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Obituaries

Harvey “Bill” Clifford Morrison

MORRISON, Harvey “Bill” Clifford, 94, of Hillman, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 surrounded by his family at Hillman’s Haven. He is survived by his children, Susan (David) Smethurst, David, Rhonda (Jim) Brown, Doug, and Beth (Charles Gutierrez) Morrison, nine grandchildren, 15 ...

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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 ...

HAROLD D. BARNARD

Harold D. Barnard, age 80, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at home. On Jan. 24, 1940, Harold was born in Alpena, Michigan to the late Philip A. (a.k.a. Albert) and Gertrude (Morley) Barnard. Harold married Patricia Gallagher on Sept. ...

RONALD MICHAEL SOLTYSIAK

Ronald Michael Soltysiak, 72, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at home. Ronald was born on Dec. 27, 1947 in Alpena to the late Frank and Genevieve (Jackowiak) Soltysiak. He served in the United States Army. On June 13, 1970, he married Cynthia Price. Ronald worked for DeVere ...

Robert Byron Howell

HOWELL, Robert Byron, 76, of Moltke Township, died July 1, 2020 at home. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, two children, Christina (Frank) Hartman, of Cheboygan, and Ryan (Kerry), of Onaway, five grandchildren, Hunter, Hannah, Madison, Ellory, and Jacob, three siblings, Carol (Roger) ...

Richard Scott

SCOTT, Richard, 88, of Alpena, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Ralph R. Walker

WALKER, Ralph R., 79, of Millersburg, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at home. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, daughters, Becky (Kory) Hyde, of Onaway, Bobbi (Rob) Northcott, of Onaway, and Kourtni (John) Creguer, of Granddau Palms, grandsons Kody and Kaleb, two great-granddaughters, and ...

EDMUND KAPALA

Edmund “Eddie” Kapala, 86, of Presque Isle passed away Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020 at his home. Son of John and Lucy (Zielinski) Kapala was born in Rogers City on Jan. 21, 1934. Ed graduated from Rogers City High School in 1953. After graduation he entered into the United States Army ...

ELAINE RITA NELSON

Elaine Rita Nelson, 98, of Alpena, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Elaine Rita DuPuis was born on Feb. 4, 1922 in Alpena to the late Leo and Johanna (Niewola) DuPuis. On Nov. 10, 1947, she married Byron Nelson at St. Bernard Catholic Church. He preceded her in ...

Jill L. Porter

PORTER, Jill L., 81, of Onaway, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at home. Survivors include a son, Tad (Eileen) of Millersburg, brothers, Myles (Glee) Elowsky, of Onaway, and Raymond Elowsky, of California, sisters, Irene Elowsky, of Millersburg, and Lois Crittendon, of California, and many ...

Ronald Soltysiak

SOLTYSIAK, Ronald, 72, of Alpena, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Norman J. Alexander

ALEXANDER, Norman J., 82, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, as a result of an auto accident. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann, three children, Kellie Alexander, Mary Beth (Jeff) Avery, and Norm Jr., three grandchildren, Tim (Jackie), Bradley (Christin), and Kristen Alexander, seven ...

Edmund Kapala

KAPALA, Edmund, 86, of Presque Isle, died Tuesday June 30, 2020 at home. Cremation arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in a future edition of The News.

Holly K. Moser

MOSER, Holly K., 52, of Millersburg, died Wednesday June 24, 2020, in Flint. She is survived by her husband, Paul, of Millersburg, daughter Alena Domke (Chris Preston), of Onaway, son Andrew (Sam Freel), of Millersburg, father LeRoy, of Onaway, brother, Craig, of Onaway, a niece, ...

Norman J. Alexander

ALEXANDER, Norman J., 82, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, as a result of an auto accident. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann, three children; Kellie Alexander, Mary Beth (Jeff) Avery, Norm Jr; three grandchildren; Tim (Jackie), Bradley (Christin), Kristen Alexander, and seven ...

Gerald R. Schoon

SCHOON, Gerald R., 78, of Alpena, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at MidMichigan Medical Center. He is survived by his son Stephen, of Concord North Carolina, daughter Leah Martin, of Rocky Mount Virginia, and grandchildren Abygayle, Emilie, Charlotte, and Zachary. Celebrate Jerry’s life ...

JAMES S. BLAND

James S. Bland, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Alpena, Michigan Jim was born March 13, 1957, to the late Leroy and Hazel Bland, in Columbia, South Carolina. He grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia. On Nov. 19, 1988, he married his great love Krysti (Baker), in Flint ...

JOSEPH A. CERCONE

Joseph A. Cercone, age 67, passed away unexpectedly in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Joe was born Sept. 18, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Sally (Streich) of Rogers City, Michigan on Sept. 3, 1976 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rogers City. Joe worked many ...

Edith P. Bobick

BOBICK, Edith P., 91, of Harrisville, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home. Edith is survived by her five children, Rosalie (Paul) Lobodzinski, of Rose City, Larry (Merle “Buffy” ), of Ossineke, Judy (Alan) Dubie, of Alpena, Virginia (Roger) Nash, of Onaway, and Stanley (Sandy), of ...

Muriel Marie Garms

GARMS, Muriel Marie, 15, of Rogers City, died at home on June 26, 2020. She is survived by her parents, George and Mary, two sisters, Brionne Garms and Shawna Garms, both of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, four brothers, Cory, Jamie, Christopher and Tony, and numerous aunts, uncles and ...