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Obituaries

CHARLES WILLIAM HAYES

Charles William Hayes, “Charlie,” age 77, passed away Friday May 1, 2020, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was born Feb. 21, 1943 to Alfred and Edna (nee: Gauthier) Hayes in Alpena, Michigan. Charlie married Karen Sue Hawkins on June 22, 1963 in Alpena, Michigan. He ...

THOMAS RICHARD MEDEN

1/20/1966 - 4/29/2020 Former Alpena and Hubbard Lake resident Thomas R. Meden died April 29, 2020 in Mission Viejo, California from complications developed after suffering a workplace accident weeks earlier. Tom was born in Alpena, Michigan to Richard Meden & Patty Jo (Gillard) Meden. ...

FRANK EDWARD WOODWARD

Frank Edward Woodward, age 91, of Alpena passed away on June 4, 2020 at his home under the caring staff of Hospice of Michigan. Frank was born in Southbend, Indiana on June 28, 1928, and resided in Niles, Michigan the first few years of his life. From about age 5, Frank lived the rest of ...

SYLVIA MARIE WITUCKI

Sylvia Marie Witucki, age 96, of Alpena passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at home. On Oct. 25, 1923, Sylvia was born to the late Frank and Clara (Woloszyk) Dembny in Posen, Michigan. Sylvia worked as a machine operator Fraser Products and later for Indian Head Industries for 46 ...

Emily Brege

BREGE, Emily, 92, of Belknap Township, died Friday, June 5, 2020 at MediLodge of Hillman. Arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home. A tentative funeral is being planned for Tuesday and a complete obituary will be in the next edition of The News.

Michael Louis Martell

MARTELL, Michael Louis, 58, of Dallas, Georgia, died unexpectedly, Monday, June 1, 2020. He is survived by fiancee Joyce Kramer, sons Chris, Jason, and Keith, seven grandchildren, sisters, Sherry (John) Nolan, Janet (Dean) Larson, and Joann Pinkerton, brother, James, and many nieces and ...

Glenna Rae McLennan

McLENNAN, Glenna Rae, 95, of Rogers City, died at MediLodge of Rogers City, Thursday, June 4, 2020. She is survived by her sister, Lois (Lee) Browning, of Ohio, daughter, Sandra (Stanley) Bellmore, of Rogers City, granddaughter, Rhonda, one great-granddaughter, and three ...

Stanley K. Sloan

SLOAN, Stanley K., 98 of Wolverine, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at home. Because of restrictions on public gatherings, memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Lumberjack Park Pavilion in Wolverine. Call Gaylord Community Funeral Home and Cremation Services ...

Sylvia Marie Witucki

WITUCKI, Sylvia Marie, 96, of Alpena, died on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Frank Woodward

WOODWARD, Frank, 91, of Alpena, died at home on Thursday, June 4, 2020. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The News. Arrangements are being handled by McWilliams Funeral Home.

Joyce Gohlke

GOHLKE, Joyce, 90, of Alpena, died on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Eric Dean McElmurry

McELMURRY, Eric Dean, 57, of Alpena, died June 3, 2020 at home. Eric is survived by his parents, Craig and Roberta, brother, Robert, four nephews, Robbie, Riley, Ryan, and Brendan, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many friends. A private service will take place at a later ...

Dale Arthur Gagnon

GAGNON, Dale Arthur, 88, of Alpena, died on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his six children, Steve (Diann), Diana (William) Estlack, Mark (Burnie), Cindy (Lou) Srebnik, Ann (Doug) Gonsler, Teresa (Sidney) Karsney, 15 grandchildren, 17 ...

Terry Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Terry, 83, of Posen, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Robert Jon Zielaskowski

ZIELASKOWSKI, Robert Jon “Bob,” 57, of Posen, died at home on June 2, 2020. Bob is survived by his wife, Laurie, two daughters, April (Joe) Kuszajewski, of Posen, and Shauna (Dave Marchlewski) Zielaskowski, of Alpena, three grandchildren, Cayden, Emma, and Carley, two brothers, Emil ...

JAMES LESLIE DEKETT

James Leslie Dekett, 86, of Alpena passed away at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born July 25, 1933 in Alpena to the late Lesley and Esther (Burnham) Dekett. Jim graduated from Alpena High School and enlisted with the U.S. Army shortly after. He was blessed with the ...

DONALD JOSEPH WODKOWSKI

Donald Joseph Wodkowski, 79, of Cathro died at home Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Don was born March 13, 1941 to the late Eugene and Ruth (Ewing) Wodkowski. He was a life-long resident of the Cathro area having been born and raised on the farm. He worked at Stoneport where he would retire from ...

JAMES DEKETT

DEKETT, James, 86, of Alpena, died at home Saturday, May 30, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

SUZANNE MARIE TESMER

TESMER, Suzanne Marie, 73, of Rainy Lake, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at home. She is survived by her husband, David, of Rainy Lake, two sons, Timothy (Diana), of Pinckney, and Tony (Wendy), of Clermont, Florida, five grandchildren, and one brother, John Frey, of Maine. A funeral mass ...

ALLEN CHARLES FLECK

Allen Charles Fleck, of Richmond, 77, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Allen was born in Lansing to the late Allen and Melba (Kinsel) Fleck. Allen married Nancy MacMillan in 1964 and they moved to Detroit. Allen worked as a Tool and Die Maker for over 45 years before retiring in 2008. He ...