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Obituaries

DEBRA LYNN SMITH

Debra Lynn Smith, 63, of Barton City passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her son’s home. Debra Lynn Sobeck was born on Feb. 14, 1957 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Ralph and Barbara (Klein) Sobeck. In November 1975, she married Dallas Minton and later married Daniel Smith on Feb. ...

HERBERT W. WILCOX

Herbert W. Wilcox, age 88, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 15, 2020. On Jan. 4, 1932, Herbert was born to the late John and Edna (Weir) Wilcox in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Feb. 13, 1954, he ...

LEONARD T. CHOJNACKI

Leonard T. “Mick” Chojnacki, age 75, of Metz, lost his battle with Leukemia and was called home on March 10, 2020 from Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Metz to Anthony and Clara (Gorlewski) Pine. Leonard graduated from Rogers City High School in 1963 he ...

PAUL P. CZAJKOWSKI

Paul P. Czajkowski, age 98, formerly of Posen, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Precious Days AFC in Alpena, Michigan. On Oct. 16, 1921, Paul was born to the late Julian and Mary (Harkiewicz) Czajkowski in Posen, Michigan. Paul was a lifelong Farmer caring ...

JENNIFER LYNN MEYER

Jennifer Lynn (Prittie) Meyer, 45, began her eternal life with Jesus on March 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jennifer Lynn Prittie was born on June 29, 1974 in Alpena, Michigan to Richard and Kathleen (McKinnon) Prittie. Jenny lived her entire life in the Ossineke and ...

JOHN SEABASE

John Seabase, 69, of Harrisville, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at his home. Born March 28, 1950 to Paul and Irene (Moczar) Seabase in Gueydan, Louisiana, he was raised in Michigan. On Aug. 11, 1973, he married Judy Lesh in Harrisville. They were residents of Clinton Township before ...

BETTY COLE

COLE, Betty, 90, of Alpena, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are in care of McWilliams Funeral Home and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

CHINNAMMA PHILIP KURIAKOSE

KURIAKOSE, Chinnamma Philip, 74, of Alpena, died Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Joy, two children, Philip (Erin), Preetha (Jim) Hartzler, five grandchildren, Allison, Elsie, Lucy, Khloe, Logan, siblings, Mary Charoth, Salamma (Sebastian) Kuttikkattil, Xavier ...

MARIA PERSON-ALEXANDER

PERSON-ALEXANDER, Maria (Nita) J., 63, of Alpena, died at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, James “Jim,” and her five daughters, Peggy (Bab’s) LeVeau-Mercado, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Tina (John) Meyers, of Yukon, Oklahoma, Vanessa (David) Ohler, of Wakefield, ...

KATHRYN LENA RUDOLPH

RUDOLPH, Kathryn Lena, 86, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Orchard Manor. She is survived by her children, Elton Jr. (Lavonne), John (Carla), Tina (Mark) Verlinden, and Bill, loving grandmother to Shawn (Jennifer), Craig (Karen), Aaron (Erin), Brandon (Kaelyn), Lindsey, and Ariel, ...

ELEANORE M. WIKARYASZ

WIKARYASZ, Eleanore M., 79, of Alpena, died at home on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Eleanore is survived by her husband, Stanley, children, David, Julie Biber and son-in-law, Fielding Rains, four grandchildren, Alexa (James), Brooke, Carson and Drew, and one great-grandchild. She is also ...

PHYLLIS BARBARA KIRCHOFF

Phyllis Barbara Kirchoff, 84, of Alpena passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at MediLodge of Greenview. Phyllis Barbara Anthony was born on Aug. 22, 1935 in Midland, Michigan to the late Peter and Ada (Butcher) Anthony. On Aug. 25, 1973, she married James Kirchoff. Phyllis worked at ...

DYLAN JERALD WATSON

Dylan Jerald Watson, 24, of Alpena went to his heavenly home peacefully after a long battle with a pituitary tumor, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Metro Hospital in Wyoming surrounded by his loving family. Dylan was born on Nov. 30, 1995, in Alpena to Edward and Dawn (Standen) Watson. He ...

Chinnamma Kuriakose

KURIAKOSE, Chinnamma, 74, of Alpena, died Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Debra Lynn Smith

SMITH, Debra Lynn, 63, of Barton City, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her son’s home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

KATHERINE FERN SHELDON

Katherine Fern Sheldon, 88, of Lachine passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Katherine Fern Kingsley was born on June 14, 1931 in Mount Clemens, Michigan to the late William and Marion (Griffin) Kingsley. On April 14, 1950, she married Robert Sheldon. He ...

KAREN MAUREEN WOODWARD

Karen Maureen Woodward, 57, of Herron passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at her daughter’s home. Karen Maureen Ferrari was born on July 11, 1962 in Canada to the late Roy and Mary (Ellement) Ferrari. On Sept. 5, 1980, she married Howard Woodward. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2011. ...

Henrietta Konieczny

KONIECZNY, Henrietta B., 84, of Metz, died March 11, 2020 at home. Surviving are her husband, Louis, eight children, Kevin (Cathy), Karen (Glenn) Metz, Carleen Darga, L. Kurt Sr. (Joan), Kelli (Allen) Wojda, Keith Sr. (Betty), Kim (Eric) Strong, and Kay Lynn (Pete II) Mahan, 25 grandchildren, ...

WAYNE ROGER BATES

Wayne Roger Bates, 83, of Maple Ridge passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Wayne was born in Alpena County on Feb. 14, 1937 to the late Floyd and Daisy (Montie) Bates. Wayne retired from Abitibi in 1999 after 37 years. On July 23, 2005, he married Gayle ...

BETTY LOUISE HASSELER THOMPSON

On March 10, 2020, as morning dawned, Betty Louise Hasseler Thompson, age 95 years, joined her family in the great beyond. Betty was born in Detroit, Michigan to Roy and Adabelle (Powers) Hasseler on June 13, 1924. She grew up in Detroit, attended Northwestern High School. In 1945 she ...