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Obituaries

ROBERT THOMAS ADAMSKI

Robert Thomas Adamski, (a.k.a. "The Mayor of Ossineke"), 54, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2018, surrounded by his family at High Noon at Medilodge of Alpena after a short battle with cancer, just shy of his double nickels and speed limit birthday. Robert was born April 10, 1963, to the ...

EVONNE A. BARNARD

Evonne A. Barnard, age 83, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her daughter's home. On March 3, 1935, Evonne was born in Lachine, Mich., to the late Clayton and Lillian (Walker) Cripps. She grew up on Cripp's Family Fruit Farm, and enjoyed sharing the memories ...

BARBARA LEE KNOTTS

Barbara Lee Knotts, 79, of Alpena passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Barbara White was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Harvey and Viola (Coughlin) White. On April 18, 1975, she married James D. Knotts. He preceded her in death on ...

Alma Minke

MINKE, Alma, 96, of Alpena died on March 22, 2018, at home. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Minke. Visitation will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Llewellyn ...

CHARLES A. RHODE

Charles A Rhode, age 78, of Hawks passed away March 22, 2018, at home. He was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Sturgis, Mich., to Garnet and Agnes (Probst) Rhode. Later that year, they moved to Hawks Mich. Charles married Kay Freel on Aug. 15, 1959. He is survived by his wife Kay; children, ...

Wanda Sharboneau

SHARBONEAU, Wanda J., 71, of Lincoln died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Tom; four children, Cindy (Rodney) Kilbourn, Lorna (Arnold) Dellar, Randy, and Glen; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Jeremy, Michael, Joshua, Danielle, Jason, Cassandra and ...

THOMAS D. THOMPSON

ADRIAN — Thomas “Tom” D. Thompson, age 93, of Adrian, died on March 22, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. Tom was born July 20, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio, to John Russell and Scholle (Osborn) Thompson. On June 20, 1945, he married J. Leota DuPuis in Alpena, Mich. She preceded him in ...

JEAN TIFFANY

Jean Tiffany, age 100, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at her daughter's home. Jean MacLennan was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Alpena to the late Harwell and Muriel (McKechnie) MacLennan. Jean was inducted into the Alpena Bowling Association Hall of Fame for the many years she worked on ...

DONALD L. MARZINSKE

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald L. Marzinske announce his passing on Feb. 24, 2018 at the age of 86. Born and raised in Alpena but a native of Florida for approximately 40 years. He served as an Army Sergeant in the Korean War along with his twin, Doug who passed away in ...

Robert Adamski

ADAMSKI, Robert T., 54, of Ossineke died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at MediLodge of Alpena. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home in a future edition of The News.

Barbara Knotts

KNOTTS, Barbara L., 79, of Alpena died Thursday, March 22, 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.

Alma Minke

MINKE, Alma, 96, of Alpena died at home Thursday, March 22, 2018. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The News. Arrangements are in the care of McWilliams Funeral Home.

Charles Rhode

RHODE, Charles A., 78, of Hawks died March 22, 2018 at home. He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Charles Jr. (Carol), Susan (David) Trapp, Gary (Laura); grandchildren, Andrea, Christopher, John, Danielle, Taylor, Isaac, Caleb, Gavin, Kristy and Keven; and a sister, Ruth DeWyre. ...

VERENA BAINBRIDGE SPARKS

Verena Bainbridge Sparks, 95, of Glennie, Mich., went to heaven on March 20, 2018, peacefully while her husband of 76 years, Albert (Swede) Sparks, held her hand. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Buresh-Bennett Funeral Home located at 121 S ...

LORETTA MAY UDELL

Loretta May Udell, 91, of Herron, died Wednesday March 22, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. Loretta was born May 20, 1926, in Painsville, Ohio, to Waldmar and Edna (Maine) Mikowetz. On May 25, 1946, she married her love Clarence Udell. The two of them were blessed to have shared ...

JAMES ALDERIC AUBE

James Alderic Aube, 81, of Ossineke passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. James was born July 30, 1936, to the late Alderic and Anna (LaBonte) Aube. Jim spent his whole life on Nicholson Hill Road living in two different homes, both within a ...

MICHELLE G. FLEMING

Michelle G. Fleming, fondly known as "Mic." died at Columbus Regional Hospital on March 18, 2018. She had been in ill health for some time. Ms. Fleming lived in Columbus, Ind., for the past 40 years. She worked for Bruce Bottum Advertising as a Production Manager. In 1971, she was recruited ...

JOYCE D. MCLAIN

Joyce D. McLain, 88, of Alpena passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her home after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. Joyce Diemond was born in Alpena on Feb. 11, 1930, to the late Edward and Margaret (Bromund) Diemond. On Oct. 16, 1954, she married William C. "Bud" ...

Lawrence Wendt

WENDT, Lawrence R., 74, of Onaway died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He is survived by two sons, Lorne (Billie) of Superior, Wis., and Neil (Carrie) of Lapeer; four grandchildren; one sister, Cheryle Roberts (Sherrie Wendt) of Onaway; two ...

Carole Campbell

CAMPBELL, Carole L., 73, of Harrisville died Monday, March 19, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. She is survived by five children, Michelle (John) Katona of Glennie, Pamela Campbell of Holt, Jim of Kalamazoo, Michael (Kim) of Roblin, Manitoba, Canada, and Sandra (Michael Park) ...