Obituaries

Ronald Finch

FINCH, Ronald, 62, of Rogers City, died May 13, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his son, Jason Finch, of Alpena, two granddaughters, Ava and Brooklynn, sister Val Finch, of Rogers City, two brothers, Dave Finch, of Kentucky and Robert (Lorraine) Finch, of Rogers ...

JOAN LOIS GROHOWSKI

Joan Lois Grohowski was born on Feb. 21, 1953 to George and Lois Patzer of Rogers City, Mich. She made lifelong friends growing up on Evergreen Street and enjoyed seeing different parts of the world with her parents as she grew into adulthood. Through her friends, she met her future husband, ...

Earl Jarvis

JARVIS, Earl Kenneth, 81, of Alpena, died peacefully on Feb. 18, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris, his children, David, of Inverness, Douglas and his wife, Katie, of Millersburg, Donna Kaiser, of East Tawas, and Darlene Tourjee, ...

Michael Maddox

MADDOX, Michael Larry, 52, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Erlanger Baroness Hospital in Tennessee. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DeLynn Mousseau

MOUSSEAU, DeLynn, 61, of Alpena, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Alan, four children, Wayne (Jessica) Roznowski, Bryan (Stacy) Roznowski, Joseph (Andrea), and Nancy Mousseau, her mother, Mable Avery, three sisters, Sherry Libka, Michelle Krueger, and ...

MARK PAUL SARETSKY

Mark Paul Saretsky, 61, of Alpena passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home. Mark was born in Alpena on Nov. 12, 1957 to the late Saul and Marcia (Myers) Saretsky. Surviving are his sister, Annie Saretsky; aunt Cele (Marty) Landay; cousins, Ellen (Steve) Gould, Susan (Bill) Morris, ...

Fern Schultz

SCHULTZ, Fern Marie, 89, of Alpena, died Oct. 29, 2018. She is survived by her two children, Robert (Gayle) and Jane (Dean) Corey, three grandchildren, Shelly, Amy, and Trevor, and seven great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 2 p.m. until the time of ...

EDWARD BARTZ

Edward Bartz, 92, of Hubbard Lake, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019 at MediLodge Alpena. He was born on Aug. 31, 1927 to the late Edward and Bertha (Brick) Bartz in Mt. Morris, Mich. Edward served his country in the United States Army, worked as a sailor on the Great Lakes ...

Daniel Bendig

BENDIG, Daniel F., 80, of Ossineke, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Jessie’s Place in Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Carline; his son, Paul (Jennifer Curtiss) of Mancelona; his daughter, Julie (John Swanberg) Nowicki of Cadillac; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, ...

DAVID FLOYD FRANCIS

David Floyd Francis, 72, born May 19, 1946 and passed away at home Tuesday, May 7, 2019. David was proceeded in death by his parents, Buck and Belle Francis and by one brother, Brent. He is survived by two sons, Sean and Joel; and one daughter Brooke; as well as a brother Timothy ...

BARBARA JEAN GRIFFIN

Barbara Jean Griffin, 82, of Alpena, passed away at home Saturday May 11, 2019 following a brief illness. Barb was born Dec. 19, 1936 in Alpena to the late Emil and Vernia (Gagnon) Szczukowski. She married Herbert Kindt in 1956 and later married Donald Griffin in 1988. She enjoyed dancing, ...

CAROL J. MOUSSEAU

Carol J. Mousseau, age 83, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Medilodge Greenview. She was born in East Detroit, Mich., on May 6, 1936, to the late George and Agnes (Hawkins) St. Charles. On Feb. 4, 1956, she married Bernard Mousseau ...

Mark Saretsky

SARETSKY, Mark Paul, 61, of Alpena, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home. Surviving are his sister Anne Saretsky; an aunt and several cousins. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. ...

ANNA BELLE WILLIAMS

Anna Belle Williams, 96, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home. Anna Belle Couch was born in Milan, Mo., to the late Charles and Mamie (Lawrence) Couch and married Clark Williams March 7, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1983. During WWII, she worked as a “Rosie the ...

Evelyn Wolgast

WOLGAST, Evelyn Matilda, 96, of Ocqueoc Twp., died at Evergreen AFC Home on May 12, 2019. She is survived by two children, Juanita (Neil) Sorgenfrei of Moltke and Lenny of Ocqueoc; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Orcutt of Alpena and Carol Brownell of ...

CHARLES ANDREW CLAPP

Charles Andrew Clapp (Chuck), 87, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 in Highland, Ill. Charles was born in Detroit to the late Thomas H. Clapp and Myrtle R. Lypps Clapp on May 19, 1931. He attended Cass Technological High School. He served with the U.S. Navy during ...

SHERRY LYN BEITLER

Sherry Lyn Beitler, 53, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born Oct. 27, 1965 to Ronald E. Beitler and Margaret Woodworth in Detroit. Sherry so loved people. She enjoyed going out on her outings each week. Bowling, social groups, shopping, or just out on a walk. She ...

KATHLEEN R. FILIPIAK

Kathleen “Katie” R. Filipiak, 76, of Midland, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland. She was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Alpena, daughter of the late Neil and Dorothy (Van Sipe) McMillan. A graduate of Alpena High School class of 1960, on July 29, 1961 she ...

MAUREEN MARGARET TRYON

TRYON, Maureen Margaret, of Black River, Mich., age 79, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 with her family by her side. Cremation has taken place. Per Maureen’s wishes, no services will be held at this time. Maureen was born in Flint, Mich., on July 26, 1939 daughter of the late Earl ...

Phyllis E. Durecki

DURECKI, Phyllis E., 69, of Rogers City, died peacefully at home on May 8, 2019. A complete obituary will be announced when her arrangements are finalized with the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org