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Obituaries

RITA MARIE PUTKAMER WASHBURN

Rita Marie, 64, of Pottersville, Mich., born in Alpena, Mich., joined our Heavenly Father on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Rita was a graduate of Alpena Senior High School. Rita enjoyed spending time with family, friends and was always up for a great time filled with laughter; and will be truly ...

Ronald Ferris

FERRIS, Ronald, 70, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Leo Howe III

HOWE, Leo III, 72, of Lachine, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

James Josey

JOSEY, James, 88, of Alpena, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at MediLodge of Hillman. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Kimberly Precord

PRECORD, Kimberly Jo, 58, of Alpena, died Nov. 21,2018 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Tim, of Ossineke; a daughter, Michelle (Kenny) Steinhilber, of Washington state; a son, Michael, of Tennessee, and Traci Macklin, whom Kim loved ...

RITA MARIE WASHBURN

Rita Marie Washburn, age 64, of Potterville, was called to Heaven on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at her home in Potterville, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 7, 1954, in Alpena, the third daughter of William and Donna Belle Putkamer. Rita graduated from Alpena High School and ...

May Yates

YATES, May, 95, of Alpena died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at MediLodge of Alpena. Visiting hours will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at McWilliams Funeral home and will resume on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. ...

MARIAN LOUISE GENNRICH

Marian Louise Gennrich, 96, of Alpena, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at MediLodge following complications from hip replacement surgery. Marian was born Feb. 15, 1922, the third of seven children born to Nelson and Hattie (Dehring) Habermehl on the family farm in Herron. At the age of 16 ...

STEVEN J. KAUTZ

Steven J. Kautz, 59, passed away in his home on Nov. 22, 2018 after a 14-month battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded in his last days by family and many friends. He was born on Jan. 30, 1959, in Ann Arbor, Mich., where his father was finishing his engineering degree. The family then ...

THOMAS R. WOOD

Thomas ‘Tom’ R. Wood, 84, of Traverse City, passed away Nov. 19, 2018 leaving his loving wife and beautiful family to cherish his memories and live on in his legacy. He was born in Lansing on April 22, 1934 to the late Raymond and Roma (Wise) Wood already bleeding the state colors of ...

WILLIAM HENRY CHARLES ZERBST

William Henry Charles Zerbst, 98, was received into the arms of his Savior Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at Turning Brook. Bill was born May 28, 1920 in Chicago to William Dietrich and Margaret (Burkhardt) Zerbst. He enlisted in the Army where he served our country from 1942 to 1946 in the 804th ...

Paul Durecki

DURECKI, Paul Louis, 81, of Alpena died Nov. 23, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. He is survived by three sons, Tim of Gaylord, Dale (Nancy) of Traverse City and Robert (Elizabeth) of Kingsley; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Dolorine Zolnierek, ...

Debra Montie

MONTIE, Debra Sue, 60, of Hillman died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at her son’s home. Surviving are three children, Keith and Janell Fournier, Collen and Tim Egelski, Nicole and Guy Thompson; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at the Green ...

LARRY JOE BRILEY

Larry Joe Briley age 71 of Alpena passed away Nov. 20, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born July 26, 1947 in Alpena to Cleo and Emma (Dice) Briley. Larry enjoyed a very successful life as a hair designer. He owned and operated Larry B Salon in Alpena for over 20 ...

GLADYS A. LaMARRE

Gladys A. LaMarre, 89, of Alpena passed away on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Gladys Annette Slominski was born to the late Peter and Rose (Smigelski) Slominski on Oct. 11, 1929. She married Virgil E. LaMarre on Sept. 25, 1948. He preceded her in death on ...

LESLIE SHAY OHLIGER

Leslie Shay Ohliger, 62, of Herron, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Leslie was born Oct. 17, 1956 in Trenton, Mich., to Frederick and Joyce (Malcomson) Ohliger. She was a kind soul who loved life, and everyone blessed to have known her knew that she ...

JOSEPH CHARLES TUNNICLIFFE

Joseph Charles “JC” Tunnicliffe, 67, died Nov. 20, 2018 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He fought an epic battle with cancer over 6-and-a-half years and 76 rounds of chemotherapy before the Lord called him home. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Lou ...

Mark Eugene Baller Jr.

BALLER, Mark Eugene Jr., 49, of Rogers City, died Nov. 22, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Mark is survived by his mother, Gloria; three siblings, Colleen (Mark) Delekta of Posen, Timothy (Kristel) Baller of Rogers City, and Kristina (Nolan Krajniak) Krieger of Posen; eight ...

Kathy Hush

HUSH, Kathy, of Alpena, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at Brandley House in Ocala, Fla. She is survived by her mother, Shirley; brother, Brian; daughter, Christine (Wes) Carter; son, Jeff (Bethany) Hush; and eight grandchildren. Per her wishes, a private memorial is planned with her family.

Alice Meyer

MEYER, Alice, 97, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Mich., with her children by her side. She is survived by her and Walter’s three children, Virginia Payment, Walter (Loretta) Macklem and George (Deb) Macklem, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great great ...