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Obituaries

JAMES A. GREGUS

James A. Gregus age 80 of Presque Isle passed away Nov. 23, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Aug. 14, 1940 in Saginaw to Rudolph and Marvel (Desonia) Gregus. Jim worked his adult life at GM. Before that he served in the US Army overseas. He and Sharon were able ...

DOROTHY ANN KNIGHT

Dorothy Ann Knight, 90, of Alpena passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at her home. Dorothy Ann Wozniak was born on Aug. 16, 1930 in Alpena to the late Phillip and Sophie (Kandal) Wozniak. She was a member of All Saints Parish. Dorothy was a caring person, devoted to God who tried to do the ...

HELEN TIMM

Helen Timm, 93, of Alpena passed away at Davison Care Home on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. She was the daughter of Joseph and Adina (Liebelt) Timm and was born on Dec. 7, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. She married Edward Timm on June 1, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2012. Also preceding ...

Curtis Berndt

BERNDT, Curtis, 50, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

Jack Cline

CLINE, Jack, 91, of Alpena, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Jerry P. Freel

FREEL, Jerry P., 71, of Millersburg, died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. The visitation that was scheduled on Friday, Nov. 27 has been canceled. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Diane Ellen Jacunski

JACUNSKI, Diane Ellen, 72, of Alpena, Michigan, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at home. She is survived by her mother, Caroline Cadeau, of Stockbridge, Michigan, daughter, Andrea Smith, of Flint, Michigan, four grandchildren, Savannah, Logan, Michael, and Dominic, one great-grandson, three ...

RICKY RAY PATCHKOWSKI

Ricky Ray Patchkowski, 71, of Alpena was called home to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born March 21, 1949 in Rogers City to the late William and Irene (Raymond) Patchkowski. He was raised in Rogers City where he would go on to ...

RICHARD DAVID GROCHOWSKI

Richard David Grochowski died on Nov. 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan, at the age of 74. Born on Nov. 2, 1946, to Thelma (James) and Anthony Grochowski of Alpena, Michigan, Rich was the third of 12 children. He spent his first years living over Tony and Chet’s ...

ROSALIE ANN MAURER

Rosalie Ann Maurer, 71, of Alpena passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Rosalie was born on Dec. 14, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Otto and Annabelle Maurer. Rosalie was the last of her three siblings who preceded her in death. Of the most recent, her beloved sister Mary ...

PATRICK JOHN O’CALLAGHAN

O’Callaghan, Patrick John of Flushing, age 92, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with multiple health challenges. Patrick was born in Alpena, Michigan on Nov. 19, 1928, to Frank and Frances (Donovan) O’Callaghan. Pat was the fourth born out ...

RICKY RAY PATCHKOWSKI

Ricky Ray Patchkowski, 71, of Alpena was called home to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born March 21, 1949 in Rogers City to the late William and Irene (Raymond) Patchkowski. He was raised in Rogers City where he would go on to ...

Jerry P. Freel

FREEL, Jerry P., 71, of Millersburg, died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, daughter, Paula (David) Lail, son, Derek, stepdaughters, Lisa (Carl) Urlaub and Lori (Mitch) Wagner, stepson, Eric Domke, seven grandchildren, sister, ...

Richard Grochowski

GROCHOWSKI, Richard, 74, of Alpena, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw. He is survived by his wife Patty, five children, Bryan (Kelly Jean), Jerry, Niki (Tom) Waligora, Jennifer (Fred Magdaleno) Grochowski, Joe (Natalie Ruth), seven grandchildren, Frederick, ...

Rosalie Ann Maurer

MAURER, Rosalie Ann, 71, of Alpena, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at MediLodge of Greenview. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

DENNIS KARL GEHRES

I, Dennis Karl Gehres, have kicked the bucket. I was able to stay in my home until the end because of the great teamwork from my amazing family. I’m the lucky one, I’m in heaven, but I leave behind many fond memories and family and friends. On Earth I enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, ...

DANIEL GENE KISSANE

Daniel Gene Kissane, born on Feb. 1, 1960 passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 of a brief illness. A proud veteran, he enjoyed his time in the United States Air Force. After completing his service, he married his best friend, Heidi Ruhland where they spent the next 34 years together. A ...

CHERI LYNN MUSZYNSKI

Cheri Lynn Muszynski, age 59, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena after a courageous battle with cancer. On Sept. 23, 1961, Cheri was born in Alpena, Michigan to Roger and Susan (Repke) Lee. She married Terry Muszynski on March 9, 1979, ...

CHARLES ROGER OTTO

Sept. 21, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2020 Charles “Chas” Roger Otto, World War II Navy veteran and longtime resident of Hillman, passed away peacefully at home among his loved ones, on Nov. 19. He was 95. Mr. Otto and his devoted wife Carol are the owners of Hillman’s Haven, a residential ...

BARBARA ANN WILLIAMS

Barbara Ann Williams, 82, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She was a kindhearted and loving woman that will be dearly missed. She was born on Oct. 6, 1938 to the late Cyril and Christine (Snider) Novotny in Detroit. Barbara married the ...