Obituaries

KURTIS W. HELGESON

HELGESON, Kurtis W., 57, of Onaway, died July 24, 2019, at Medilodge in Rogers City. He is survived by his companion of 33 years, Christine; five children, Kurtis, Monique, Bradly, Kyle and Cassandra; many grandchildren; and three siblings, LeRoy “Butch” (Kim), Ronald and Marla. Private ...

LAWRENCE FREDERICK ROSS

ROSS, Lawrence “Larry,” Frederick, 67, of Alpena, Mich., died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena. Family and friends will gather for visitation at St. Bernard Catholic Church of All Saints Parish on Monday, July 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass of ...

MARGUERITE (MANN) ZOLNIEREK

Marguerite (Mann) Zolnierek, 97, passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2019 at Clark Assisted Care Facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. She lived in Alpena from 1941 until 2009. She then moved to Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Mich., to live closer to family members who cared for her through her ...

DONALD “DONNY” HASKE

HASKE, Donald “Donny” Lee, 49, of Rogers City, died July 24, 2019 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is survived by his wife, Arlis, daughter, Krystal (David) Cooley, of Alpena, six grandchildren, Leigha, Raylynne, Cadence, Blayne, Raislin, and Aries, mother, Cora Haske, of Rogers ...

BRENT L. McCONNELL

McCONNELL, Brent L., 65, formerly of Ossineke, Mich., died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in LaGrande, Ore. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen, and their two children, Scott (Alicia) and Nicole McConnell, of LaGrande, Ore., two grandchildren, Fern and Lillian, his parents, Orrin and ...

ANNABELL BOWDEN MILLER

Annabell Bowden Miller, 91, of Alpena passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 19, 2019. Ann was born Oct. 13, 1927 in Glennie, Mich., to the late Robert and Goldie (Henry) Casto. She grew up and spent most of her life in Bay City before moving to ...

DIANA ELIZABETH MORRIS

Diana Elizabeth Morris, 77, of Spruce, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Diana was born in Pontiac, Mich. on March 29, 1942 to the late Earl and Jeanette (Hoy) Adams. Diana was an avid baseball fan, loved to play games with her family and friends and was well-known for her cooking, ...

LUCILLE MARY AUBE

Lucille Mary Aube, age 90, of Ossineke passed away July 19, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born on Feb. 11, 1929, in Ossineke to the late Frank and Lula (Newberry) LaFleur. On Nov. 21, 1946, she married Arthur L. Aube; he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1951. ...

ARLIE A. DUBIE

Arlie A. Dubie, age 86, of Alpena, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. On May 23, 1933, Arlie was born to the late Albert and Anges (Marcotte) Dubie in Alpena, Mich. He married June Lewis on Nov. 28, 1958, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Herron, Mich. Arlie ...

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). ...

LORRAINE MAY LEATHEAD

Lorraine May Leathead, 91, loving mother and grandmother of Alpena, passed away at home on July 12, 2019. Lorraine May Olson was born in Alpena on May 1, 1928 to the late Arthur and Lillian (Anderson) Olson. She was employed by Huron Portland Cement until 1986. She was an active member of ...

ROCHFORD ALLAN NEVILLE

Rochford “Rocky” Allan Neville, 83, of Posen passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at home following an extended illness. Rocky was born July 24, 1935 to the late Edward and Mary (Ringleb) Neville. He served in the United States Army. On Oct. 26, 1964, he married Carolyn Atkinson. Rocky ...

HAROLD RICHARD WEISE JR.

Harold Richard Weise Jr., 54, of Alpena, passed away unexpectedly Sat., July 20, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena. Harold was born March 14, 1965 in Alpena to the late Harold Sr. and Mary (Ruggles) Weise. He graduated from Alpena High School and went on to become a millwright ...

PAUL A. BREED

BREED, Paul A., 57, of Cheboygan, died Monday, July 8, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by his mother, Sandy Breed, of Millersburg, four brothers, Vic (Alene), of Issaquah, Wash., Joe (Teresa), of Cheboygan, Matt (Christine), of Petoskey, and Pete (Jenny), ...

Lucille Aube

AUBE, Lucille Mary, 90, of Ossineke died Friday, July 19, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of the Alpena News.

ELEANOR DORIS HOWAY

Eleanor Doris Howay, 81, of Ossineke passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. Eleanor Doris Gohl was born on July 24, 1937, to the late Guy and Sarah (Hawley) Gohl and married Donald Howay on Aug. 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2006. She enjoyed ...

Tina Ledbetter

LEDBETTER, Tina, 50, of Alpena died at home Saturday, July 20, 2019. She is survived by her husband Scott; her parents, Donald and Pauline Mincel; one brother John (Kelly) Mincel; one sister Tiffany (Ron) Pazzeca; and several nieces and nephews. Per her wishes she has been taken for ...

Annabelle Miller

MILLER, Annabelle, 91, of Alpena died at home Friday, July 19, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.

Diana Morris

MORRIS, Diana Elizabeth, 77, of Spruce died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Westland. Memorial visitation will take place at St. Catherine Catholic Church on Friday from 12 noon until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Bissot officiating. ...

Harold Weise Jr.

WEISE, Harold Richard Jr., of Alpena died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The Alpena News.