FRANCIS WAYNE FREIBURGER, 68, of North Branch died January 14, 2023 at home with his family beside him. Francis was born April 10, 1954 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Henry and Betty [Wisterman] Freiburger. He married Virginia Golembiewaska on June 22, 1974. Francis retired from General Motors – Pontiac Metal Fab in 2003 after 30 years of work. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding

Dorothy Helen Hinkley

Dorothy Helen Hinkley, 92, Houghton Lake, died Jan. 24, 2023, in Grayling, in the presence and comfort of her family. Her family has chosen to remember her privately at this time. Arrangements were handled by Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon. She was born in Waynesboro, GA, the daughter of Ponder and Mae (Moore) Gay. She and James Hinkley were united in marriage Dec. 19,


  PATRICIA ANN FROMWILLER, 78, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away on January 5, 2023, in the comforts of her home and with family by her side. She was born in Lapeer on September 23, 1944, to Kenneth and Rita Smith. Pat was a special person, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She truly touched everyone’s heart she ever met. She loved her family

Obituary: James Matthew Paulick (Poledick)

James Matthew Paulick (Poledick) – Age 44 unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, December 1st, 2022. He was born in Wayne County, Michigan to the parents of Terri Merrill of Lake, MI and Gerard Paulick of Green Bay, WI. James began working as a truck driver’s helper at the age of 17, before becoming his own Read More… Read More 


RAYMOND PAUL BRAUN, 99, of Port Austin, passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2022. He was born on October 29, 1923 to the late Joseph and Barbara Braun in Harbor Beach, Michigan. In 1945, Ray entered the United States Navy, serving until August 1946. Ray married the love of his life, Dolores O’Parka on August 26, 1950. They celebrated 72 years together this

Obituary for Kenneth Paul Radeback at Avram Funeral Home

Kenneth Paul Radeback, age 80, of Caro, MI, formerly of Wyandotte, MI passed away on January, 2, 2023 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw, MI. He was born December 26, 1942 in Wayne County to Otto Paul and Sophie Lukasiak Radeback. Ken married Barbara on February 13, 1965. He loved Read More 


  SYLVESTER THOMAS “TIM” RITTER, 86 years old of Bad Axe, Michigan, passed away on December 20, 2022 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the second of three children born to the late William and Tressie (Allan) Ritter, on January 20, 1936. Tim graduated from Bad Axe High school in 1955. In January of 1956, he joined the


  JOHN T. SCHUBEL, RETIRED JUDGE, of Port Hope, Michigan, died at the age of 88 on December 14, 2022. He was born July 24, 1934 at Hubbard Memorial Hospital in Bad Axe, Michigan, the son of Ted H. and Alberta Schubel. He graduated from Port Austin High School in 1951, attended Alma College, received his bachelor’s degree from the Detroit Institute of Technology, and

VBT grants 12-year tax abatement for General Electric at Grace Lake

A 12-year, 50% tax abatement agreement with General Electric was approved unanimously by the Van Buren Township Board of Trustees at its July 6 regular meeting.    Although by the township’s regular grading system for abatements, GE would only rate an 11-year abatement, it was granted the full 12 years because it will be reoccupying office space vacated by Visteon, plus will add at least 275

Daniel Allard Jr.

Daniel Joseph Allard Jr. age 94 of Ludington, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2016 at Ludington Woods. He was born on July 18, 1921 in Ludington to the late Daniel Joseph Sr. and Alma (Hansen) Allard. Dan attended St. Simon elementary and high school, graduating in 1941. Dan was a Corporal in the USMC, first marine division during WWII. He participated in action against