Obituaries

LEONARD T. ZOLNIEREK

Leonard “Len” T. Zolnierek, age 79, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, from Myelodysplastic Syndrome which progressed into acute Leukemia. On Sept. 23, 1937, Leonard was born to the late Selama (Thelma) Szymanowicz and Joseph ...

GERALD STEPHEN BUSHEY

Gerald Stephen Bushey, 74, of Black River, Mich., passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Gerald was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Pinnebog, Mich., to the late Leo and Bernice (Champagne) Bushey. Gerald grew up in Alcona County where he graduated from Alcona Community Schools. Gerlad loved to ...

William Froelich

FROELICH, William R., 88, of Rogers City died Aug. 31, 2017, at Birch Lane AFC Home where he had been residing for the past 3 ½ years. A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Eric Voigt officiating. Rogers City VFW Post 607 ...

RAPHAEL MARZEAN

Ray passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 2 at the age of 63. Ray was born in Alpena, Mich., on June 28, 1954. He served in the United States Navy and attended college at Lake Superior State. Ray was co-owner of MarCum Enterprises/MarCum Technologies for 18 years. He most recently worked at ...

Clifford O’Grady

O'GRADY, Clifford Ray, 89, of Atlanta, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. His care has been entrusted to McWilliams Funeral Home- Alpena with no services planned at this time. Online condolences may be registered at www.mcwilliamsfh.com.

Keith Taylor

TAYLOR, Keith L., 59 of Belknap Township died at home on Sept. 1, 2017. He is survived by his son, Douglas Prieur; three grandchildren, Carson, Seth and Dawson; mother, Beatrice Taylor; two brothers, Donnie and Jimmy; and one sister, Tina. Private services will take place at a later ...

LEONARD T. ZOLNIEREK

Leonard “Len” T. Zolnierek, age 79, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, from Myelodysplastic Syndrome which progressed into acute Leukemia. On Sept. 23, 1937, Leonard was born to the late Selama (Thelma) Szymanowicz and Joseph ...

DOROTHY L. CONNON

Dorothy L. Connon, 82, of Hillman passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. Dorothy L. Josey was born on Feb. 22, 1935 to the late Estil and Ruby (Alverson) Josey and married Earl James Connon, Jr. Feb. 12, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1996. Mrs. ...

GAIL GILLILAND

Gail Gilliland, 73, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at her home. Gail was born in Alpena on March 22, 1944 to the late Robert and Lucy Ann (Dow) Gilliland. Surviving are two sons, Jeff Stevenson, Scott Flory; three grandchildren, Sam, Tom and Rachel; brother-in-law, Butch ...

Josef Antoniszczak

ANTONISZCZAK, Josef, 96, of Alpena died at home Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home per his wishes there is no service scheduled and he has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation.

MARY ANN ATAMAN

Mary Ann Ataman, age 63, of Alpena passed away at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena Friday, Sept. 2017. On Dec. 25, 1953 Mary was born to the late Leo and Leona (Modrzynski) Ataman in Detroit, Mich. She is survived by her lifelong friend and companion Dan Ward and was a loving mother to ...

Dorothy Connon

CONNON, Dorothy, 82, of Hillman died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Michigan - Saginaw. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in Alpena in a future edition of The News.

Barbara Curtis

CURTIS, Barbara Ann, age 67 of Bismarck Township died Sept. 1, 2017 at home. Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Jody (fiance Bill Hawkins) Wojtaszek; son, Raymond (Tracy); two grandchildren, Grace and Hannah; great-grandson, Cameron; five extended grandchildren, Billy, ...

Gail Gilliland

GILLILAND, Gail, 73, of Alpena died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Lawrence Lamberson

LAMBERSON, Lawrence, 89, of Onaway died Saturday, Sept. 2 at home. He is survived by his wife Marcella; daughters Shirley (Rich) Nowicki of Cheboygan, Susan (Dwight) Reinhold of Gillett, Wis., and Paula Chapman (Ed Leach) of Onaway; sister Joan (Dave) Dolezel of Troy, six grandchildren and ...

RUSSELL G. RHOADS

Russell “Rusty” Rhoads, age 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Mich. He was born on Aug. 22, 1929 to the late Germain and Mable (Burnash) Rhoads of Flint, Mich. On Dec. 31, 1960 he married ...

Mary Ataman

ATAMAN, Mary Ann, 63, of Alpena died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by her lifelong companion, Dan Ward; four children, Patrick, Angelica Benton, Danielle Robertson, and Virginia Robertson, all of Alpena. six grandchildren, Robert, Courtney, ...

Geraldine Haapanen

HAAPANEN, Geraldine, 85, of Hubbard Lake died at home Aug. 24, 2017. She is survived by six children, Bennie Bilyeu, David Bilyeu, Alice (Keith) Beaupre-Utecht, Daniel (Paige) Bilyeu, Andy (Rich) Bilyeu, Mary Bilyeu-Thompson; 11 grandchildren; her brother, Dennis (Elaine) Mefford; and one ...

ELNORINE KOPERWAS

Elnorine Koperwas entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Private family services took place at Evergreen Cemetery. Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery Memorials: Hospice of Michigan

James Crago

CRAGO, James E., 71, of Alpena died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He will be buried at Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Clinton Township. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.