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Obituaries

ADA GRACE HAYNES

Ada Grace Haynes, 92, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Hillman, passed from death to life on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Ada Grace Draker was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Hillman to the late Wesley and Grace (Essner) Draker. Ada graduated from Hillman High School in ...

VIRGINIA M. AMLOTTE

AMLOTTE, Virginia M., 98, of Alpena, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

WILMA J. ELLIS

ELLIS, Wilma J., 87, of Alpena, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

DOROTHY ANN BREGE

Brege, Dorothy Ann, age 90, formerly of Ocqueoc and Grand Lake, passed away at home surrounded by family on Dec. 21, 2019. Cremation has taken place. Dorothy was born in Ocqueoc, Michigan on July 23, 1929 to Charles and Lillian (Schalk) Merchant. Dorothy married Leon (Joe) Brege on Nov. ...

ARCHIE McDONALD

Archie McDonald, age 78, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at home. Archie was born on Aug. 20, 1941, to the late Adrian and Rosetta (Nickerson) McDonald in Onaway, Michigan. On Aug. 21, 1965, he married Bonnie Brenner at the Millersburg Methodist Church. He ...

CHARLES W. RENSHAW

Dr. Charles W. Renshaw, age 92, of Auburn Hills, Michigan passed away on Jan. 6, 2020. He was born on April 13, 1927 to Frank and Faye (nee Durkee) Renshaw and he was raised on the Lapeer County Dairy Farm. Charles went on to graduate from Michigan State University in 1955 earning his Doctor ...

JAMES ARTHUR SEYMOUR

James Arthur Seymour, 70, of Alpena entered eternal peace on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Jim was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother whom will be deeply missed. He was born on March 30, 1949 in Escanaba, Michigan. He was a graduate ...

JAMES MICHAEL CLUTE

CLUTE, James Michael, 68, died on Jan. 2, 2020, in Woodbine, Kansas. He is survived by wife, Brenda, one daughter, Jessica Clapp, and two sons, James Jr., and Trevor, three grandchildren, four sisters, Margaret (Dan) Doherty, Mary (Norb) Ricklemann, Virginia (Richard) Frank, and Cindy (Nick) ...

ARCHIE McDONALD

McDONALD, Archie, 78, of Ossineke, died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at home. A complete obituary will be announced by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

ROSE LYNN RINGS

RINGS, Rose Lynn, 58, of Alpena, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at home. Surviving are her four children, Nicole Cuddie, Bradley Cuddie, Caitlin Cuddie, and Christopher Martin, three grandchildren, Faith, Harley, and Dexter, and several siblings. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the ...

MARK WAYNE BLEAU

Mark Wayne Bleau, 75, of Alpena, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at home. He was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Alpena to the late Joseph and Mabel (Johnson) Bleau. Mark worked construction most of his life and will be remembered for being able to build and fix anything. He ...

SANDRA ANN HATT

HATT, Sandra Ann, 75, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at her home. Surviving are three sons, James (Debbie) Crawford, Michael Werda, and John (Keli) Werda, nine grandchildren, and two brothers, Ross (Debbie) Mace and Mike Mace. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan ...

ADA GRACE HAYNES

HAYNES, Ada Grace, 92, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Hillman, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Ada is survived by her three children, Shirley Denison, Frank (Beth), and Bruce, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place Friday, ...

TIMOTHY D. POIRIER

POIRIER, Timothy D., 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at his home in Florida. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DORIS ELAINE HERRICK

Doris Elaine Herrick, age 87, of Hillman, passed away on Jan. 6, 2020 at MediLodge of Hillman surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Nov. 11, 1932, in Rust Township to William and Ida (Bauer) Pfeiffer. Doris married Stanley Edward Herrick on Aug. 9, 1952 at St. John Lutheran ...

CAROLINE NENSEWITZ

Caroline “Cindy” (Vore) Nensewitz, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away peacefully Dec. 27, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Cindy was born Oct. 28, 1933 near Ithaca, Michigan and moved with her family to Alpena, Michigan while in her teens. She lived, worked, played ...

ESTHER ELSIE REDDEMAN

Esther Elsie Reddeman, 101, of Alpena, entered eternal peace on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at MediLodge of Alpena. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt that will be dearly missed by all. Esther was born on Aug. 15, 1918 to the late August and Lydia (Schiller) Beyer in Alpena, Michigan. ...

MARGARET JEAN COOLEY

COOLEY, Margaret Jean, 79, of Black Lake (Onaway), died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at Angela Hospice, Michigan. She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Doug) Miller, of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Lynda (John) Warner, of Canton, Michigan, four grandchildren, sister, Margie Dameron, of Onaway, ...

JESSIE MAE ROTH DIEMOND

DIEMOND, Jessie Mae Roth, 79, of Alpena, died on Dec. 27, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Missouri. Surviving are her life partner, Robert J., one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce (Rick) Zeuschner, three granddaughters, Amber, Jaime, and Jackie, also several great-grandchildren. She is also ...

AL DUNSTON

DUNSTON, Al, 82, of Onaway, and Avon Park, Florida, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by sister-in-law, Carole Dunston, of Petoskey, one niece, and one nephew, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Memorial visitation will be ...