Georgie Maday of Ypsilanti passed away February 27, 2016 in Gross Pointe Farms. She was born August 1, 1916 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, the daughter of George and Naomi Thomas.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our beloved aunt, Georgie Maday. … Read Full Story
William John Durecki, 58, of Rogers City passed away at home April 23, 2016. He was born September 14, 1957 in Alpena to Arnold and Virginia (Hawley) Durecki.
Bill is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three children, Raievyn Lindsay of Eugene, Oregon, Billy Hoppe of Gaylord and Scarlett Elizabeth Azayla-Jayde Caine-Love Durecki of Rogers City; four grandchildren; mother, Virginia Paul of Atlanta; father, Arnold Durecki of Livonia; three sisters, Carol (Ernie) Dunnon of Alpena, Cathy Paul of Atlanta and Vicky (Dan) Hanks of Atlanta; and stepbrother, Marco (Janet) Cisnell of Detroit.… Read Full Story
Ellen Kimball, 86, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Tendercare Health Care Center in Cheboygan. The daughter of Adrian and Rosetta (Nickerson) McDonald, Ellen was born in Manton, June 24, 1929 but lived most of her life in Millersburg.
Surviving Ellen are her three daughters, Colleen (Phil) Lail of Homosassa, Florida, Kathy Millbocker (Ken DeRosia) of Cheboygan and Duretta Kimball of Palm Coast, Florida; two sons, Clay (Misty) Kimball and Rocky (Jackie) Kimball, both of Millersburg; as well as 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
Jacob H. Dankers, “Jake,” 75, of Onaway, died at home Monday, April 18, 2016. The son of Harry and Ella (Soule) Dankers, Jacob was born May 29, 1940 in Howell.
Surviving Jake is his wife of more than 56 years, Patricia; son, Jim of Onaway; daughters, Lisa Rybak of Detroit and Tammy Cook of Onaway; grandchildren, Casey, Amanda, Matthew and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Gracie; as well as his brother, Richard “Dick” (Kay) Dankers of Gladwin. … Read Full Story
Dorothy A. Painter, 76, a lifelong resident of Onaway, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Alpena at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. The daughter of Donald and Eva (Hilliker) Hoffmeyer, Dorothy was born October 6, 1939 in Onaway.
Surviving Dorothy are her sisters, Florence Newsted of Fremont, Elsie Smith of Brighton, Thelma (Aaron) Curtis of Onaway and Darlene (Rick) Homkes of Russiaville, Indiana; brothers, Earl (Christine), Allan and Roy “Jay” (Denise) Hoffmeyer, all of Onaway; brother-in-law, Kenneth “Red” Painter of Onaway; special friend who she considered as a brother, Gary (Sue) Imel of East Freetown, Massachusetts; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.… Read Full Story
Aileen “Potsy” D. Johnson, 91, of Rogers City, was called home Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Cadillac.
The daughter of John and Margaret (Greta Zemple) Wirgau was born October 8, 1924 in Rogers City. Potsy was her given nickname by her brother, Ivan.… Read Full Story
Alvin L. Parris, 83, of Rogers City went to the Lord April 16, 2016.
He was born to Harvey and Beatrice (Taylor) Parris May 10, 1932 in Rogers City.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce L. (Jarman) Parris of Rogers City, three sons, Ken (Genia) Carter of Republic, David (Neva) Parris of Goetzville and Roger (Esther) Parris of Drummond Island; 10 daughters, Jonnie (Mark) Jacobitz of Muskegon, Brenda (Woody) Hoisington of Windsor, Vermont, Tammy (Mike) Miga of Marshall, Texas, Lynnet Benton, Debbie Payne, Ellarie Dodge, and Alva Claus all of Rogers City, Victoria (Mike) Mahan of Holland, Massachuttes, Doris Harrington of Hawks, and Beatrice (Kurt) Folkman of Allen, Texas; 36 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
Harry “Blaine” Irwin Sr., 95, formerly of Onaway, Millersburg and Rogers City, died February 15, 2016 at the Pines of Clarkston. The son of Harry L. and Gladys (Spencer) Irwin, Blaine was born in Millersburg June 24, 1920 and graduated from Onaway High School in 1938.… Read Full Story