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Obituaries

ELDON ROBERT HEMPEL

Eldon Robert Hempel age 86 of Rogers City passed away Dec. 30, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City. He was born Sept. 6, 1932 in Belknap Township to Walter and Lillian (Bade) Hempel. Eldon served in the United States Army, deployed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was tank pilot. ...

Jerome Meek

MEEK, Jerome French, 84, of Alpena, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Turning Brook. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Caroline and John Demarrais, Kathleen and Steven Frisch; five grandchildren, Jacob, Derek, Louis, Joshua, Katie; and a great granddaughter, ...

MARTIN JOSEPH SUSZEK

Martin Joseph Suszek, 80, of Presque Isle, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 29 at his home. Martin was born on Nov. 30, 1938 to the late Walter and Lillian (Kasubowski) Suszek at their home in Bolton, Mich. Martin married the love of his life Ann (Blemke) on Aug. 22, 1959 in Hawks, ...

Lorraine P. Gauthier

GAUTHIER, Lorraine P., 89, of Black River, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at her home. She is survived by four sons, Robert (Gloria), Allen (Lya), Ron, and Kent (Bonny), six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, ...

Gloria LaCross

LaCROSS, Gloria Ann, 71, of Alpena died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

James Nichol

NICHOL, James Kevin, 44, of Rogers City, died Dec. 27, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Jim is survived by his daughter, Hailey Nichol; son, Hunter; mother, LaDonna Nichol; two sisters, Lisa (Tony) Glassburn and Patti (Ralph) Guenterberg and adopted father, Elias Taratuta; he is ...

PAXTON THEODORE URBAN

Paxton Theodore Urban, 3, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly in his mama’s arms Dec. 22, 2018. Paxton was born and raised in Alpena. Pax was an angel sent from above from day one. His mission here seemed very clear to all and that was to bring absolute love, joy, and happiness. His ...

ROGER LEE COOL

Roger Lee Cool, 70, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at his home. Roger was born May 14, 1948 to the late Lawrence and Velma (Sanders) Cool. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in 1987. He married Darlene ...

JEROME CARL LENART

Jerome “Jerry” Carl Lenart passed peacefully on Christmas Eve day, Dec. 24, 2018, at the age of 82, in the home with loving wife Mary Anne of 60 years in Presque Isle, Mich. Jerry was born July 9, 1936, the fifth child of Kazmer and Laura Lenart. He was a 1954 graduate of L.L.Wright ...

ROBERT DALE PARFITT

Robert Dale Parfitt, 66, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Sally’s Care Home. Robert was born in Alpena on March 11, 1952 to the late William and Evelyn (Boboltz) Parfitt. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Surviving are two brothers, William Parfitt, Richard ...

JUDY ANN PIONTKOWSKI

Judy Ann (Mousseau) Piontkowski, age 71, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at home. On April 20, 1947, Judy was born in Alpena, Mich., to the late Wilfred “Skeetz” and Dorothy “Dot” (Thomas) Mousseau. As a Medical Assistant for ...

Paxton Urban

URBAN, Paxton Theodore, 3, of Alpena, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. He is survived by his mother Kassy Urban and father Joseph Vonvintel, his brother Kyson Vonfintel, grandmother Jennifer Jones, and grandfather Chad Pickett. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 2 ...

WESLEY MILTON GEORGE

Wesley Milton George, 80, of Alpena, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital. Wesley was born Sept. 26, 1938 to the late Thomas and Grace (Buck) George. Shortly after high school graduation he entered the U.S. Army. It was during his time in the Army that ...

DIANE LOUISE LAMB- HENTKOWSKI

Diane Louise Lamb-Hentkowski, age 72, of Belknap Township, passed away Sunday Dec. 23, 2018, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, to spend her first Christmas with our Lord in Heaven. The daughter of Herbert and Edna (Dubey) Lamb was born on Sept. 4, 1946 in Belknap ...

KATHY MARIE KIVELL

Kathy Marie (Fuller) Kivell, age 70, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. On Sept. 27, 1948, she was born to Charles and Mary Cathryn (Drew) Fuller in Detroit, Mich. She grew up in Royal Oak, Mich., and attended Kimball High School. ...

Judy Piontkowski

PIONTKOWSKI, Judy, 71, of Alpena, died Dec. 25, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Paxton Urban

URBAN, Paxton Theodore, 3, of Alpena, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 4-8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The News.

Roger Cool

COOL, Roger, 70, of Alpena, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Wesley George

GEORGE, Wesley Milton, 80, of Alpena, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 56 years; Sally, three children; Richard (Pam), Thomas (Lisa), and Jodie George, two siblings; Marilyn (Tino) Oliva, and Gerald, nine grandchildren; Richard, ...

Diane Hentkowski

HENTKOWSKI, Diane L, 72, of Belknap Township, died Sunday Dec. 23, 2018 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Funeral arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.