Obituaries

Gerald E. LeTourneau

LeTOURNEAU, Gerald E., 81, of Toledo Ohio, died surrounded by his family in March 22, 2019 after a brief battle with lymphoma. There will be a graveside memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Alpena, Mich., on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m. All of his family and friends are invited to come and ...

Dennis Dale Ritthaler

RITTHALER, Dennis Dale, 70, of Warren, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Denise, two daughters, Kelly (Ryan) Malloy and Kristy (Andrew) Hicks, two grandsons, Conner and Carson, sister, Viola (Leif) Laniewski, brother, Manuel (Karren), ...

DOUGLAS H. QUINN

Douglas H. Quinn, 77, of Presque Isle passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Doug was born in Steubenville, Ohio on April 30, 1942 to the late John and Lois (Fischer) Quinn and married Carol Perry on June 6, 1964. Doug enjoyed spending time with his family and ...

THERESA DOROTHY WEINKAUF

Theresa Dorothy Weinkauf, age 87, of Alpena, left us to join her husband in heaven; peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Turning Brook Retirement Facility. Theresa Kuchinski was born in Rogers City, Mich., on Aug. 28, 1931, to the late Vincent and Yanina ...

LEONARD ROSPIERSKI

Leonard Rospierski, 66, of Alpena passed away at home following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Leonard was born Feb. 15, 1953 in Highland Park to Erwing and Estelle (Stashuk) Rospierski. He married the love of his life Donalda Porter on Oct. 4, 1975. Leonard had a big personality with ...

Ruth M. Bateman

BATEMAN, Ruth M. (Basel), 94, formerly of Wellington Township, died June 27, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. Ruth is survived by two children, Guy, of Tacoma, Wash., and Della (Mitra) Somwaru, of Golden Valley, Minn., her brother, Carl O. Basel, of Alpena, Mich, and several nieces, nephews, and ...

Ronald DeLashmit

DELASHMIT, Ronald E., 81, of Millersburg died June 28, 2019, at Medilodge in Hillman. He is survived by his wife, Christin Lynn; step-son, Brockton James Bain of Carbondale, Ill.; three grandchildren, Brooklynn, Cassie and Jamie; son-in-law, Joe Chapman of Fenton; brother, Robert (Virginia) ...

Philip Lince

LINCE, Philip Arthur, 78, of East Tawas, died Dec. 4, 2018, after a long battle with cancer died peacefully under the care of Reverence Hospice. He is survived by his wife, Kaye; sisters MaryLou Markey of Ceylon, Minn., and Joyce (Glenn) Long of Greenbush; brothers Joe of Gaines and Don (Pat) ...

Geneva Townsend

TOWNSEND, Geneva A., 85, of Harrisville died Friday, June 28, 2019, at her home. She is survived by her husband John; five children, Erven Johnston, Darrell (Michelle) Johnston, Danny (Laura) Johnston, Keith (Sandra), and Ruth (Dan) Wright; two stepchildren, Andrew (Laura), and Carmen (Jim) ...

Deborah Kay Anderson

ANDERSON, Deborah Kay, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar St., Alpena, Mich.Visitation will be at noon with a service at 1 p.m.

Robert N. Frasier

FRASIER, Robert N., 85, of Onaway, died Friday June 28, 2019 at Medilodge of Cheboygan. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, daughters, Patty Zoll, of Onaway, Debbie Richmond, of Flint, Terrie (Ed) Pringle, of Burton, and sons Paul (Sherry), of Tennessee, and Don Huemiller, of Sonoma, Calif., ...

Sandra L. Mantz

MANTZ, Sandra L., 59, of Alpena, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Donna Richard

RICHARD, Donna, 89, of Grand Haven, and formerly of Lachine, Mich., died June 15, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, her brother, Roger, two sons, Jerry (Helen) and Craig (Deb), six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life ...

WILLIAM RAYMOND BUTCH

William Raymond (Bill) Butch, 95, of Alpena and Au Gres, Mich., passed away peacefully on June 25, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Cordova, Tenn. William is survived by his son, William T. Butch (Hoa) of Grand Haven, Mich.; son Michael Butch (Pat) of Wellston, Okla.; daughter Elizabeth ...

JOHN C. KROMER

Reverend John C. Kromer, longtime Mullett Lake resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 25 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Livonia, Mich. John was born on Nov. 18, 1924 to Clarence and Charlotte (Tigner) Kromer in Columbus, Ohio, joining his sister Mary Jane (1914-2005). ...

RITA MARY SEEGER

Rita Mary Seeger (Smith), 87, passed away May 12, 2019 at Spring Lake Rehab center in Winter Haven, Fla. Born July 1, 1931, survived by daughters, Donna (Ronald) Cope, Kay (Robert) Rasche, Carol (Thomas) Shippy and son Vean (Imogene) Seeger, sister and brothers Linda (Larry) Dean, Howard ...

DENNIS LEE WALKER

Dennis Lee Walker, 75, of Hillman passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Dennis was born Feb. 27, 1944 to Rev. Ernest and Pearl (Hebert) Walker in Lake Charles, La. Dennis graduated from LaGrange High School, Lake Charles, La., in 1964. After completing the ...

William Raymond Butch

BUTCH, William Raymond, 95, of Alpena and Au Gres, Mich., died on June 25, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Cordova, Tenn. William is survived by his sons, William T. (Hoa), Michael (Pat), and James (Brenda), daughter, daughter Elizabeth Butch (Scott Snyder), 12 grandchildren and 14 ...

ISAAC THOMAS KAPA

Isaac Thomas Kapa, 35, of Presque Isle, entered eternal peace on Thursday June 20, 2019 at Patti’s AFC Home in Hillman with his loving parents by his side following a long battle with Cerebral Palsy. On Sept. 14, 1983 in Port Huron, Mich., Mark (Julie) Kapa were blessed with the gift of ...

VIRGINIA ANN MARCINIAK

Bay City, Mich. Virginia Ann Marciniak, 95, our loving mother, grandmother and aunt, died peacefully at Carriage House of Bay City with her family by her side. She was born on July 27, 1923 to the late Leo and Frances (Kielpinski) Rezmer on the family farm in Linwood. Virginia was a member ...