Helen Meyer

Helen Meyer

Helen Meyer Helen Margaret Meyer, 94, formerly of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Helen Kluchnik was born February 22, 1924, to the late Peter and Mary (Remsky) Kluchnik. On January 11, 1947, she married Adolph Meyer, her beloved husband of 49 years.  He preceded her in death on March

Janice Schlak

Janice Schlak

Janice Schlak Janice Marie Schlak, 76, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at her son’s home. Janice Cook was born July 27, 1941, in Alpena County to the late John and Violet (Donald) Cook. On October 24, 1959, she married Clarence Schlak. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2013. Janice was

Frances Prell

Frances Prell

Frances Prell Frances Helen Prell, 93, of Alpena passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Touch of Country AFC Home. Frances Helen Kotwicki was born on February 5, 1925 to the late Frank and Helen (Timmreck) Kotwicki. On July 6, 1942 she married the love of her life Wilbur Prell.  He preceded her in death

Frieda “Dollie” Ouellette

Frieda "Dollie" Ouellette

Frieda “Dollie” Ouellette Frieda “Dollie” Edith (Evertz) Ouellette died peacefully July 7, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born May 25, 1923 in Alpena where she lived her entire life.  She was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith (Bey) Evertz.  She married Norman J. Ouellette on October 24, 1952.  He preceded

Margaret Kline

Margaret Kline

Margaret Kline Margaret Kline, 88, of Bolton passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor after complications from a fractured femur. Margaret Fluksa was born in Detroit on February 8, 1930 as a child of immigrant parents, Joseph and Eva (Hanosek) Fluksa, and moved to the Alpena area

Ida Mitchell

Ida Mitchell

Ida Mitchell Ida Lou Mitchell, 87, of Alpena passed away July 4, 2018, at Davison Family Care Home. Ida was born in Detroit on March 29, 1931, to the late John and Thelma (Watchorn) Socia. She married Jack Mitchell on November 5, 1976 who preceded her in death on November 30, 1992. Surviving are her

Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver Richard Archie Oliver, 81, of Lachine passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Richard was born March 6, 1937, in Alpena to the late Frank and Ellen (Barber) Oliver. On June 27, 1959, he married the love of his life, June Ella Howay. She preceded him in death on

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas Richard R. Thomas, 81, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena after a long courageous battle with COPD. Richard was born April 27, 1937, in Essexville, Michigan to the late William and Mildred (Barcia) Thomas. On December 26, 1958, he married Geraldine Lamkin. She preceded him in death

Laura Eller

Laura Eller

Laura Eller Laura “Pat” Eller, 87, of Ossineke passed away Sunday July 1, 2018, at Medilodge of Alpena. Laura Pierce was December 24, 1930, in Spruce, Michigan to the late Earl and Laura (McCall) Pierce. On February 5, 1949, she married Alfred Eller. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2017. Pat was a

Tracy Grotto

Tracy Grotto

Tracy Grotto Tracy Lowell Grotto, 58, of Rogers City passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Angie’s Adult Foster Care. Tracy was born December 20, 1959, in Flint, Michigan to the late Arthur and Norma (Mathews) Grotto. He enjoyed being outdoors and fishing. Surviving are his son, Spencer & Jennifer M. Grotto; step father, Norman

Lyle Vredenburg

Lyle Vredenburg

Lyle Vredenburg Lyle Edwin Vredenburg, 72, of Ossineke passed away suddenly Friday, June 29, 2018 in Cedarville of an apparent heart attack. Lyle was born on July 24, 1945 to the late Walter and Thaida (Wilds) Vredenburg and married Jeanette Dziesinski on October 8, 1966 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Lyle served in the United

Leo Tolzdorf

Leo Tolzdorf

Leo Tolzdorf Leo Anthony Tolzdorf, 93, of Alpena passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at his home. Leo was born December 8, 1924, in Alpena to the late Stanislaus and Stanislawa (Gutowski) Tolzdorf. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On October 21, 1950, he married Dorothy Shorkey. She preceded him

Donnaleen Burke

Donnaleen Burke

Donnaleen Burke Donnaleen J. Burke, 84, of Alpena passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home. Surviving are her son, Michael (Susan) Burke; grandson, Douglas (Heather) Burke; 2 great grandchildren, Morginn Chism and Elyja Chism. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.  Private graveside service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Caroline Weise

Caroline Weise

Caroline Weise Caroline Louise Weise, 77, of Alpena passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home. Caroline Louise Kirchoff was born in Alpena on September 29, 1940 to the late Leonard and Mary (Knechtel) Kirchoff and married Donald Weise on July 23, 1960.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed their

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith Ashley Marie Smith, 27, of Hillman passed away of an undetected colloid cyst on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Ashley Marie Hunt was born in Alpena on September 29, 1990 to Rodney and Joan (Hoppe) Hunt.  On September 10, 2016 she married Johnathon Smith.  She has been working

William Ryan

William Ryan

William Ryan William Patrick Ryan, 93, of Lachine passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Alpena on November 15, 1924 to the late William and Marie (Goodrich) Ryan and married Shirley J. Black on November 27, 1944.    He worked construction for Denton Construction for many

Lillian Campbell

Lillian Campbell

Lillian Campbell Lillian Lorraine Campbell, 83, of Ossineke passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Precious Days Adult Foster Care. Lillian Wilke was born December 23, 1934, in Alpena to the late Ewald and Ruth (Hoeberling) Wilke. She had a Master’s Degree in teaching and was a member of Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lillian

Mabel Weiland

Mabel Weiland

Mabel Weiland Mabel Ruth Weiland, 76, of Alpena passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.  Mabel Ruth Kerr was born in Rogers City on August 10, 1941 to the late Michael George and Clara (Doust) Kerr. On November 7, 1959, she married Keith Weiland. They owned and operated Weiland Christmas

Jacqueline Helinski

Jacqueline Helinski

Jacqueline Helinski Jacqueline Joyce Helinski, 72, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. Jacqueline Lixie was born August 3, 1945, in Alpena to the late Ulric and Lillian (Jeziolkowski) Lixie. On June 28, 1968, she married Norman Helinski. Jacqueline was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and

Gertrude Brousseau

Gertrude Brousseau

Gertrude Brousseau Gertrude Brousseau, age 89, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. Gert was born January 17, 1929 in Maple Ridge Township to the late Edward and Gertrude (Melville) Brousseau. She graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1947 and worked at Alpena Wholesale Grocery and People State Bank,

Eugene Jones

Eugene Jones

Eugene Jones Eugene Clair Jones, 85, of Alpena passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. Surviving are 4 children, Terry Johnson, Timothy (Linda) Jones, Greg (Julie Jansen) Jones, Norma (Herb) Grochowski; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 bother, Richard (Diana) Jones; 3 sisters, Barbara (Leon) LaMay, Ruth Daoust and Karen