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    Darlene Smigelski

    Darlene Smigelski Darlene Esther Smigelski, 83, of Alpena passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at her home. Darlene Esther Sylvester was born in Alpena on September 7, 1935 to the late Albert and Esther (Tober) Sylvester.  She married John James Smigelski on April 14, 1956.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 2018.  She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.  Darlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren Surviving are her children, D…

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    Merton Lyons

    Merton Lyons Merton John Lyons, 92, of Alpena peacefully passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Medilodge – Alpena. Merton was born in Alpena on May 6, 1927 to the late Fred and Celia (Olmstead) Lyons.  Known as Mert, he called Alpena home his entire life.  Fittingly, he descended from a Mayflower voyager.  On July 7, 1962, he married Alice Moleski.  She preceded him in death on September 29, 2002.  For over 40 years, he worked hard on the Great Lakes as a merchant marin…

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    William Hochrein

    William Hochrein William Thomas Hochrein, 63, of Alpena passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. William was born December 22, 1955 in Alpena to William and Marion (Nowak) Hochrein. On February 22, 1975 he married Candice Udell. William worked at Thunder Bay Manufacturing. He enjoyed working on hot rods. Surviving are his wife, Candy; son, William Hochrein, Jr.; granddaughter, Hailey Hochrein; parents, William and Marion Hochrein; and brother, Robert Hochrein. …

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    Burton Wright

    Burton Wright Burton Lovell Wright, age 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Robin’s Nest Adult Foster Care in Caro, Michigan. He was born on August 12, 1926 in Pontiac, Michigan to Beatrice (Cooper) Wright and Vern Wright.   Burt’s childhood was filled with boyhood fun and Depression-era challenges while growing up in rural Fairgrove, Michigan.  At age 18 and having graduated high school, Burt enlisted into the Navy at the end of WWII. For a farm-boy from…..

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    Terry St. Onge

    Terry St. Onge Terry Lee St. Onge, 62, of Rogers City passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Brege House AFC in Rogers City. Terry was born on June 4, 1956 to Kenneth and Donita (Nugent) St. Onge.  Terry enjoyed listening to music and being outdoors. Surviving are his mother, Donita; 3 sisters, Gayle St. Onge, Patricia (John) Piper, Laurie St. Onge; 10 nieces and nephews; 15 great nieces and nephews; special family and friends Ann Smith and the staff at the Brege Group Home. Terry was…

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    Doris Piper

    Doris Piper Doris M. Piper, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. Doris M. Webster was born on July 26, 1928 in Alpena to the late Eli and Celia (Hoskins) Webster. On May 21, 1947 she married William Piper.  He preceded her in death on January 3, 2002.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church – Alpena and the VFW Alpena Post 2496 Auxiliary.  Surviving are 5 children, Ronald (Penny) Piper, Diane (Paul) Ginopolis, Mary Lou… …

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    Thomas Hatch

    Thomas Hatch Thomas “Tom” Raymond Hatch, 69, of Alpena passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Thomas was born in Alpena to Richard and Donna (Olson) Hatch on March 10, 1950. Tom worked as a carpet cleaner, long distance truck driver and a CNC operator.  Thomas enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and engraving. Surviving are his mother, Donna Hatch; 4 siblings, Sally (Alan) Brilinski, Debra (Chuck) Drews, Kathy (Kenneth) Cubilo, Kevin… Thom…

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    Erna Miller

    Erna Miller Erna A. Miller, 85, was called into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ on May 24, 2019 at Turning Brook.           Erna Adeline Meyer was born July 16, 1933 in Ossineke, Michigan to the late Louis & Libby (Koptis) Meyer.  On September 5, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles D. Miller of Lachine, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on April 20, 2011.  Their marriage was blessed with three children: Cha…

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    William Craft

    William Craft William P. Craft, 78, of Alpena passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at Medilodge – Alpena. Surviving are his wife, Brenda; 3 children, Christina Craft-Taylor, Amanda Gaddy, Michael Gaddy; 3 half siblings, Patricia, Audrey, and Wesley. Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 1 until the time of the memorial service 2 p.m. at Under His Wings Fellowship with Pastor Arthur Fournier officiating, Military honors will be accorded him by VFW Alpena Post 2496 at …

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    June “Peggy” Stone

    June “Peggy” Stone June “Peggy” Margaret Stone, 75, of Alpena passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her children and their spouses. June Margaret Lixie was born on April 11, 1944 in Alpena to the late Ulrich and Lillian (Jeziolkowski) Lixie and married Gerald Stone October 12, 1964.  He preceded her in death on May 15, 2012.  Peggy retired from Skiba Vision Center in 2013. She was a member of St. Bernard Cath…

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    Lois Werth

    Lois Werth Lois Marie Werth, 92, of Alpena passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Hillman’s Haven. Lois Marie Eller was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 9, 1927 to the late Ernest and Dorothy (Merritt) Eller and married Lawrence C. Werth on May 23, 1946.  He preceded her in death on October 26, 1993.  She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hubbard Lake and its lady’s groups. Surviving are 8 children, Thomas (Karen) Werth, Jean (Harold) Lumsden, Elmer (Emrie) Werth,… L…

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    Irene Boitel

    Irene Boitel Irene Mary Boitel, 81, of Hillman passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Irene Mary Crosson was born on June 24, 1937 in Pontiac to the late David and Amanda (Siewert) Crosson.  In 1953, she married Raymond Smith.  He passed away May 15, 1977 and on May 12, 1979 she married Elmer Boitel.  He also preceded her in death on January 15, 2013.  Irene was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church, lifetime member of…

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    Linda Anderson

    Linda Anderson Linda Kaye Anderson, 77, of Alpena passed away surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at her home. Linda Kaye Fox was born May 20, 1941 in Alpena to the late Charles and Lillian (Nowak) Fox. On January 27, 1962, she married Jerome Anderson. She worked at The Alpena News and 25 years at JC Penney. Linda was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling, reading books, and spending time with her family. She was a gentle woman. Surviving are her hu…

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    Peggy Kuchnicki-Dziuba

    Peggy Kuchnicki-Dziuba Peggy Lynn Kuchnicki-Dziuba, 60, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Peggy was born March 31, 1959 in Alpena to Robert and Joann (Smith) Kuchnicki. She worked as a beautician and later owned and operated Alpena Hollywood School of Beauty for six years, retiring due to illness. Surviving are her loving companion, Gary Suszek; two children, John Dziuba, Jessica Dziuba; two grandsons, Isaac and Dominik; parents, Robert and Joann Kuchnicki; two sister…

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    Anna Williams

    Anna Williams Anna Belle Williams, 96, of Alpena passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home.   Anna Belle Couch was born in Milan, Missouri to the late Charles and Mamie (Lawrence) Couch and married Clark Williams March 7, 1950.  He preceded her in death in 1983.  During WWII, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” and later as a hostess and waitress for an upscale hotel restaurant and retired as a seamstress from the Lion Store in Toledo.  She was a member of Immanuel……

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    Mark Saretsky

    Mark Saretsky Mark Paul Saretsky, 61, of Alpena passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at his home. Mark was born in Alpena on November 12, 1957 to the late Saul and Marcia (Myers) Saretsky. Surviving are his sister, Annie Saretsky; aunt Cele (Marty) Landay; cousins, Ellen (Steve) Gould, Susan (Bill) Morris, Margret (Robert) Petty, Jan (Jerry) Bayer, Kathryn (Laszlo) Kubinyi, Laura (Mike) Fox, Karen Adelman, Joann (Jeff) Ishbia, Laurie (Michael) Banks, Jeff (Carla) Myers, Todd Levin, Bruce and Stev…

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    David Eller

    David Eller David Bruce Eller, 72, of Lachine passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home following a brief battle with cancer. To sum up Dave’s attitude about life… Every person’s life is like a book, with a beginning, an end and the pages in between are the story. Some books are very short; others may be longer. Dave’s story began September 8, 1946 and ended May 14, 2019. He graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School, Alpena High School, and Alpena Community College. Dave… David Bruce Eller…

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    Patricia Berant

    Patricia Berant Patricia Louise Berant, 84, of Alpena died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Munson Medical Center following a brief illness. Patricia Louise Blaski was born June 14, 1934 in Alpena to the late Stanley and Viola (Garant) Blaski. On April 28, 1956 she married Florian Berant. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2011. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Patricia studied hard and became a nurse and gave up her career to raise her family of six boys and two girls. She was an a…

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    Michael Maddox

    Michael Maddox Michael Larry Maddox, 52, of Georgia passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Tennessee. Michael was born July 21, 1966 in Dearborn, Michigan to Larry and Martha (Kanarr) Maddox. Surviving are his wife, Leveda; four children, Jocelin Maddox, Bradley (Danyail) Maddox, Nelson Maddox, Kennedy (Harold) Tyndall; granddaughter, Annalisa Maddox; mother, Martha; two sisters, Nancy (William) Baker, Amy Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his father, …

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    Lila Brilinski

    Lila Brilinski Lila Mae Brilinski, 88, of Alpena passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Medilodge – Alpena. Lila Mae Thompson was born in Saginaw to the late Elon and Mildred (St. Charles) Thompson on October 12, 1930.  On December 4, 1948, she married Victor Rice.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 1965.  On June 19, 1976, she married Robert Brilinski.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Together they enjoyed spending winters in Davenport, FL, traveling …

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    Michael Carr

    Michael Carr Michael Donald Carr, 61, of Minnesota died Monday, April 29, 2019 following a short illness with cancer. Michael was born September 12, 1957 to Donald and Joan (Scheffler) Carr. He worked at Medtronic in Minnesota. Surviving are his mother, Joan; three brothers, Patrick, Timothy, and Scott. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Bannan Funeral Home. Michael Donald Carr, 61, of Minnesota died Monday, April 29, 2019 …

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    Virginia Kavanaugh

    Virginia Kavanaugh Virginia Hall Kavanaugh, 104, of Ossineke passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Medilodge of Alpena. Virginia Hall Kavanaugh was born in Windsor, Canada on July 1, 1914. Her parents were William Bridge and Edith (Blinn) Hall. She attended Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan and was employed by the S.S. Kresge Co. She married Ray Kavanaugh on June 10, 1938. Ray preceded her in death on March 5, 2010. The Kavanaughs moved to Ossineke, Michigan in November 1945 and o…

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    Mary Ellen Walker

    Mary Ellen Walker Mary Ellen Walker, 71, of Alpena passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home. Mary Ellen Bloom was born in Alpena on February 19, 1948 to the late Roy and June (Bailey) Bloom.  She married Jeffrey Walker on February 29, 1984.  He preceded her in death on October 21, 2015.  Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, working outdoors and spending time with children and grandchildren. Surviving are 4 children, Katherine Kieck, Koni (Christopher) Hedgecock, Jamie (Janelle…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    Frank DeMaggio

    Frank DeMaggio Frank R. DeMaggio Jr., age 56, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Frank was born July 28, 1962, to Frank and Kay (Husson) DeMaggio. He graduated from Warren High School in 1980 and attended barber school in Detroit before moving to Manistee, Michigan where he resided 33 years, then moving to Benzie, Michigan. Frank is survived by his father, Frank; step mother, Margaret; sister, Jennifer Georges; brothers, Robert (Melissa) DeMaggio, Joseph Kudwa, Adam (Wendy) Kudwa, Larry (Je…

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    Patsy Ludwig

    Patsy Ludwig Patsy Ann Ludwig, 83, of Spruce passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Iosco County Medical Center. Surviving are 4 children, Sheree (Arthur) Woollard, Jean (Frank) King, Illa (Tim) Talley, Jack Ludwig; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William (Ann) Harmon and Thomas (Shirley) Harmon. Memorial service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Community of Christ Church in Alpena with Elder Lynn Field officiating.  Cremation arrangements have been handle…

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    Mary Walker

    Mary Walker Mary Ellen Walker, 71, of Alpena passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home. Mary Ellen Bloom was born in Alpena on February 19, 1948 to the late Roy and June (Bailey) Bloom.  She married Jeffrey Walker on February 29, 1984.  He preceded her in death on October 21, 2015.  Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, working outdoors and spending time with children and grandchildren. Surviving are 4 children, Katherine Kieck, Koni (Christopher) Hedgecock, Jamie (Janelle) Mott…

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    Larry Beaudoin

    Larry Beaudoin Larry Lee Beaudoin, 63, of Ossineke passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at his home. Larry was born July 14, 1955 in Alpena to the late Richard and Joan (Hepburn) Beaudoin. On November 1, 1980, he married Kathy Downing. He worked at Alpena Diesel, retiring in 2015. Larry was a member of First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and small engine repair. Surviving are his wife, Kathy; two children, Sarah (Chris) Styles, Jason; four brothers, James (Mary) Beaud…

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    Jeffery Huggler

    Jeffery Huggler Jeffery Allen Huggler, 60, of Alpena died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie; siblings, Linda Dubie, Douglas Huggler, and Greg (Donna) Huggler. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. Jeffery Allen Huggler, 60, of Alpena died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie; siblings, Linda Dubie, Douglas Huggler, and Greg (Donna) Huggler. Cremation… View   Send Flowers

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    Edward Barkley

    Edward Barkley Edward Alfonse Barkley, 83, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Turning Brook. Edward was born February 1, 1936 in Detroit to the late Alfonse and Sabina (Kowanski) Barczynski. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. On July 14, 1979, he married Marlene (Maciejewski) Madden. His extensive education included Michigan State University-Criminal Justice, University of Michigan-School of Social Work, Yale University Medical-Psychiatric Departm…

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    Robert Worthington

    Robert Worthington Robert Scott Worthington, 58, of Presque Isle died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Surviving are his two sons, Jere (Alysa) Worthington, Josh Worthington; step daughter, Paula; two grandchildren; companion, Toni Cooley; and brother, Rhode Adair. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. Robert Scott Worthington, 58, of Presque Isle died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Surviving are his two sons, Jere (Alysa) Worthington, Josh Worthington; step daughter, Pau…

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    William Farnum

    William Farnum William Roger Farnum, 77, of Alpena passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at his home. William was born May 26, 1941 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Harland and Pearl (Dove) Farnum. He served eight years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and 12 years in the Army National Guard. William worked at Presque Isle Corp., retiring in 2001. On April 6, 1968, he married Hazel Spigelmyre. William was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, D.A.V., and Aircraft Crewman’s… …

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    Raymond Wegmeyer

    Raymond Wegmeyer Raymond “Bud” Ernest Wegmeyer, 90, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in Turning Brook. Raymond was born April 26, 1928, in Ossineke Township to the late Herman and Esther (Brandt) Wegmeyer. On October 25, 1947, he married Dolores Beck. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2016. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Wolf Creek Farm Supply from 1949-2015. Bud was a county commissioner for 12 years. He was a member of Farm Bureau for 69 years and ser…

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    Nancy Bennett

    Nancy Bennett Nancy Charlotte Bennett, 79, from Hillman left this earth on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born in Rogers City, Michigan on August 23, 1938 to the late Ernest and Loretta Bruning. She married Thomas Bennett on August 22, 1964 and celebrated 49 years of marriage before Tom’s passing on April 11, 2014. Nancy loved attending sporting events of all her grandchildren; bowling, warm beer and olives and a good game of spitzer. She is survived by her children, Terri, Paul (Jenny), J…

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    Lorna McEwen

    Lorna McEwen Lorna May McEwen, 91, of Alpena passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and friends. Lorna May Gouine was born December 21, 1927 in Cheboygan, Michigan to the late Ernie and Bertha (Phillips) Gouine. On August 13, 1946, she married Roy McEwen. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1987. Lorna enjoyed spending time with family, playing Bingo, poker games with family, canning vegetables, and cooking. Surviving are her four children, Ernie McEwen, Conn…

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    Michelle Pohl

    Michelle Pohl Michelle Lynn Pohl, age 22, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, April 7, 2019, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, surrounded by family.  She was born January 14, 1997 in Ann Arbor, MI, daughter of late Douglas Vern Pohl and Brandy Lee (Pomo) Copeland of Alpena, MI. Michelle was a member of the Alpena High School Class of 2015, where she enjoyed competitive cheerleading and gymnastics.  She also enjoyed four-wheeling with friends. She moved to Bel…

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    Brian Troy

    Brian Troy Brian Joseph Troy, age 40, of Spruce, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor after a brief illness.   He was born on February 20, 1979 in Alpena the son of Joe and Kathy (Weir) Troy.  Brian spent over 25 years working alongside his father at Joe Troy and Sons Excavating, driving trucks and operating equipment.  He took great pride in his work.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and being outdoors.  Brian spe…

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    Lorraine Thiem

    Lorraine Thiem Lorraine Joyce Thiem, 74, of Hubbard Lake passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at her home. Lorraine Joyce Bugg was born in Curran on June 10, 1944 to the late LeRoy and Wanda (Hensey) Bugg and on August 24, 1963 she married Herbert Thiem.  He preceded her in death on August 28, 2016.  Surviving are three children, Larry (Michele) Thiem, Terry (Melissa) Thiem, Lori (John) Mandarino; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Robert (Margaret) Bugg, Clayton (Barb…

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    Loretta Anderson

    Loretta Anderson Loretta Ann Anderson, 59, of Alpena passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Loretta was born in Harrisville on February 26, 1960 to the late Nada and Margie (King) Anderson.  She worked as a caregiver for the hospital and enjoyed doing crafts. Surviving are the love of her life, Wally Hickey and his family; 7 siblings, Gloria (Eugene) Wilkins, Lucy (Bob) Reilly, Nadine Psenski, Marshall (Lori) Anderson, Milton “Buzz”… Lo…

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    Beverly Cordes

    Beverly Cordes Royston Beverly Jean Cordes, 88, of Royston passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Beverly Jean Swanson was born in Wyandotte on September 23, 1930 to the late Harry and Esther (Elstrom) Swanson.  Beverly graduated from Western Michigan University in 1952 and finished her graduate studies at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.  On June 27, 1953 she married Herman Cordes, Jr.   He preceded her in death on March 6, 1995. She …