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Obituaries

LeRoy P. Schepke

SCHEPKE, LeRoy P., 73, of Rogers City, died peacefully at home on Oct. 31, 2019. Mr. Schepke is survived by five siblings, Jane (Cal) McCaslin, of Rogers City, Patrick (Linda), of Alpena, Carol (Jerry) Anderson, of Florida, Gerard (Rita), of Hawks, and Mikel Schepke, a missing person, four ...

Ricky Leo Williamson

WILLIAMSON, Ricky Leo, 72, of Alpena, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Munson Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Joann, four children, Annette (Billy Petrusha) Kramer, Ricky (Debby), Dale, and Robert (Shera), 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, Billy (Sue) and ...

News obituary, birth announcement policy

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 ...

RUTH EVELYN DOWNING

Ruth Evelyn Downing, 93, of Alpena, passed away Tuesday Oct, 29, 2019, at Turning Brook. Ruth Evelyn Springs was born on Nov. 7, 1925, in Alpena to the late Hubert and Anna (Levren) Springs. On Jan. 24, 1947, she married Elroy Downing. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1983. Ruth was a ...

CHARLES JUSTIN FRENCH

Charles Justin French, age 32, of Clio, Michigan passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Genesee County. On Nov. 21, 1986, he was born to Cindy S. French in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Charles graduated Alpena High School and later from Delta College where he earned his Associate Degree in ...

ALPHONSE SZATKOWSKI

Alphonse Szatkowski, 83, passed away Oct. 28, 2019. Al was born in a logging camp in Krakow Township, Michigan, on Sept. 14, 1936 to Leo and Clara (Chrzan) Szatkowski. He spent his youth working alongside his father lumbering the forests of Presque Isle County and operating the family’s ...

WILLIAM RICHARD WEINKAUF

William Richard Weinkauf, 62, of Alpena, passed away at home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Bill was born on Sept. 29, 1957 to Richard and Lelah (Alfsen) Weinkauf in Alpena, Michigan. He was a graduate of Alpena High School and then went on to serve four years in the United States Marine Corps. ...

GRACE DUMAS

DUMAS, Grace, 87, died on Oct. 25, 2019 at MediLodge of the Shore in Grand Haven. She is survived by her son Dale (Mary), of Royal Oak, Michigan, daughters Peggy Braamse (Bill), of San Diego, California, Michelle Pridnia (John), of Norton Shores, Michigan, Heather Dumas, of Davison, ...

GLORIA J. STANOWSKI

STANOWSKI, Gloria J., 68, of Hubbard Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Gloria is survived by her husband, Ed, two daughters, Deanna (Mark) Mullins and Kristy Morris, one son, Gary (Tracy) Groves, two stepdaughters, Heather Monte and Jessica Dufore, 15 ...

DIANE KRUSE (GALLAGHER)

Diane Kruse (Gallagher), 55, born in St. Ignace, Michigan, Raised in Alpena, Michigan, and lived in Buckeye, Arizona, where she passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 due to health related issues. She is survived by her daughter, Denelle, and son, James, grandson, Liam, sister, Maryann and Robert ...

RUTH EVELYN DOWNING

DOWNING, Ruth Evelyn, 93, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Turning Brook. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

NELSON WILLIAM CARR

Nelson William Carr, 94, of Lachine, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Nelson was born in Wellington Township to the late Nelson and Adeline (Kollen) Carr on July 8, 1925, where he spent his entire life except for two years serving in the United ...

EDWIN C. LISKE

Edwin C. Liske, 81, of Hubbard Lake, Michigan passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior at Munson Medical Center surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Edwin was born on the family farm in Hubbard Lake on Aug. 27, 1938 to the late Herman F. and ...

PETER JOHN YARCH

Peter John Yarch, 70, formerly of Alpena, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at home in Grand Rapids. Peter was born on April 1, 1949, in Rogers City, Michigan to the late Eli and Martha (Tapovic) Yarch. He served in the United States Navy. On June 16, 1973, he married Rita J. Bennett. ...

CHARLES JUSTIN FRENCH

FRENCH, Charles Justin, 32, of Clio, Michigan, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Genesee County. He is survived by his wife, Natalie (Burt), one son, Cooper French, and his mother, Cindy Kent. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, a complete obituary announcement will be made by the ...

WILLIAM R. WEINKAUF

WEINKAUF, William R., 62, of Alpena, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at home. A complete obituary will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

FLOYD W. KING

Floyd W. “Santa” King, 72, of Lachine, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at his home of an apparent heart attack. Floyd was born on Feb. 23, 1947 in Alpena to the late Harland and Charlotte (Smith) King. On Oct. 7, 1967, he married Bonnie Lumsden. Floyd was instrumental in starting ...

NELSON WILLIAM CARR

CARR, Nelson William, 94, of Lachine, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are two sons, Bill, Bob (DeLynn), daughter, Cheryl (Arnold) Christensen, two step-sons, Thomas (Roberta) Oliver, Richard Oliver, nine grandchildren, and seven ...

JULIE FAYE MOWERY

Julie Faye Mowery, 75, of Atlanta passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at MediLodge of Alpena surrounded by her loving family. Julie Faye Marsh was born on Jan. 7, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harry and Faye (Nichols) Marsh. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and raising ...

Donld Alfred Buchler

BUCHLER, Donald Alfred, 82, of Hillman, Michigan, died peacefully at MediLodge of Hillman on Oct. 23, 2019. He is survived by his son, Cleon, of Hillman, brothers, Ken (Carleen), of Flint, and Ervin (Karen), of Alma, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place at 11 ...