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Obituaries

LYNN ROBERT AMERSDORFER

Lynn Robert (Wallace) Amersdorfer, age 66, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at OSU East Hospital. Lynn was born on June 11, 1952 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and grew up in Michigan. He entered the Air Force in 1971 after graduating from Muskegon Catholic High School and was stationed in Marysville, ...

BARBARA ANN DIAMOND

Barbara Ann Diamond, 92, of Alpena passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at her home. Barbara Ann Oliver was born March 23, 1926 in Alpena to the late Merville and Gladys (Bloom) Oliver. On Dec. 7, 1950 she married Clair Diamond. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2013. She worked as a ...

Gustava Edwards

EDWARDS, Gustava, age 85, of Huron Beach, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena on Sept. 10, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Drew-Murphy of Largo, Fla.; three grandsons, Kevin, Jason and Jeffrey; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Racette of St. Clair Shores. ...

Chester Frederick

FREDERICK, Chester Enid, 98, died on Sept. 1, 2018. She is survived by her three children Andrew (Deborah), James and Carol (Tim Travis) Frederick; four nieces; and many cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 22 at noon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena with the Very Rev. ...

ANDREW LEE KAMYSZEK

Andrew Lee Kamyszek, 33, of Ossineke, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Andrew was born Dec. 4, 1984 in Alpena to Randy Kamyszek and Bernice Schuelke (Frary). He graduated from the World Center for Concrete Technology program and went on to work for PSI for 10 years. ...

Alfred Nadeau

NADEAU, Alfred John, 72, of Ossineke, died at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife Patti; six children; Suzanne (Pierre) Rouleau, Peter (Natalie), Mark (Jackie), Jocelyn Krakker, Nicole Nadeau, Kerena Nadeau; and four siblings; Julie Bernier, ...

Roy Pratt

PRATT, Roy, 86, of Spruce, died Sept. 15, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. He is survived by his wife Donna; four children, Mary (Jack) Reddy, Doug, Lyle (Tracie), and Diane Pratt. Per his wishes Roy has been taken for cremation. Family and friends will gather at Ossineke United ...

Barbara Suszek

SUSZEK, Barbara Ann, 71, of Alpena died peacefully while at her home in Ossineke on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Surviving are her two children, Mary Horn, James (Michelle) Horn; grandchildren, Brennen, Bradley, Samantha; brother, Tom (Linda) Baker; nephews and nieces; and many other relatives ...

CHRISTINE L. DEVILLE

Christine L. DeVille, age 46, of Posen, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Hubbard Lake, Mich. On Oct. 29, 1971, Christine was born to Michael and Loretta (Gutierrez) Tadajewski in Flint, Mich. She worked as a Home Health Aid for 11 years, until her health no longer allowed her to ...

Andrew Kamyszek

KAMYSZEK, Andrew, 33, of Ossineke, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by McWilliams Funeral Home in a future edition of The News upon completion.

KENNETH L. MACKINNON

Kenneth L. MacKinnon, 83, of Alpena passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena, following an extended illness. Ken was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Spruce to the late Dan and Rose (Sims) MacKinnon. On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Elaine Wilson at St. Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. Ken ...

EDNA C. SCHLISKA

Edna C. Schliska, age 78, of Saginaw, Mich., formerly of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Mich. On June 6, 1940, weighing only one and half pounds Edna was born to the late William A. and Edna (Prevo) Schliska in Alpena, Mich. As ...

Aikens, Lloyd and Beverly

AIKENS, Lloyd Charles, 94, of Alpena died on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 and Beverly Ann, 87, of Alpena died on Feb. 2, 2018. Per their wishes, they have been taken for cremation. Visiting hours for the both of them will be held at McWilliams Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. ...

JUDITH ANN KAUTZ

Judith Ann Kautz, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born Nov. 20, 1937 in Alpena, Mich., to Spencer and Thelma (Newell) MacKenzie, Judy received an Associate’s Degree from Alpena Community College. She moved to Milwaukee, ...

Kenneth MacKinnon

MACKINNON, Kenneth L., 83, of Alpena died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at Medilodge-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

PATRICIA JANE THOMPSON

God called the soul of Patricia Jane (Magin) Thompson home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family. Pat entered this world on Aug. 12, 1925. She was born to the late Richard and Frances Magin at their home on 1014 Merchant St. in Alpena, Mich. She was a student ...

CYNTHIA ANN ARBOUR

Cynthia Ann Arbour, age 62, left this world to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. She was born Sept. 6, 1956, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Emil and Cecilia (Guertin) Arbour and grew up in Walled Lake, Mich. She graduated from ...

Kimberly Michalski

MICHALSKI, Kimberly Ann, 63, Alpena died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Daniel; two children, Jason (Hollie), Shannon Michalski; grandson, Daniel; her father, Robert Horn; four siblings, Joe Horn, Frank Horn, Sarah Horn, John Horn; and many “soul sisters.” ...

LINDA MARIE DEROSIA

Linda Marie DeRosia, 64, of Hillman passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Linda Marie Richiert was born in Detroit on Feb. 12, 1954 to the late Marvin and Dorothy (Klein) Richiert. She worked for the Alpena News as a rural carrier for many ...

James Gauthier

GAUTHIER, James L., 85, of Black River, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Medilodge of Alpena. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two daughters, Michelle (Michael) Grappin of Metamora, Mich., and Amanda Gauthier of Bradenton, Fla.; three stepchildren, Debra Compeau of Spruce, Daniel Olson of ...