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Obituaries

Jacob Ehman

EHMAN, Jacob, 95, of Alpena, died Friday, March 8, 2019 at Turning Brook. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. and will continue at Word of Life Baptist Church on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral ...

Jerry N. Roll

ROLL, Jerry N., 58, of Lincoln, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his parents, John and Geraldine Roll of Lincoln, his son, Jonathon Roll of Richmond, Ky., two granddaughters, Aurora and Kaylee, four siblings, Terry Roll of Sterling Heights, ...

Sharon Ann Stewart

STEWART, Sharon Ann, 59, of Alpena, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her longtime partner, Hal Hoover, and his six children, her two sisters, Carol (Craig) Miller, Linda Newsom, and six nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 2-8 p.m. on ...

WILLY ALFONS DEMEULENAERE

Jan. 27, 1936 to March 7, 2019 Willy “Bill” Alfons Demeulenaere, age 83, of Hillman, Mich., passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with metastasized renal cancer. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936 in Lichtervelde, Belgium to Emiel and Irma ...

ALFRED WILLIAM NORDSTRAND

Alfred “Cotton” William Nordstrand, 94, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m. just eight days before his 95th birthday. He lived at Glen Eagle retirement community in Traverse City for the past seven years and always proudly introduced himself as “Al from Alpena.” Al served in the ...

DAWN MARIE SUMMERFIELD

Dawn Marie Summerfield, 64, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Dawn was born in Flint on Aug. 18, 1954 to Harry and Phyllis (Bullock) Weng. She married Thomas Summerfield on June 2, 1973. He preceded her in death on ...

CLARENCE DAVID ZOLNIEREK

Clarence David Zolnierek, 84, of Alpena and his beloved dog, Bubbles, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home. Clarence was born in Alpena on Oct. 4, 1934 to the late Joseph and Thelma (Szymanowicz) Zolnierek and married Janet Greer on Aug. 6, 1960. She preceded him in death on April ...

James William Kleiner

KLEINER, James William, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the age of 85, surrounded by his immediate family. In lieu of funeral services, James’ wish was for his ashes to be spread in Grand Lake, Mich., to spend eternity.

THOMAS BAUER BENNETT

Thomas Bauer Bennett, 89, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at Davison Home on Saturday, March 2, 2019. He was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to the late Thomas and Irene (Bauer) Bennett. On March 21, 1953 he married Laura Ransom; she preceded him in death on March 16, 1986. He married ...

THOMAS JOHN MAHALAK

Thomas John Mahalak, formerly of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 89. Tom was born May 23, 1929 in Flint, Mich. Tom served in the Merchant Marines for two years and then served in the Air Force. He was honorably ...

Alfred Norstrand

NORDSTRAND, Alfred William, 94, died peacefully at 12:30 a.m. just eight days before his 95th birthday. Surviving are his five children, Arthur (Ann) Leeseberg, Carol (Harold) Barr, Joyce (Dale) Domrase, Wayne (Margie) Leeseberg, Phyllis (Ray) Short; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; ...

Clarence Zolnierek

ZOLNIEREK, Clarence David, 84, of Alpena, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his two children, Timothy, and Susan Zolnierek; grandson, Christopher; great-granddaughter; brother, Walter (Donna); sisters-in-law, Janet Zolnierek and Bernice Zolnierek. Memorial ...

WILLIAM R. BARBER

William R. Barber, age 71, of Alpena went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his family and friends. On May 5, 1947, William was born to the Charles and Helen (Norton) Barber in Northville, Mich. He attended the Walled Lake Schools. After ...

Thomas Bennett

BENNETT, Thomas Bauer, 89, of Alpena, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Davison Family Home. He has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Resurrection Lutheran Church. A full obituary will appear in a future ...

FRANCES CADIEUX

Frances Cadieux, 91, passed away Friday morning March 1, 2019 at Orchard Foster Care Home, in Posen Township. The daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Karczewski) Taraskiewicz was born in Catawissa, Penn., on Nov. 25, 1927. She married William Cadieux and they had seven ...

CECELIA DEMBNY

Cecelia Dembny, 92, of Rogers City, passed away Saturday morning March 2, 2019 at Orchard Foster Care Home in Posen Towsnship. The daughter of the late Stanley and Agnes (Kierzek) Roznowski was born Nov. 18, 1926 in Posen. On Nov. 9, 1943 she married Joe Krawczak who preceded her in death ...

Martin Martinsen

MARTINSEN, Martin George, 79, of Posen, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his three sisters, Ingrid (Allen) Green, Jane Martinsen, Katherine Piontkowski; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

KAY FLORENCE RHODE

Kay Florence Rhode, age 77, of Hawks, passed away March 3, 2019 at Medilodge in Rogers City. She was born July 22, 1941 in Millersburg to Neil and Elizabeth (Mills) Freel. She married Charles “Chuck” Rhode on Aug. 15, 1959. Kay is survived by her children, Charles Jr. “Herb” ...

James Taylor

TAYLOR, James Anthony, 67, of Posen, died unexpectedly at home on Feb. 27, 2019. He is survived by his companion for almost 33 years, Mary Tripp, of Posen, son, Michael Campau, of Tennessee, and one sister, Shirley (Michael) Cosgriff, of Detroit. Services will take place at a later ...

Cecelia Dembney

DEMBNY, Cecelia, 92, of Rogers City, died Saturay morning March 2, 2019 at Orchard Foster Care Home, in Posen Township. Arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral and a complete obituary will be in a future edition of the paper.