Obituaries

Maxine F. Markey

MARKEY, Maxine F., 81, of Alpena, died at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Drane, of Alpena, Mich., four grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Chelsea, and Travis, and six great-grandchildren. Per her wishes, she has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter ...

JANE IDA SOMMERFELD

Jane Ida Sommerfeld, 81, formerly of Alpena, passed away May 5, 2019 in Lake City, Fla. She was born March 3,1938 to Lawrence and Ida Reed in Alpena, Mich. She married Myles Sommerfeld June 30, 1956, he preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2016. She worked at Dick’s Discount Arcade and Alpena ...

Thomas M. Skuse

SKUSE, Thomas M., 79, of Onaway, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, sons, Kevin and Matthew, daughters Jeanneen (Scott) Dalos and Ann (William) Trueworthy, stepson Mark Fillmore, stepdaughter Carolyn (Duane) Brown, 25 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, ...

DOLENA MAY CURTIS

Dolena May Curtis, 89 of Ocqueoc Township passed away at home on July 7, 2019. She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Rogers City to Frank and Cecelia (Metko) Chrzan. On Nov. 3, 1951 she married Clarence William Curtis at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed baking, cooking, ...

JONATHAN MARK DESSENBERG

Jonathan Mark Dessenberg, 49, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Jonathan was born in Alpena on April 12, 1970 to James and Anne (Lyon) Dessenberg. He graduated from Alpena High in 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in 1993 from GMI Engineering and Management ...

ARNOLD GERARD MOUSSEAU

Arnold Gerard Mousseau, 62, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Arnie was born July 23, 1956 in Alpena to the large family of the late Iner and Mary (Skinner) Mousseau. Shortly after graduation, Arnie enlisted in the U.S. Army. He ...

THEODORE WILLIS LANCASTER

Theodore Willis Lancaster, 54, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Medilodge Alpena following a long courageous battle with MS. Ted was born April 4, 1965 in Alpena to John and Dorothy (Kennedy) Lancaster. He was a lifelong resident of the Alpena area. Ted enlisted in ...

DAVID WILLIAM MacGILLIS

David William MacGillis, 88, of Lachine passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home. David was born in Detroit on Oct. 21, 1930 to the late John and Edna (Mills) MacGillis. At the age of 16, he joined the Army National Guard, serving as a Brigade Commander, Company Commander and retired ...

WADE HAMPTON PERKINS JR.

Wade Hampton Perkins Jr., age 60, of Hudson, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home. Wade was born Aug. 13, 1958 in Harrisville, Mich., to Wade and Genevieve (Fowler) Perkins. Wade loved to spend time with his family and friends, who will miss his kindness and humor. He is survived by ...

LOUISE M.MODRZYNSKI

Louise M. Modrzynski of Holland, formerly of Alpena, Mich., passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was born on July 20, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Modrzynski, her children, Allen Modrzynski and Gail Modrzynski, and her granddaughter, Samantha Modrzynski ...

DENNIS DALE RITTHALER

Dennis Dale Ritthaler, 70, of Warren passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Dennis was born in Alpena on Dec. 7, 1948 to the late Leopold and Theresa (Hoeberling) Ritthaler and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Denise Miela ...

Irene Jean Bennett

BENNETT, Irene Jean, 89, of Hillman, Mich., died at home surrounded by family on July 5, 2019. She is survived by her sons, James Dodge, of Walterboro, S.C., Clyde Dodge, of Hillman, and Greg (Brenda) Bennett, of Hillman, daughters, Patricia (Brian) Klein, Diane (Mike) Orlando, and Colleen ...

Joseph A. Marotta II

MAROTTA, Joseph A. II, 82, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. Per his wishes Joseph was taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. Family and friends will gather at Holy Cross Cemetery for a Committal Service on Monday, July 15, 2019, ...

DOUGLAS LEE DOWLING

Douglas Lee Dowling, 44, of Alpena died in a tragic car accident in Traverse City on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Doug was born Dec. 29, 1974 in Alpena to the late Bernard Jr. and Sandra (Fifer) Dowling. Doug was a man with a big heart as he enjoyed caring for the elderly and was exceptional at ...

Dolena May Curtis

CURTIS, Dolena May, 89, of Ocqueoc Township, died at home on July 7, 2019. She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Rogers City to Frank and Cecelia (Metko) Chrzan. Friends may visit at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke on Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. through time of her funeral at 11 ...

Jonathan Mark Dessenberg

DESSENBERG, Jonathan Mark, 49, of Alpena, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

David William MacGillis

MacGILLIS, David William, 88, of Lachine, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, three children, Sheryl MacGillis, David (Carrie), and Steven, and granddaughter, Kaylie. Visitation will take place on Wednesday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. ...

JOANNE F. BENAC

Joanne F. Benac, 87, of Alpena passed away July 2, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena. Joanne F. Kwiatkowski was born Aug. 19, 1931 to Francis and Anastaci (Pilarski) Kwiatkowski. On Sept. 17, 1949 she married Floyd Benac at St. Mary Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2000. ...

FLORENCE MARIE HINES

Florence Marie Hines, 87, of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her home. Florence Marie Kroeger was born Aug. 7, 1931 in Gibsonburg, Ohio to the late Edward and Lauretta (Maylum) Kroeger. On May 18, 1957 she married Robert E. Hines. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2010. ...

JOHN EDWARD SCHULTZ

John Edward Schultz, age 72 passed away June 29, 2019. Dear father of Jaime Attar (Adel). Beloved son of Francis and Aurelia Schultz. Cherished grandfather of Olivia and Faith. Brother of Shirley Hier, Tom Schultz, Janice Keller, Francis Schultz “Frank”. Retired from the Besser Company. ...