Joseph Frederick Ruzicska

Died February 14, 2021

Joseph Frederick Ruzicska, 80, of Prescott, passed away on February 14, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Beverly; children, Joseph (Heidi) Ruzicska, Jr. of St. Helen, Bernard Ruzicska of Dearborn Heights and Jennifer (Don) Painter of Garden City; grandchildren, Samantha Ruzicska, Kayleigh Ruzicska and Nicholas Painter; great-grandchildren, Gracelynn, Isaac and Grayson; siblings, Rudolph (Rosalie) Ruzicska, […]

Albert L (Bud) Wrathell

Died February 17, 2021

Albert L (Bud) Wrathell, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Whittemore, MI, passed away after decades of battling heart and lung conditions on February 17, 2021 at his residence.   He was born June 23, 1935 to Charles and Geneva (Peterson) Wrathell in Burleigh Township, the first of nine children. The majority of his life he remained within the Whittemore area […]

Kelly Lee Wilson

Died February 24, 2021

Kelly Lee Wilson, 61, of Sage Lake, passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 24, 2021. He is survived by his loving children, Chad Wilson of Tawas City and Shannon (Randy) Ludwig of Hale; grandchildren, Sayje Wilson, Lakelynn Wilson, Kiara Ludwig and Keaton Ludwig; siblings, Ken (Sharon) Wilson of Birch Run and Teresa (Rich) Duvernois of Hale; nieces and […]

Local restaurant owner gives testimony

West Branch restaurant owner Sue Wangler testified before House Committee on Oversight in Lansing Feb.18. Wangler was asked by Representatives Daire Rendon and Representative Steve Johnson to share the experience of a being a restaurant owner during a pandemic. “I was actually going to talk about everyone in West Branch,” Wangler said. “That’s not what they wanted. They wanted Jim’s […]

Norris Dean Day

Died February 21, 2021

Norris Dean Day, age 68, of Cottontown, TN, formerly of Michigan, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at his daughter’s home. He was born Nov. 26, 1952 in Detroit to the late Anthony Ira and Doris Keeney Day. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Taylor Door before his retirement. He was an avid golfer and he enjoyed listening to […]

Opal Kirby

Died February 18, 2021

Opal Kirby, 64, of Prescott, Michigan passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 after a brief illness at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. Opal was born May 13, 1956 in Richmond, Kentucky to the late Callept and Oma (Dean) Messer. She attended Northville High School and worked many years as a secretary. In her spare time, Opal enjoyed sewing, […]