Joseph Robert Houle, “Bob,” 71, of Tower, lost his battle with cancer Thursday October 1, 2015 at Tendercare Health Center in Cheboygan. The son of Joseph H. and Audrey D. (Stoll) Houle, Bob was born in Detroit April 28, 1944.
Surviving Bob is his wife and longtime companion, Vickie L.… Read Full Story
Harriet VanDusen, 95, of Alpena passed away peacefully Saturday, October 3, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Harriet was born August 21, 1920 to the late Francis and Frances (Skrownek) Mulka in Rogers City.
She is survived by her two sons, Joe (Donna) VanDusen of Rogers City and Tom (Kathy) VanDusen of Muskegon; two daughters, Julie (Ed) Scott of Ossineke and Gerrie (Tom) LaCross of Alpena; 23 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a brother, Julian (Carl) Mulka of Posen; and four sisters, Bernice Romel of Rogers City, Janet Sherrin of Rochester Hills, Theresa (Ken) Barton of Owosso and Evelyn (Bernard) Johnson of California.… Read Full Story
Norman Joseph Quaine, 87, of Rogers City passed away October 2, 2015 at the Alpena Regional Medical Center.
He was born October 1, 1928 in Ecorse to Joseph and Margaret (LaFlure) Quaine.
Captain Quaine is survived by eight children, Bill Quaine of Rogers City, Peg (Keith) Gordon of Rogers City, John (Cindy) Quaine of Sterling Heights, Norm Jr.… Read Full Story
Robert Larracuenta Jr., 79, of Huron Beach passed away at home October 5, 2015.
He was born March 31, 1936 in Defiance, Ohio to Robert and Marvelle (Miller) Larracuenta Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; four children, Janet (Howard) Busfield of South Bend, Indiana, Lynne (Vince) Panfil of New Lennox, Illinois, Steve (Carolyn) Larracuenta of Indianapolis, Indiana and James (Jeff) Larracuenta of Oahu, Hawaii; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Tareyn) Busfield, Jillian Busfield, Tareyn Busfield, Kasey Fell, Murphy Fell, Jamie Panfil, Ryan Panfil, Sam Larracuenta and Zachary Larracuenta; a great-grandson, Judah Busfield; a brother, Jon Larracuenta; a sister, Rosemary (Abbey) Azem of California; and a nephew, Roy Azem.… Read Full Story
Margaret Marie Majewski, 82, of Traverse City passed away October 3, 2015 at her daughter’s home.
She was born May 8, 1933 in Onaway to Calvin and Sylvia (Cook) Madden.
Mrs. Majewski is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Stephen) Ransier; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
John Mark Pardike, 63, of Rogers City passed away October 4, 2015 at Alpena Regional Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1952 in Rogers City to Merlin and Birdie Mae (Blass) Pardike.
Mr. Pardike is survived by his wife, Valerie; two sons, Jason and Steven (Jennifer); two grandchildren, Kayla (Zac) LaLonde and Kollin; and three brothers, Merlin “Moe” (Janis Blohm), James (Liz) and Allen (Gail).… Read Full Story
Mona D. Wigglesworth, 87, of Warren, formerly of Onaway, died at home Wednesday September 23, 2015. The daughter of Merton and Denelda (Wilcox) Tubbs, Mona was born September 23, 1928 in Alma.
Surviving Mona is her son, Scott (Jill) Wigglesworth of New Baltimore; grandchildren, Heather, Brian, Evaric, Glenn and Austin; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.… Read Full Story
Surrounded by her loving family, Joyce M. Zielinski, 80, passed away peacefully at home September 24, 2015. She leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity and humility that touched the heart of everyone blessed to be in her life. Joyce truly made everyone feel special.… Read Full Story
June Grace, 83, born in Detroit June 2, 1932 and died September 23, 2015.
June and husband Don made a permanent move to Rogers City in 1990. June is survived by her husband, Donald (married for 61 years); four children; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
Isabelle Gertrude “Izzy” Jaeger, 78, of Rogers City passed away at home September 13, 2015. She was born August 25, 1937 in Rogers City to Edward and Blanche (Steele) Gemmil. Izzy enjoyed spending time with her family playing music, cards, bowling and gardening.… Read Full Story