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Obituaries

Floyd W. “Santa” King

KING, Floyd W. “Santa,” 72, of Lachine, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at his home of an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Kathleen Anne Tasker-Goodall

TASKER-GOODALL, Kathleen Anne, 70, of Hillman, Michigan, died suddenly on Oct. 13, 2019 at her home. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert, a son, Jason Castanza, of Oregon, daughter, Jodi Castanza, of Massachusetts, stepson, Christopher (Jennifer) Goodall, of Charleston, South ...

RUTH M. WILLIARD

Ruth M. Williard passed peacefully at home Oct. 07, 2019. She was 93 years old. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, James A. Williard. She is survived by her loving children Lois Fons, Paul Williard and Kirk Williard; her beautiful grandchildren Holly James, Andrew ...

PHILIP J. DION

Philip J. Dion, age 65, of Alpena, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at home. On March 25, 1954, Philip was born in Flint, Michigan to the late Philip E. and Sylvia (Sochacki) Dion. He served in the United States Navy from 1972-1976. Philip worked at Alpena General Hospital as the ...

DOROTHY ANN RUDDY

Dorothy Ann (Patzer) Ruddy, 83, of Alpena, was called home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Dorothy was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Manitowac, Wisconsin to the late Zeno and Anita (Broecker) Tadych. Dorothy was a kind soul who was always there for you when needed. She was very creative and was known ...

EDMUND A. ZBYTOWSKI

Edmund A. Zbytowski, age 98, of Herron, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at home. On Feb. 11, 1921, Edmund was born to the late John and Cecelia (Bajdacz) Zbytowski in Herron, Michigan. He married Marcella Stamm on April 14, 1945, in ...

ROBERT BITTNER HELLER

HELLER, Robert Bittner, 92, of Rogers City, died Oct. 22, 2019 at home. Friends may visit at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. until time of his memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating. Inurnment will follow at Peace Lutheran ...

TIFFANY MARIE KYLE

Tiffany Marie Kyle, daughter of Judy Aldrich Hodits of Osage Beach, Missouri and the late Kenneth Fleitz, was born on Jan. 20, 1980 in Alpena, Michigan and departed this life on Oct. 20, 2019 at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 39 years. Mrs. Kyle was a member of the First ...

SHIRLEY J. TIBOR

Shirley J. Tibor, age 85, of Ossineke, Michigan passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at home. On March 5, 1934, Shirley was born in Pinnebog, Michigan to the late Leo and Bernice (Champage) Bushey. She married Valent Tibor on June 18, 1955, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Black River, ...

KENNETH JAMES ZOLNIEREK

Kenneth James Zolnierek died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at his residence in Bay City. Kenneth is survived by wife, Jodi Mathews, along with children, Kelli (Donnie) Hoover and Tarah Mullins; grandchildren, Sophia Grace, Mariah, Jean Marie Hope, Faithlyn, Travis and ...

DENNIS JEROME LEWIS

LEWIS, Dennis Jerome, 59, of Madison Heights, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Pontiac, Michigan after a seven-year battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Lachine Community of Christ, 12290 Atkinson Road (North M-65) at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. memorial ...

FLOSSIE MATUZAK

MATUZAK, Flossie, 96, of Harrisville, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. Flossie is survived by six children, Carol Franklin, David (Carol) Kingsland, Mary (David) Gedro, Julie Matuzak, Bonnie (Larry) Gildea, and Melinda Romero, 17 grandchildren, Jeff, Brad, ...

ROBERT L. WILTON

WILTON, Robert L., 94, of Onaway, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at MediLodge of Cheboygan. He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Bob) Hoffman, of Parma, and Sandra Lee (Mike) Hills, of Manistee, a son, Robert Owen (Valerie), of Jackson, one sister, Audrey Casari, of Cheboygan, five ...

DOROTHY ANN RUDDY

RUDDY, Dorothy Ann (Patzer), 83, of Alpena, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Eugene, five children, Victor Lee (Paula) Patzer, Nancy Lee (Ken) Stafford, Arthur Lee (Diana Cardoza) Patzer, Patricia Lee (Louis) Tebbe, and Becky Lee (Tim) Nunneley, her sister, ...

MARY E. STEMKOWSKI

Mary E. Stemkowski, age 60, of Alpena passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Medilodge in Gaylord, Michigan surrounded by her family. On March 2, 1959, Mary was born in Alpena, Michigan to Lester and Ethel (Prieur) Chroninger. She worked for Community Mental Health Care as ...

SHIRLEY J. TIBOR

Shirley J. Tibor, age 85, of Ossineke, Michigan passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Home. On March 5, 1934, Shirley was born in Pinnebog, Michigan to the late Leo and Bernice (Champage) Bushey. She married Valent Tibor on June 18, 1955, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Black River, ...

ARLA L. GABLE

GABLE, Arla L., 77, of Black Lake, died Oct. 17, 2019 at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, Gaylord. She is survived by two sons, Scott Bishop (Judy Tribisondi), and Jesse Reutter, both of Onaway, daughter Kathy Johnston, of Onaway, and step-daughter Karen (Kevin) Breslin, of Lake Orion, four ...

DOROTHY ANN RUDDY

RUDDY, Dorothy Ann (Patzer), 83, of Alpena, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Dorothy is survived by her husband Eugene, five children, Victor Lee (Paula), Nancy Lee (Ken) Stafford, Arthur Lee (Diana Cardoza), Patricia Lee (Louis) Tebbe, Becky Lee (Tim) Nunneley, her sister Caroline (Kitty) ...

MARY LOUISE BARTON

Mary Louise Barton (Pond), born on Sept. 2, 1927, died Oct. 14, 2019. She is survived by her children, Linda Schroeder, Sherry Lincoln, Dennis Barton and Brian Barton. And several grand children, nieces and nephews. She worked at Pontiac State Hospital for years then moved to Harrisville in ...

Walter “Manny” Gibbs

GIBBS, Walter “Manny,” 78, of Alpena, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. He is survived by three children, Sandie Martinmaas, Manuel, and Betty Jo Larson, three stepchildren, Lewis Pake Jr., Robert Pake, and Mary Haske, his sister, Betty DeCare, 10 grandchildren, and ...