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Obituaries

WILLIAM CANAVAN

William Canavan, 92, of Alpena, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Bill was born March 24, 1926, in Alpena to Frank and Edna (Atkinson) Canavan. He joined the Navy out of high school and later went to work as a shovel operator for National Gypsum. On Feb. 9, ...

Linda Nokes

NOKES, Linda F., 71, of Millersburg, formerly of Farmington Hills died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at home. She is survived by one brother, James B. (Jan) of Millersburg; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements are in care of the Chagnon Funeral Home. It was her wish that there ...

DENISE A. TIBOR

Denise A. Tibor, age 61, of Ossineke passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at home after an extended illness. On March 1, 1957, denise was born to Valent “Val” and Shirely (Bushey) Tibor in Harrisville, Mich. She worked as a Nurses Aide for over 20 years. Denise was a ...

Lyle Vredenburg

VREDENBURG, Lyle E., 72, of Ossineke died Friday, June 29, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

HILLARY ANNE WESTENBARGER

Hillary Anne Westenbarger (Johnson), age 40, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her Nan and Pop, Grammies and Grampies, father-in-law, William Westenbarger; and uncle, Phillip Derr. Hillary is survived by her husband, Jaime; children, ...

Denise Tibor

TIBOR, Denise, 61, of Ossineke died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at home. Per her wishes she has been taken from Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Complete obituary will be announced by Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News. Online condolences: ...

LEO ANTHONY TOLZDORF

Leo Anthony Tolzdorf, 93, of Alpena passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at his home. Leo was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Alpena to the late Stanislaus and Stanislawa (Gutowski) Tolzdorf. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Oct. 21, 1950, he married Dorothy Shorkey. She ...

Emma Tucker

TUCKER, Emma B. Tucker, 90, of Onaway died Thursday May 17, 2018, at home. She is survived by three sons, Terry (Sherry) of Onaway, Wayne (Fawn) of Indian River and Jack of Onaway; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Don (Linda) St. ...

Elizabeth Wirgau

WIRGAU, Elizabeth,, 37, of Kent City, formerly of Alpena, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her husband, Chris; parents, Matthew Krawczak and Ruth Krawczak; three siblings, Jaclynn Krawczak, Matthew (Kim) Krawczak, Maria (Nick) Nykerk; ...

ELEANOR RAMONA WERDA

Eleanor Ramona Werda, age 89, of Alpena went home to see her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. On Jan. 18, 1929, Eleanor was born to the late Frank and Viola (Dziesinski) Pokorzynski in Hamtramck, Mich. Eleanor cherished St. John the Baptist ...

MARGARET KATHRYN GROHOWSKI

Margaret Kathryn “Katy” Grohowski age 92 of Rogers City passed away June 25, 2018, at Medilodge in Rogers City. She was born April 30, 1926, in Rogers City to Burt and Mary (Jurczych) Talaske. Katy was the only child out of 10 who graduated from high school and received a college ...

Barbara A. Spragg

The family of Barbara A. Spragg — who died Dec. 18, 2017, in Naples, Fla. — will be having a memorial service on Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 727 S. Second Avenue, Alpena at 2 p.m with a celebration of life reception to follow.

ELIZABETH WIRGAU

Elizabeth “Liz” Wirgau, 37, of Kent City, formerly of Alpena, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident. Elizabeth was born Dec. 23, 1980, to Matthew Krawczak and Ruth Krawczak in Alpena, Mich. Growing up she enjoyed to “make stuff” as she was very creative ...

Nadine Brehmer

BREHMER, Nadine Louise, 79, of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena. Nadine is survived by three children, Nancy (Tom) Guthrie of Alpena, Mary (Richard) Shapic of Beaverton, and June (Stephen) Maes of Alpena; seven grandchildren, Jared, Keegan, ...

LOIS J. DZIESINSKI

Lois J. Dziesinski, age 89, of Alpena passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena, Mich. On April 10, 1929, Lois was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Obea and Florence (Eggert) Cain. She married Stanley F. Dziesinski on Sept. ...

Katy Grohowski

GROHOWSKI, Katy, 92, of Rogers City died June 25, 2018, at Medilodge in Rogers City. A complete obituary will be announced when her funeral arrangements are finalized with the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.

Elizabeth Wirgau

WIRGAU, Elizabeth Anna, 37, of Kent City died unexpectedly due to an auto accident, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral mass 12 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church of All Saints Parish. A full ...

Lois Dziensinski

DZIESINSKI, Lois J., 89, of Alpena died peacefully surrounded by her famly on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Medilodge Greenview in Alpena. Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time. Complete obituary information will be announced by the ...

DELORES ELAINE HANSON

Delores Elaine Hanson, 85, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018, surrounded by her family. Delores was born May 6, 1933, to Murriel and Violet (Allen) Haltiner. She was a lifelong resident of Alpena. She attended the Practical Nursing Program in Traverse City. ...

CAROLINE LOUISE WEISE

Caroline Louise Weise, 77, of Alpena passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her home. Caroline Louise Kirchoff was born in Alpena on Sept. 29, 1940, to the late Leonard and Mary (Knechtel) Kirchoff and married Donald Weise on July 23, 1960. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and ...