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Obituaries

Jerry P. Freel

FREEL, Jerry P., 71, of Millersburg, died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, daughter, Paula (David) Lail, son, Derek, stepdaughters, Lisa (Carl) Urlaub and Lori (Mitch) Wagner, stepson, Eric Domke, seven grandchildren, sister, ...

Richard Grochowski

GROCHOWSKI, Richard, 74, of Alpena, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw. He is survived by his wife Patty, five children, Bryan (Kelly Jean), Jerry, Niki (Tom) Waligora, Jennifer (Fred Magdaleno) Grochowski, Joe (Natalie Ruth), seven grandchildren, Frederick, ...

Rosalie Ann Maurer

MAURER, Rosalie Ann, 71, of Alpena, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at MediLodge of Greenview. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

DENNIS KARL GEHRES

I, Dennis Karl Gehres, have kicked the bucket. I was able to stay in my home until the end because of the great teamwork from my amazing family. I’m the lucky one, I’m in heaven, but I leave behind many fond memories and family and friends. On Earth I enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, ...

DANIEL GENE KISSANE

Daniel Gene Kissane, born on Feb. 1, 1960 passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 of a brief illness. A proud veteran, he enjoyed his time in the United States Air Force. After completing his service, he married his best friend, Heidi Ruhland where they spent the next 34 years together. A ...

CHERI LYNN MUSZYNSKI

Cheri Lynn Muszynski, age 59, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena after a courageous battle with cancer. On Sept. 23, 1961, Cheri was born in Alpena, Michigan to Roger and Susan (Repke) Lee. She married Terry Muszynski on March 9, 1979, ...

CHARLES ROGER OTTO

Sept. 21, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2020 Charles “Chas” Roger Otto, World War II Navy veteran and longtime resident of Hillman, passed away peacefully at home among his loved ones, on Nov. 19. He was 95. Mr. Otto and his devoted wife Carol are the owners of Hillman’s Haven, a residential ...

BARBARA ANN WILLIAMS

Barbara Ann Williams, 82, of Alpena, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She was a kindhearted and loving woman that will be dearly missed. She was born on Oct. 6, 1938 to the late Cyril and Christine (Snider) Novotny in Detroit. Barbara married the ...

Terry Lee Fisher

FISHER, Terry Lee, 66, of Alpena, died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at home. The memorial service that was scheduled for today, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Bannan Funeral Home has been postponed until a later date.

Ricky Patchkowski

PATCHKOWSKI, Ricky, 71, of Alpena, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Leon Purta Jr.

PURTA, Leon Jr., 81, of Presque Isle, died Nov. 18, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Leon is survived by his wife, Cecilia, son, Leon, of Ware Shoals, South Carolina, daughter, Julie Louise Purta, of Presque Isle, four siblings, Kathleen Shiemke, of Washington, Beckey Andriensky, of Washington, ...

Cheri L. Muszynski

MUSZYNSKI, Cheri L., 59, of Alpena, died Nov. 18, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are being handled by Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home and will be announced in a future edition of the Alpena News.

Arianna Jean Shupert

SHUPERT, Arianna Jean, 31, lost her life as she succumbed to injuries sustained in a horrific auto accident on the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri on Nov. 14, 2020. The time and location of services have changed. Memorial visitation will take place Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at St. Paul ...

Shirley O’dile Vogt

VOGT, Shirley O’dile, 81, of Hillman, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Due to the most recent limitation, a private funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Jason Mandley officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed at ...

James R. Brown

BROWN, James R., 62, of Alpena, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at home. He is survived by his two brothers, George Jr. (Brenda), of Tecumseh, Michigan, and Linde, of Alpena, Michigan. Per James’ wishes, he was taken from Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Inurnment: Mt. Elliot ...

Ronald J. Sbonek

SBONEK, Ronald J., 89, of Millersburg, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at home. He is survived by his sister, Joyce (Carl) Consiglio, four nephews, and many good friends in northern Michigan. There will be a graveside service at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery in ...

Faye A. Stockwell

STOCKWELL, Faye A., 78, of Cheboygan, formerly of Onaway, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey She is survived by her son, Dean (Kelli), daughter, Kelly (Marvin) Nash, four grandchildren, Justin, Brock, Misty, and Chelsey, sister, Marion Lyon, sisters-in-law, ...

WILLIAM SIMON ROORDA

William Simon Roorda, 96, of Harrisville, passed away peacefully at dawn on 14 November 2020, at his Lake Huron home. Bill was proud of being a stowaway from Holland in utero with Elizabeth Cornelia “Bep” Verstijnen Roorda, of Amsterdam, when she immigrated to America. He was born in ...

BARBARA ANN ANDERSON

Barbara Ann Anderson, 74, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper. Barbara Ann Mischley was born on Feb. 15, 1946 in Alpena to the late Leo and June (Dove) Mischley. Barbara graduated from Catholic Central in 1964. She worked at Northeast Michigan Community ...

MARY E. MURPHY

Mary E. Murphy, 89, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Mary E. Campbell was born in Saginaw on Sept. 10, 1931 to the late Charles and Alberta (Beesaw) Campbell. She married Dorman Hoerl on Feb. 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1981. On May 9, ...