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Obituaries

ROBERT L. REYNOLDS

Robert “Bob” L. Reynolds, age 70, of Alpena, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at home. On Aug. 10, 1949, Bob was born to the late Curtis and Norma (Diem) Reynolds in Alpena, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and served during the Vietnam War. On May ...

JOANNE KAYE SCHALK

Joanne Kaye Schalk, 63, of Alpena, died unexpectedly from surgical complications on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Joanne was born on March 29, 1956 to the late Richard and Carolyn (Powell) Schalk. She graduated from Hillman High School in ...

HARRY R. DANIELS Sr.

DANIELS, Harry R. Sr., 76, of Rogers City, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Golden Beach Manor. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Sally, three children, Rob (Claudia), of Boyne City, Sheryl (Willy) Coan, of Gaylord, and Harry, of Rogers City, five grandchildren, Caleb, Lucas, Claire, ...

MICHAEL L. FISHER

FISHER, Michael L., 64, of Onaway, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Onaway, two daughters, Kacey Fisher, of Onaway, and Kelly (Matt) Drake, of Indian River, son, Neil, of Onaway, six grandchildren, two ...

ROBERT BOB REYNOLDS

REYNOLDS, Robert Bob, 70, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at home. Per his wishes, he has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation and a complete obituary will be announced in a future edition of The News.

MICHAEL DALE BARBANS

BARBANS, Michael Dale, 64, of Grand Rapids, died at home on Nov. 11, 2019. Michael is survived by his father, Lee, of Rogers City, two stepsisters, Tammi (Michael) Harvey, of Comstock Park, and Joni Lyn (Craig) Pantelin, of Stanwood, one stepbrother, Raymond (Mary Grace) Punches, of Wyoming, ...

LISA LYNN BARTZ

BARTZ, Lisa Lynn, 52, of Bay City, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Surviving are her son, Nathan, parents, Richard and Patricia, two brothers, Scott (Susan) and Mark (Kendra), and several nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

ROBERT ERNEST MEYER

MEYER, Robert Ernest, 100, of Canada Creek Ranch (Atlanta), died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at home. He is survived by his wife, Joan Johnson-Meyer, son, Robert E. Jr., both of Canada Creek Ranch, two daughters, Elizabeth D. (Robert) Bartley, of Shelby Township, and Barbara A. Vago (Carl Sens), of ...

JOANNE KAYE SCHALK

SCHALK, Joanne Kaye, 63, of Hillman, died unexpectedly from surgical complications on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

THOMAS LAWRENCE GAPSKE

Thomas Lawrence Gapske, 60, of Alpena, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born in Alpena on March 31, 1959 to the late John and Virginia (Standen) Gapske. Tom (affectionally referred to as “JJ”) worked at Great North Foods ...

BRETT SZUMILA

Brett Allen Szumila, 21, of Alpena, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family following a long courageous battle with cancer. Brett was a true soldier dealing with his illness. He never complained, was never angry and never questioned why. Brett greatly enjoyed hanging out with ...

YVONNE WAGNER

Yvonne Wagner, age 82, of Metz, passed away Nov. 8, 2019 at home. She was born May 29, 1937 in Metz Township to Harry and Irene (Richard) Hein. Yvonne graduated from Rogers City High School in 1956. She married Gerald Wagner on Aug. 15, 1959 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. She was a very ...

THOMAS LAWRENCE GAPSKE

GAPSKE, Thomas Lawrence, 60, of Alpena, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at his home. Surviving is his son, Shawn (Stacey), grandson, Collin, significant other, Maria Tulgestka and her family. Also surviving are his five siblings, Mary Jo and Mike Murphy, John (Michelle), Jane DeCaire, Sue Vieau, ...

ERVIN A. BUCHLER

Age 72, of Alma, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at the Schnepp Senior Care and Rehab Center in St. Louis. Ervin was born Nov. 26, 1946 in Hillman, the son of Alfred and Olga (Schlak) Buchler. He graduated from Hillman High School with the class of 1966. Ervin married Karen Krueger on Dec. ...

BRETT ALLEN SZUMILA

Brett Allen Szumila, 21, of Alpena passed away at home Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Brett was born Jan. 10, 1998 in Alpena. He loved his trucks, snowmobiling, riding his quad, hunting and fishing. Brett’s time here was far too brief yet his impact on ...

Ester Santimo

SANTIMO, Ester, 95, of Rogers City, died on Sept. 16, 2019. Ester is survived by her children, Kaye (Charles) Balyeat, Michele Allard, and Robert, sisters, Dorothy Morley, Pauline Henry, and Martha (Stanley) Smolinski, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, ...

Yvonne Wagner

WAGNER, Yvonne, 82, of Metz, died Nov. 8, 2019 at home. Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 11, from 4-8 p.m. with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time ...

EUGENE KROLL

Eugene “Gene” Kroll, 78, of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Gene was born July 22, 1941 in Alpena to the late Edward and Helen (Woloszyk) Kroll and worked at Huron Portland Cement Plant. He was a member of All Saints Parish, enjoyed ...

PAULINE D. SCHOOLCRAFT

SCHOOLCRAFT, Pauline D., 71, of Afton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at home. She is survived by husband, Maylon, of Afton, five daughters, Tina (Dale) Joles, of Indian River, Lorie (Devin) Emmett, of Topinabee, Amie (Cliff) Coloff, of Cheboygan, Melissa (DL) Schopp, of Tower, and Heather ...

LeROY GEORGE DOVE

LeRoy George Dove, 87, of Alpena, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at home. LeRoy was born on March 29, 1932, in Alpena. He served in the United States Air Force. On June 2, 1956, he married Marian Palmer. LeRoy worked at Besser Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. ...