Obituaries

Irene Boitel

BOITEL, Irene Mary, 81, of Hillman, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are five children, Raymond Smith, Cecil and Tamyra Jo Smith, Gary and Ruby Smith, Mary and Clyde Bandy, David and Tina Smith; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 6 ...

DONALD RAY CANTLEBERRY

Donald Ray Cantleberry, 82, of Alpena, entered eternal peace on Thursday, May 16, 2019 with his wife by his side. Don was born on May 7, 1937 in Barberton, Ohio to the late Clyde and Mable (Aker) Cantleberry. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Engineering which would lead to a career at ...

Leonard LaFave

LaFAVE, Leonard L., 79 of Onaway, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at home. He is survived by his daughters, Marcy Gordier and Sheri Wiggins both of Onaway; grandchildren, Sarah, Kristina and Andrew; four great- grandchildren; brother, Larry (Betty) of Onaway and Missouri; and many nieces and ...

Carole Orr

ORR, Carole Lynn, 69, of Pulawski Township, died on May 17, 2019 with her faithful dog Hannah by her side. She is survived by her daughters, Annette (Craig) Cantrell and Jeanna (Ron) Herron; son, Bill Novak; daughter, Kristyn (Rick) Dahn; son, Dwayne (Karen); 11 grandchildren; 14 ...

JUNE MARGARET STONE

June “Peggy” Margaret Stone, 75, of Alpena, passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her children and their spouses. June Margaret Lixie was born on April 11, 1944 in Alpena to the late Ulrich and Lillian ...

LOIS MARIE WERTH

Lois Marie Werth, 92, of Alpena, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Hillman’s Haven. Lois Marie Eller was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 9, 1927 to the late Ernest and Dorothy (Merritt) Eller and married Lawrence C. Werth on May 23, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1993. She ...

LINDA KAYE ANDERSON

Linda Kaye Anderson, 77, of Alpena passed away surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her home. Linda Kaye Fox was born May 20, 1941 in Alpena to the late Charles and Lillian (Nowak) Fox. On Jan. 27, 1962, she married Jerome Anderson. She worked at The Alpena News and ...

Donald Cantleberry

CANTLEBERRY, Donald, 82, of Alpena, died on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Marty, children Donna Brownell, John (Jane), Bob (Maria), Dave (Kristy), Rebekah (Jason) Ausmus, Leah Sparling, and Jacob (Sarah) Schneider, Nine grandchildren, three ...

Phyllis E. Durecki

DURECKI, Phyllis E., 69, of Rogers City, died peacefully at home on May 8, 2019. Phyllis is survived by her son, Billy (Christal) Hoppe, of Atlanta, daughter, Scarlett Durecki, of Rogers City, two granddaughters, Brianna and Addisyn, a stepdaughter, Raievyn Lindsay, step-granddaughter, ...

Carole Lee Erickson

ERICKSON, Carole Lee, 76, of Rogers City, died May 15, 2019 in Ann Arbor. Per Carole’s request, private services will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home. Online condolences may be addressed through beckfuneralhome.org

Dale Leach

LEACH, Dale, 68, of Millersburg, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at home. He is survivied by his wife, Donna, of Millersburg, sons, Tom, and Bryan (Angie), both of Millersburg, and daughter, Rebekah (Rob) Bacon, of Kingsley, nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, sisters Carol Arnold, of ...

Linda Anderson

ANDERSON, Linda Kaye, 77, of Alpena, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

PEGGY LYNN KUCHNICKI-DZIUBA

Peggy Lynn Kuchnicki-Dziuba, 60, of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Peggy was born March 31, 1959 in Alpena to Robert and Joann (Smith) Kuchnicki. She worked as a beautician and later owned and operated Alpena Hollywood School of Beauty for six years, retiring due to ...

MARTIN EARLE LaHAIE

Martin Earle LaHaie, 63, of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena surrounded by his loving wife and children after a long battle with MS. Martin was born on Nov. 8, 1955 in Cheboygan, Mich., to Lawrence and Marvel (Thorne) LaHaie and moved to ...

THERESA ELAINE VREDENBURG

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Theresa Elaine Vredenburg, age 51, of Ossineke, ran and jumped into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior and he spoke these words to her. “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: ...

Peggy Kuchnicki

KUCHNICKI, Peggy, 60, of Alpena, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Martin LaHaie

LaHAIE, Martin, 63, of Alpena, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Mid Michigan Medical Center-Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Cyndi, three children, Martin (Melissa), Todd, and Becky (Andrew) Francoeur, his mother, Marvel, two brothers, Greg and Larry, and seven grandchildren. A celebration ...

PATRICIA LOUISE BERANT

Patricia Louise Berant, 84, of Alpena, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Munson Medical Center following a brief illness. Patricia Louise Blaski was born June 14, 1934 in Alpena to the late Stanley and Viola (Garant) Blaski. On April 28, 1956 she married Florian Berant. He preceded her in death ...

Marilyn Cordes

CORDES, Marilyn Hathaway, 59, of Hillman, died April 29, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. She leaves behind her son, Billy (fiance Robert Milspaugh III), siblings Sue (Gary) Wilson, Julie Hathaway, Steve (Kathy) Tennant, Pat (Cletus) Watson, Janet Tennant, Robin (Jim) Godfrey and Lee ...

DAVID BRUCE ELLER

David Bruce Eller, 72, of Lachine, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home following a brief battle with cancer. David was born Sept. 8, 1946 in Alpena to the late Victor and Geraldine (Nordstrom) Eller. He served in the United States Navy as sonar technician aboard the USS Furse from ...