Obituaries

MARTHA HILDA BECK

It is with great sadness that the family of Martha Hilda Beck announces her passing at the age of 86. She died peacefully in Norfolk, Neb., on July 18, 2019. She was born in Alpena, Mich., on Oct. 28, 1932, to Julius and Hulda (Ratz) Timm. She was raised in Hubbard Lake, Mich., and married ...

EUGENE A. SMITH

Eugene A. Smith, 88 of Alpena, died peacefully at home on July 29, 2019. He went to heaven to join his beloved wife of 66 years Donna who preceded him in death in January 2019. Gene was born May 29, 1931 in Wilson Township from the union of his late parents Willard (Bid) and Joy ...

NELSON PREVO

PREVO, Nelson, of Ossineke, died Tuesday July 30, 2019 at MediLodge-Alpena. Memorial visitation will take place at Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday Aug. 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herb Kitzman officiating. A full obituary will be ...

MARGERY FOSTER

Margery “Marge” Foster, age 84, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. On March 3, 1935, Margery was born in Portland, Mich. to the late Joseph and Emma (Wilson) Sumner. She married Norman Foster on June 20, 1959, and spent 28 ...

ARNOLD JOHN ANDERSON

Arnold John Anderson, 83, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Sally’s Care Home. Arnold was born Nov. 28, 1935 in Alpena to the late Charles and Flora (Corthals) Anderson. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Iris Pahlkotter. Together, they continued to operate the family farm on ...

IDA MARIE BAHLING

Ida Marie Bahling, 84, of Lachine passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Ida Marie Heinold was born in Harrisville on March 12, 1935 to the late Henry and Margaret (Good) Heinold. On June 30, 1956, she married Ernest Bahling. He preceded her in death on ...

LORETTA ANN ANDERSON

ANDERSON, Loretta Ann, 59, of Alpena, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Surviving is the love of her life, Wally Hickey, and his family, seven siblings, Gloria (Eugene) Wilkins, Lucy (Bob) Reilly, Nadine Psenski, Marshall (Lori), Milton ...

AUDREY ELIZABETH FIEDLER

FIEDLER, Audrey Elizabeth “Beth,” 89, of Rogers City died July 23, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Mrs. Fiedler is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Zurakowski, and granddaughter, Justice, of Rogers City, sister-in-law, Shirley French, of Clinton ...

EUGENE SMITH

SMITH, Eugene, 88, of Alpena, died at home Monday July 29, 2019. He is survived by his three children, Dan (Patty), of Gladwin, Cindy (William) Bolley, of Ida, and Jeff (Tracy Burr), of Goodrich, three grandchildren, Nicholas (Becky), Christopher (Melissa), and Theresa Smith, five ...

Arnold Anderson

ANDERSON, Arnold, 83, of Alpena died Sunday, July 28, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral home in a future edition of The News.

Ida Bahling

BAHLING, Ida Marie, 84, of Lachine died Sunday, July 28, 2019, 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.

Margery Foster

FOSTER, Margery “Marge,” 84, of Alpena died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Family and friends will gather for memorial visitation at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Aug. 1, ...

JUDITH LYNNE MASKELL

Judith Lynne Maskell, 77, of Alpena, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at her home. Judith Lynne Sylvester was born in Alpena on April 20, 1942, to the late George and Leona (Brooks) Sylvester. On Dec. 15, 1962, she married Elmer Maskell. Judy was a member of Cathro Baptist ...

BRENT L. McCONNELL

Brent L. McConnell, age 65, formerly of Ossineke, Mich.; passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in LaGrande, Ore. On Jan. 3, 1954, Brent was born in Mount Clemens, Mich., to Orrin and Ruth (Anderson) McConnell. Brent was a Merchant Marine Engineer for the American Steamship Company for 42 ...

LAWRENCE FREDRICK ROSS

Lawrence “Larry” Fredrick Ross, age 67, of Alpena, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena. On Sept. 8, 1951, Lawrence was born to the late Fredrick and Margaret (Kieliszewski-Kelly) Ross in Alpena, Mich. ...

STUART L. STOUTENBURG

Stuart L. Stoutenburg, age 84, of Rogers City, formerly of Port Huron, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at McLaren Hospice in Petoskey. He was born April 11, 1935, in Port Huron to LeRoy and Marion (Neely) Stoutenburg. Stu became a teacher and taught in Howell. Later he pursued his love of ...

WILLIAM F. WELK JR.

William F. (Bill - The Chief) Welk Jr., 87, of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Medilodge of Green View with his daughter by his side. Bill was born in Alpena on Nov. 5, 1931, to the late Alma (Bromund) and William Welk, Sr. He married the love of his life, Marie Spragg on ...

DONALD CORBETT

CORBETT, Donald, 89, of Hillman, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

DOUGLAS LEE DOWLING

DOWLING, Douglas Lee, 44, of Herron, died in a tragic car accident Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He is survived by his long-time partner Rhoda Robinson, and her five children; three brothers; Donald (Janean), David (Sue), Dale (Jennifer); grandmother Hazel Heussner; and several nieces and nephews. A ...

ANDREW SLATER

SLATER, Andrew, 59, of Hillman, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, MaryAnn (Ben) Kinsel; two stepchildren, Steven (Allysha Losinski) Casebier, Jennifer Kane; six grandchildren, Breanna, Tyler, Emma, ...