Obituaries

Gregory Wilder

WILDER, Gregory Gordon, 65, of Hillman died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Harrisville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a future edition of The News.

JAMIE ESTELLE SIESS

Jamie Estelle Siess, 41, passed away peacefully at home, on Dec. 16, 2017, a warrior to the end. Heaven has truly gained an angel. Jamie Estelle Piper was born Feb. 13, 1976, in Alpena, and graduated from Alpena High School. She married Darrell Siess on March 16, 2004. Jamie took the most ...

Irene Dziesinski

DZIESINSKI, Irene, 90, died on Dec. 14, 2017. She is survived by her children, Ken (Joanna), Alan (Sandra), and Judy Piersma; seven grandchildren, Tracy, Tyler, Leandra, Jaime, Amberly, Adam and Lucas; and brother Edward Grezlak. Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home ...

KRISTINA JUNE FRENCH

It is with great sadness that the family of Kristina June French, 53, announces her passing on Nov. 24, 2017. Kristina was born on June 4, 1964, in Alpena, Mich. Kristina was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Many considered her a “natural helper.” Kristina was a ...

Mabel Richardson

RICHARDSON, Mabel, 88, of Alpena died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Tendercare Alpena. She is survived by three daughters, Vera (Ed) Kavanaugh, Pat (Tim) Diamond, and Sarah Corpe. She has been taken for cremation from McWilliams Funeral Home with a graveside service to be announced in the ...

BERNARD FRANCIS SCHULTZ

Bernard Francis Schultz, Jr., 89, of Alpena passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Bernard was born in Alpena on Aug. 19, 1928, to the late Bernard and Marie (Piaskowski) Schultz. On Feb. 1, 1958, he married Margaret "Midge" Basch in Empire, Mich. She ...

ALICE MARGARET SKOWRONEK

Alice Margaret Skowronek, age 88, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. She had lived in West Branch since 1972, formerly of Alpena, Mich. Alice was born to Cecil and Elva (Stehlin) White on March 25, 1929, in Metz, Mich. She married Erwin “Ed” ...

WILLARD E. ALEXANDER

Willard E. “Alex” Alexander, 87, of Midland, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born June 1, 1930, in Pontiac, the son of Thomas Ernest and Myrtle Irene (Carpenter) Alexander. He graduated from Alpena High in 1949. On May 14, 1955, he married Patricia Anthony in Mt. ...

Terrance and Barbara Bebee

BEBEE, Terrance H., 85, and Barbara J., 85, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, and on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 respectively. They are survived by two children, Linda (Robert) Doyle, Timothy (Lori); four grandchildren, Cori, April, Megan aned Rachael; and one great-grandson. A memorial ...

Joan Moose

MOOSE, Joan, 60, of Trenton died Thursday, Dec, 14, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital — Wyandotte. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

DONALD SCHELLIE

Donald “Don” Schellie, age 81 of Posen, passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2017, in Muskegon, Mich. He was born May 13, 1936 in Belknap Township to Edward and Myrtle (Hopp) Schellie. At the age of 24, Don was called to serve in the United States Army and served his country proudly in ...

Terry Bebee

BEBEE, Terry H., 86, of Alpena died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

LAWRENCE E. MILLER

LAWRENCE E. MILLER Saginaw Twp., Mich. Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at New Hope Assisted Living. Age 84 years. Son of the late Joseph and Hilda (Gee) Miller, Lawrence was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Ionia, Mich. He married Elaine M. Diamond on ...

KRISTINA JUNE FRENCH

It is with great sadness that the family of Kristina June French, 53, announces her passing on Nov. 24, 2017. Kristina was born on June 4, 1964, in Alpena, Mich. Kristina was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Many considered her a “natural helper.” Kristina ...

Allen MacFalda

MACFALDA, Allen D., 69, of Alpena died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Tendercare Alpena. He is survived by his sister, Marion (James) Pokorzynski of Alpena; and several nieces and nephews. Per his wishes, he has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation and ...

Grace Freel

FREEL, Grace I. Freel, age 96, of Millersburg died Friday Dec. 8, 2017 at Cambridge Manor, Grandville, Mich. She is survived by her daughter, Coleen (Dan) Rook of Hudsonville; son, Paul (Rebecca) of Dillon, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements ...

Betty Mertz

MERTZ, Betty Virginia, 94, of Alpena died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Jessie’s Place AFC. Surviving are her daughter, Sue (Bob) Krafft; two grandchildren, Ryan (Sara) Krafft, Kelly (Bill) MacArthur; one great-grandchild, Ben; and brother, Bill Bernum. Memorial visitation will take place at ...

Steven Muszynski

MUSZYNSKI, Steven Daniel, 58, of Alpena died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at home. Surviving are his four children, Jordan (Heidi), Jesse (fiancee Sherry Garlanger), Ashley (Josh) Duerksen and Daniel; 17 grandchildren; father, Donald; companion, Susan Smart; ex-wife, Lise Muszynski; three sisters, ...

PAUL REPATH

Paul Repath, 79, of Alpena passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his home. Paul was born to the late Ambrose and Vivian (Edwards) Repath on Feb. 5, 1938 in Lake Linden, Mich. On Dec. 17, 1960, he married Gillian E. Edwards. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2017. Paul graduated ...

EARL DANIEL ROSE

Earl Daniel Rose, “Denny”, age 87, of Conway, formerly of Alpena and Millersburg, died on Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 at his daughter’s adult foster care home, Kelly Kares, in Alpena. The son of Frank and Lillian (DeRosia) Rose, Denny was born on Dec. 23, 1929 and raised in Millersburg. He ...