Obituaries

DONNA C. KLEIN

Donna C. Klein, 81, of Hillman passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her home. Donna Claira Vogt was born in Royston on May 31, 1938 to the late Frederick and Sarah (Edgar) Vogt, and married Carl Klein on March 2, 1957. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2004. She was a member of St. ...

THOMAS SHIEMKE

Thomas Shiemke, age 91, of Ossineke passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Precious Days AFC Home. Born in Alpena, Mich., on April 23, 1928, Thomas was the son of the late Felix and Irene (Suszek) Shiemke. He married the love of his life, Irene Brousseau on Sept. 25, 1948, at ...

GOLDIE A. EDWARDS

EDWARDS, Goldie A., 89 of Harrisville, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Johns Creek, Ga. Goldie is survived by her son, James (Barbara) Riebow, of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., two daughters, Glenda (Terry) Bleau, of Livonia, Mich., and Tamyra (Brian) Efimetz, of Cumming Ga., eight grandchildren, ...

ANDREW SLATER

SLATER, Andrew, 59, of Hillman, died Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, daughter, MaryAnn (Ben) Kinsel, two stepchildren, Steven (Allysha Losinski) Casebier and Jennifer Kane, six grandchildren, Breanna, Tyler, Emma, Hailey, ...

GEORGE EDWIN HOLMES

George Edwin Holmes, 84, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. George was born Oct. 27, 1934 in Harrisville to the late Edwin and Florence (Phillips) Holmes. He served in the United States Army. On Oct. 26, 2001, he married Janice K. McCoy. ...

TOM ROYER

Tom left us suddenly on Feb. 13 of this year leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of all who loved him. Please join us in Celebrating the life of Thomas “Tom” Royer on Saturday, July 20 from 1 until 7 p.m. The celebration will be held at Community of Christ church located at 126 ...

MARGUERITE (MANN) ZOLNIEREK

Marguerite (Mann) Zolnierek, 97, passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2019 at Clark Assisted Care Facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. She lived in Alpena from 1941 until 2009. She then moved to Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Mich., to live closer to family members who cared for her through her ...

GEORGE EDWIN HOLMES

HOLMES, George Edwin, 84, of Alpena, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LINDA D. DeGROW

DeGROW, Linda D., 72, of Charlevoix, Mich., died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, surrounded by her family at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Lynn, and their four children: Anne (Greg) Harmon, of Mikado, Mich., Darcie (Rick) Clapp, of Grand ...

BARBARA JEAN GRIFFIN

GRIFFIN, Barbara Jean, 82, of Alpena, died at home Saturday, May 11, 2019 following a brief illness. Barb is survived by her four children, Lori Gillespie, Randy Kindt, Becky Kindt, and Terry (Julie) Kindt, two sisters, Beverly Jaeger and Darla Barton, seven grandchildren, Chrystal (Ron), ...

SANDRA J. BEAUBIEN

Sandra J. Beaubien, 75, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at home with family after a long battle with many illnesses. Sandra J. Schultz was born Sept. 7, 1943 to the late Ernest and Ida (Schad) Schultz. On Sept. 23, 1987, she married Raymond J. Beaubien. Surviving are her ...

DICK BRANSCOMBE

BRANSCOMBE, Dick, 71, of Onaway, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at home. He is survived by his companion, Linda Horton, of Onaway, two sons, Shane (Karen), of Pinconning, and Chris, of Lake City, stepson, Brandon Horton, of Onaway, stepdaughter, Breanna Horton, of Alpena, five grandchildren, ...

ROBERT ALEXANDER BROWN JR.

BROWN, Robert Alexander Jr., 92, of Alpena, formerly of Lovells, Mich., died on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Medilodge of Alpena. He is survived by his three children: Linda Crumley, of Greenbush, Mich., Sandra (Philip) Boettger, of Sun City, Ariz., and Brenda (Daryl) Dangler, of West ...

STANLEY HUFFMAN

HUFFMAN, Stanley, 76, of Onaway, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by his daughter, Paula Morrison, of Madison Heights, his son, Paul (Lisa), of Honor, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, his brother, Dave (Becky), of Onaway, ...

PATRICIA L. KAUFMAN HARCOURT

KAUFMAN HARCOURT, Patricia L., 85, died July 10, 2019, in Nipoma, Calif., at her daughter and son-in-law’s home. She is survived by son, James, daughters, Sheila (Bill) Gallegher and Debbie Geyer, sister, Joan VonFlatern, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Ryan, Carrie, Kathleen, ...

Sandra Beaubien

BEAUBIEN, Sandra, 75, of Alpena died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

HELEN KATHERINE KREFT

Helen Katherine Kreft, 89, of Alpena passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Helen Katherine Wisniewski was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Lapeer County to the late Frank and Catherine (Zmishloney) Wisniewski. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Leopold Kreft. He preceded ...

Lorraine Leathead

LEATHEAD, Lorraine May, 91, of Alpena died at home on July 12, 2019. She is survived by two children, Kay (Mick) Zinsli, of Alpena, William (Elizabeth) of Bradner, Ohio; five grandchildren, Anne, Rebecca, Steven, Andrea, Nikolei; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great ...

EDWIN J. COHOON

Edwin J. Cohoon, age 91, of Beaver Lake passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at MediLodge of Alpena. On March 15, 1928, Edwin was born in Rust Township to the late Edwin and Elsie (Cripps) Cohoon. He married Verla Goodrich on July 13, 1945. Edwin worked in the woods all of ...

GERALD ELROY JOHNSON

Gerald Elroy Johnson, 88, of Lachine passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home. Gerald was born in Alpena on March 16, 1931 to Harry and Vera (Reynolds) Johnson. On Aug. 8, 1959 he married Sally Oliver. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2015. In his earlier years, he ...