• Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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. …

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…..

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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… …

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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 …

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…

  • Alpena,  Hillman

    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…