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Obituaries

Albert Peter Krajnik

KRAJNIK, Albert Peter, 92, of Presque Isle, Michigan, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in New Port Richie, Florida. Per his wishes, he has been taken for cremation. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

News obituary, birth announcement policy

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 ...

STACEY LEEANN ALBRIGHT

Stacey Leeann Albright, 36, of Prattville, Alabama passed away June 20, 2020 at her residence in Prattville, Alabama. She was born Jan. 31, 1984 in Alpena, Michigan, and was the daughter to the late Kenneth Albright and Laura Baker. She was a Teacher’s Aide. Surviving are her mother, ...

JAMES RALPH BYERS

James Ralph Byers, 82, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. James was born on July 10, 1937 in Alpena to the late James and Flossie (Johnson) Byers. On June 8, 1968, he married Esther Hund. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2007. James enjoyed hunting and ...

DONALD JACK RHEA

Jack Rhea (Uncle Don Rhea) Born Nov. 16, 1931 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri. After leaving college he joined the United States Air Force. While stationed at Lackland Air Force Base he started his radio career and became program director of the base radio ...

Steven Thomas Martell

MARTELL, Steven Thomas, 64, of Alpena died at home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Steven is survived by his two children, Steven Jr., of Alpena, Michigan, and Frederick, of Traverse City, Michigan, four grandchildren, three brothers: Terrence (Sherry), of Hains, Alaska, Alan (Patti), of Alpena, ...

JAMES ALLEN ARTERO

James Allen “Tom” Artero, 79, of Ossineke, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Tom was born on April 12, 1941 in Detroit to the late Gregario and Frances (Wlaszek) Artero. He retired from Ossineke Industries. On Oct. 12, 1976, he married Mildred ...

WALLACE VANCE REEVES

Wallace Vance Reeves, 89, of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Vance was born on May 26, 1931 in Curran to the late Ralph and Helen (Pattee) Reeves. He served in the US Army from 1951-54 and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. He married ...

James R. Byers

BYERS, James R., 82, of Alpena, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Geri Ann Hilaski

HILASKI, Geri Ann, 56, of Florida, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2015 in Florida. Surviving are her son, E. W. Hilaski and several cousins. A graveside service will take place Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Cemetery at 11 a.m.

James A. Artero

ARTERO, James A., 79, of Ossineke, died Monday, June 22, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Audrey Marie Badgero

BADGERO, Audrey Marie, 78, of Onaway, died on Monday, June 22, 2020 at home. Survivors include her husband, Gary, daughters Kathleen Kubacki, of Hudsonville, Carla (Eric) Coveyou, of Beloit, Wisconsin, and Laura Barrett, of Central Lake, son Matthew (Jenny), of Onaway, 11 grandchildren, two ...

Douglas Edward Fales

FALES, Douglas Edward, 62, of Rogers City, died at home on June 21, 2020. He is survived by his son, Alex (Ashley), of Cheyenne, Wyoming, three grandchildren, Angelic, Jeremiah, and Noah, three sisters, Debra (Lynn) Burgert, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Denise (Mitch) Freel, of Frankenmuth, and ...

Karan Mac Pregitzer

PREGITZER, Karan Mac, 90, of Black Lake, died on Tuesday, June 16 2020 at home. Survivors include wife, Caroline, daughters Linda Pregitzer, of Kalamazoo, Renee (Tony) Wyatt, of Farmington Hills, and Olinda Sandoval, of Kalamazoo, grandson Anthony, and many nieces, nephews and friends. A ...

CLARANN LORIE BOYLAN

Clarann Lorie Boylan, 61, of Presque Isle, passed away peacefully on Friday June 19, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a loving, caring, and compassionate woman that will be deeply missed. She was born on Sept. 2, 1958 to George and Lorraine (Gaffney) Parris in Rogers City, Michigan. In ...

CHARLES HOWARD CORDES

Charles Howard Cordes, 15, of Atlanta, Michigan, gained his angel wings on June 18, 2020. He was born on April 7, 2005 in Alpena, Michigan to Bryan and Darlene Cordes. He resided in Atlanta all of his life and enjoyed being part of the Pied Piper School family. He enjoyed playing baseball and ...

LYNDA RAE ECKHART

Lynda Rae Eckhart, 56, of Ossineke passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Lynda Rae Losinski was born in Alpena on Sept. 7, 1963 to Richard and Rita (Kieliszewski) Losinski. On July 15, 1989, she married Jeffery Eckhart. She has been employed at Star Cutter ...

GEORGE EDMUND MORASKY

George Edmund Morasky, 72, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at his home. George was born in Wayne County on May 31, 1947 to the late George and Angeline (Ulch) Morasky. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. George retired from the Besser Co. ...

Betty Lou Pepper

PEPPER, Betty Lou, 85, of Alpena, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at her home. The memorial service scheduled for June 27, 2020 has been postponed.

LYNDA RAE ECKHART

Lynda Rae Eckhart, 56, of Ossineke, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Lynda Rae Losinski was born in Alpena on Sept. 7, 1963 to Richard and Rita (Kieliszewski) Losinski. On July 15, 1989 she married Jeffery Eckhart. She has been employed at Star Cutter ...