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Obituaries

MARVIS J. WOLOSZYK

Marvis J. Woloszyk, age 90, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Turning Brook. On July 20, 1929, Marvis was born to the late Reinhold and Gretchen (Langas) Behnke in Alpena, Michigan. She married Harry Woloszyk on July 14, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church; ...

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The Alpena News does not accept any handwritten obituaries. Family members may submit typed obituaries, but must provide the name of the funeral home handling arrangements so that the death can be verified. Basic information without a photo can be printed at no cost, but longer obituaries with ...

SONIA S. LaLONDE

Sonia S. LaLonde, of Alpena, 64, passed away on Jan. 15, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. Born Nov. 18, 1955 to William and Bernadette (Champlain) Sheldon in Alpena, she was a lifelong resident of Black River. On June 5, 1976, she married Robert C. LaLonde Jr. at St. Gabriel ...

MARVIS J. WOLOSZYK

WOLOSZYK, Marvis J., 90, of Alpena, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Turning Brook. Marvis is survived by her two sons, Mark (Joanna), of Fair Oaks, California, and David (Kathleen), of Hastings, Michigan, one grandson, Christopher, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being ...

HELEN Y. CARLS

Helen Y. Carls, age 84, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at home. On Dec. 8, 1935, Helen was born to the late Morris and Mildred (Lapp) Rondeau in Alpena, Michigan. She married James “Jim” Carls on Feb. 3, 1979, in Roseville, Michigan. She worked as a ...

MARTHA M. (WOLOSZYK) KRAJNIK

Martha M. (Woloszyk) Krajnik, age 88, of Alpena, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, as a result of an auto accident. On Oct. 2, 1931, Martha was born to the late Maximillion and Sophie (Donajkowski) Woloszyk in Posen, Michigan. She married John Krajnik on July 30, 1949, at St. Casimir ...

ALFRED STEWART WEILAND

Mr. Alfred Stewart Weiland, 67, of Hillman, passed away at his home on Jan. 15, 2020. He was born on Sept. 25, 1952 to Alfred and Priscilla Jeanne (Stewart) Weiland in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. He married the former Donna Chabot on Aug. 14, 1976 in Saint Clair Shores. Fred has lived in ...

THOMAS MELVILLE BARRON

BARRON, Thomas Melville, 71, of Fortuna, California, died Saturday, Jan. 11 2020 at his home. Relatives live in Alpena. Arrangements are handled by Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary. No memorial service is planned at this time.

SONIA S. LaLONDE

LaLONDE, Sonia S., of Alpena, 64, died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Sonia is survived by her son, Bobby (Melissa), of Bath, her daughter, Betsy (Ryan) Borowicz, of Alpena, two grandchildren, Hattie Mae and Eliza, her brother, William (Chris) Sheldon Jr., ...

JAMES ANTHONY HAMILL

James Anthony Hamill, 66, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. James was born in Alpena on Nov. 23, 1953 to the late Robert and Gwendolyn (Gutkowski) Hamill. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Jim enjoyed gardening, playing cards and ...

RAYMOND A. MAHALAK

Raymond A. Mahalak, 86, of Lincoln, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1933 to Vincent William and Honora (Joseph) Mahalak in Harrisville Township, he was a lifelong resident of the area. Ray served in the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. ...

LEONARD JOHN ZIELINSKI

Leonard was 78 years old when he died Jan. 7, 2020 surrounded by family at home. Leonard was born on Nov. 8, 1941 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Lewis Zielinski and Julianna (Kobza) Zielinski. He grew up in Flint, Michigan and attended Sacred Heart High School in Flint. Leonard also ...

DALE FRANCIS BERRY

BERRY, Dale Francis, 88, of Onaway, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at home. He is survived by his wife, Isabel A., of Onaway, three daughters, Denise (Jay) Hoffmeyer and Janis Berry, both of Onaway, and Linda Berry (Jill Smith), of Howard City, two sons, Bill (Nola), of Gaylord, and Eric ...

VIRGINIA MARCEIL AMLOTTE

Virginia Marceil Amlotte, 98, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her home. Virginia Marceil Dant was born on June 27, 1921, in Alpena County to the late Delos and Maude (Spragg) Dant. On July 23, 1938, she married Voyle “Olie” Amlotte. He preceded her in death on Dec. ...

GERTRUDE DEMBNY

Gertrude (Gertie) Dembny, age 98, of Posen, died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2020 with her family at her side. A kind and generous soul, she was the fifth of 13 children born to Stanley and Rose (Rygwelski) Wozniak. She was a devoted wife to Edward (Eddie) Dembny who preceded her in death in ...

W. JEAN ELLIS

ELLIS, W. Jean, 87, of Alpena, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. A graveside service will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery-Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan ...

JAMES ANTHONY HAMILL

HAMILL, James Anthony, 66, of Alpena, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

MARGARET ROSE HASKILL

HASKILL, Margaret Rose, 101, of Millersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital. She is survived by her son, Lee (Ann), of Millersburg, her daughter, Linda Pavkovich, of Ray Township, three granddaughters, Amy (Eric), Tammy (Rob), and Kari (Kenneth), and two ...

ROBERT ARTHUR HAHN

Robert Arthur Hahn (Bob), 64, died on Christmas Day after a very brief illness. Bob was born on Jan. 25, 1955 in Lansing, Michigan to Arthur E. and Jacqueline Jean (Donald) Hahn. Bob’s family moved to Alpena in 1967 to be closer to extended family. Bob graduated from Alpena High School ...

MARY LOUISE HAMPTON

Mary Louise Hampton, age 77, of Alpena, formerly of Rogers City, Michigan, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, after a brief illness at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. On March 10, 1942, Mary Louise or “Lou” (as she was affectionately known to her friends, family and anyone who ...