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Obituaries

Bryan Charles Goll

GOLL, Bryan Charles, 70, of Posen, died, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena. Surviving are his companion, Sharon “Trudy” Wyman, sister, Anne Best, niece, Alexis (Mauro) Damino, and nephew, Nicholas. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan ...

Gloria Sweeso

SWEESO, Gloria, age 90, of Rogers City, died Feb. 7, 2021 at MediLodge of Alpena. Gloria is survived by three children, Don (Bonnie) Sweeso, Gail (Devon) Rowe and Todd, three grandchildren, Cayla (Craig), Cory, and Ashly (Justin) and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will take ...

NANCY APSEY

March 20, 1936-January 15, 2021 Nancy was born in Bay City, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Knight. She died at home in Leesburg, Florida under the hospice care of her husband, Jim. Nancy graduated from Alpena High School in 1954. In August 1955, she married her sweetheart of four years in ...

MILDRED PEARL HARMON

Mildred Pearl Harmon, 76, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and sister and will be dearly missed by many. She was born on Oct. 19, 1944 to the late Elwin and Evelyn (Shunk) Burnham in Alpena. There ...

JAMES LEE BLUCK SR

Retired Michigan State Trooper Died January 19, 2021 PORTAGE— On Jan. 19, 2021, Jim Bluck left this life surrounded by the love of his family as he was welcomed into the loving presence of his Lord and Savior. Jim was born to Ernest and Viola Bluck on Oct. 14, 1941 in Alpena, ...

MICHAEL JOHN RYERS

Ossineke, Michigan formerly of Essexville Michael John Ryers, age 63 died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born on Jan. 18, 1958 to the late John and Vivian (Bouchard) Ryers in Essexville. Mike graduated from Essexville Garber High School, Class of 1977. He had a heart of ...

Alan David Rose

ROSE, Alan David, 51, of Rogers City, died, at home on Feb. 2, 2021. He was born Aug. 28, 1969 in Rogers City to Donald Sr. and Marvel (Baker) Rose. Alan is survived by a son, Nicholas (Tiffany), three daughters, Jessica (Nate) Jordan, Emma Rose and Samantha Rose, four grandchildren, ...

IRENE M. PLUME

Irene M. Plume age 85 of Grand Lake passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, 2021. She was born June 14, 1935 in Rogers City to Arnold and Bertha (Trapp) Nagel. Irene worked as a waitress at the Brooks Hotel from 1951 through 1953. She graduated from Rogers City High School in 1953 ...

CONNIE LYNN MAHALAK

Connie was born on March 3, 1943 in Saint Louis, Michigan and passed on Jan. 16, 2021 at Metamora, Michigan. Her father, Lewis Clare Gould and mother, Eva Ruth Gould owned a water well drilling business. Lewis took his family to Florida each winter and his daughter and son attended high ...

MICHAEL THOMAS O’DONNELL

Michael T. O’Donnell, 85, passed peacefully at his Spring Lake, Michigan home Feb. 1, 2021. Born Jan. 3, 1936, to the late Dr. Francis J. (Doc) O’Donnell and Marie Quinn (Fitzpatrick) O’Donnell. A native of Alpena who grew up sailing the Thunder Bay, fishing McGinn Creek, and a proud ...

Nancy Ann Mills

MILLS, Nancy Ann, 77, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Surviving are her two children, Scott Bigelow, of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Susan (Tim) Hoes, of Alpena, Michigan, two grandsons, T.J. (Michelle) Hoes, Dylan Hoes (friend Ellie ...

MARILYN JUNE MILLER

Marilyn June “Mary” Miller age 74 of Rogers City passed peacefully at Orchard Manor on Feb. 1, 2021. She was born Oct. 30, 1946 in Tecumseh to Glen and Alma (Burnett) Mumaw. Mary graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1964. She went on to Michigan State University where she earned ...

Bradley P. Eldridge

ELDRIDGE, Bradley P., 63, of Hawks, died, Feb. 1, 2021 at MediLodge in Alpena. He is survived by his sister, Kim Porritt and his extended family at Windy Hill AFC Home in Hawks. Beck Funeral Home will announce his graveside service when the date is set. Online condolences may be addressed ...

Bethyl J. Ellenberger

ELLENBERGER, Bethyl J., 79, of Onaway, died Friday Jan. 29, 2021 at MediLodge of Cheboygan. Survived by one daughter Lorrie Ellenberger, of Vanderbilt, two sons Edward (Tammy), of Onaway and Dan (Megan), of Onaway, sister Shirley Wiczorek (Larry Scott,) six grandchildren, one great-grandson, ...

William C. Huffman

HUFFMAN, William C., 76, of Onaway, died Friday Jan. 29, 2021, at his home. Survived by wife Shirley, daughter Tina (Brad) Hoeft, of Capac, son Randy, of Caro, sisters Fran (Ron) Stevens, of Flint, Sally Robinson, of Davison, and Rosie (Don) Woodcock, of Flint, six grandchildren, three ...

Jane M. Yockey

YOCKEY, Jane M., passed away in Midland, Michigan on Jan. 28, 2021. She will be greatly missed by many.

ARTHUR BENJAMIN LEESEBERG

Arthur Benjamin Leeseberg, 78, of Ossineke passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving and grateful family. Art was born in Alpena on March 26, 1942 to the late James and Irene (Eller) Leeseberg. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper for the 82nd ...

BARBARA LOIS HEATH (DEHRING)

1925-2021 Barbara L. Heath 95 passed away quietly at her home in Sun City, Arizona on Jan. 28, 2021. She was born in Alpena and lived in Rogers City most of her life, in 2003 she moved to Arizona with her husband Bernard. She was married to the love of her life, Bernard, and in November ...

BETTY JANE SMIGELSKI

Betty Jane Smigelski, 61, of Alpena passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty Jane LaCross was born in Alpena on Sept. 26, 1959 to the late Thomas and Joyce (White) LaCross and married Donald Smigelski on Oct. 6, 1979. She was employed at Alpena ...

Michael Thomas O’Donnell

O’DONNELL, Michael Thomas, 85, of Spring Lake, died Feb. 1, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.