TIMOTHY S. SZATKOWSKI

Timothy “Tim” S. Szatkowski, age 55, of Alpena passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at home. On Aug. 8, 1965, Tim was born to Francis and Susan (Dziesinski) Szatkowski in Alpena, Michigan. He married Tanya Lea on Dec. 22, 2006. Tim worked for Great North Foods in the warehouse and ...

ALLAN ROBERT GRULKE

Allan Robert Grulke age 71 of Belknap Township passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Feb. 15, 2021. He was born July 8, 1949 in Rogers City to Ervin and Elaine (Bruning) Grulke. Allan is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary, four children, Gail Grulke of Rogers ...

JIMMIE LEE FOURNIER

Jimmie Lee Fournier, 75, of Alpena passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at his home. Jim was born in Alpena on June 17, 1945 to the late George and Arlene (Smith) Fournier. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps He enjoyed hunting, racing horses, bowling, trained in judo, and ...