Gerald J. Kroczaleski

Died November 19, 2021

Gerald (Jerry) John Kroczaleski, age 70, of Whittemore, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, due to complications from COPD and lung cancer. Jerry was born April 25, 1951, in Standish, Michigan to John and Betty (Barager) Kroczaleski. He was a lifelong resident of Arenac County and enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, and canoeing on the Rifle River. He spent much […]

Gerald R. Wiltse

Died December 12, 2021

Gerald R. Wiltse, age 90, passed away December 12, 2021, at the VA Medical Center-Orlando/Lake Nona, Florida with family by his side. Gerald, a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, was born October 3, 1931, to Robert F. and Wilma (Mayer) Wiltse. Upon graduation from Arthur Hill Trade School in 1949, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served […]

Violet Dolores King

Died December 9, 2021

Violet Dolores King, age 90, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021. Violet was born October 23, 1931, in Denver, Colorado to the late Samuel and Susie (Damitz) Seccombe. Vi grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and graduated from Dearborn High School. She earned her teaching certificate from Central Michigan College (now CMU) in 1953 and married Maynard King in August of […]

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Sheridan “Dan” Ruse

Died December 4, 2021

Sheridan C. Ruse, Sr., age 81, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Dan was born October 26, 1940, in Arenac Township to the late Henry L. and Emma E. (Wolfe) Ruse. He married the former Barbara Card September 9, 1959, in Mills Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan. Barbara passed away April 4, […]

Donald J. Stevenson

Died December 3, 2021

Donald J. Stevenson, age 90, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, at Medi-Lodge of Tawas City. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on May 22, 1931, to the late John Stevenson and Anne (Grindler) Rexer. Don married Patricia Gail Irvin October 27, 1956, in Bay City. Don retired from the C&O Railroad in 1993. Don and Gail enjoyed wintering […]

Shirley A. Milam

Died November 21, 2021

Shirley A. Milam, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, to join her loving husband, Bob. She was born November 19, 1931. She enjoyed bowling and spending time with her friends and just having fun. Shirley is predeceased by her husband Bob; son Allan; and daughters Mary and Carole. She is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also […]

Betty Jean Politte

Died December 1, 2021

Betty Jean Politte, age 89, of Au Gres, Michigan, passed away Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born August 14, 1932, in Au Gres, Michigan, to the late Floyd Cecil and Alice Stella (Doan) Shook. She graduated from Au Gres-Sims Schools and married Rufus Damon Politte on August 21, 1950, in […]

Marian L. Lowes-Yenna

Died November 24, 2021

Marian L. (Kuhn) Lowes-Yenna, age 76, passed away November 24, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Marian was born May 3, 1945, to the late George and Lillian Kuhn. Our mom went peacefully to heaven to be with the love of her life, her late husband John Yenna. Mom loved to travel (yes, she drove herself). She made […]