Glenn Aldridge Zadra
Died April 12, 2023

Glenn Aldridge Zadra, 62, son of Barde K. Ensign of Dousman, WI, and the late Walter (Jim) A. Zadra, passed away on April 12, 2023 after a decades-long battle with addiction. Although he struggled, Glenn’s family and friends are comforted by the fact that his friend, Stuart Ferguson, helped bring him to the Lord in his final days, and that they will see him again someday.

Glenn was born in Pennsylvania, raised his family in Wisconsin, and spent his final years in Newberry, Michigan. Glenn was a 1978 high school graduate from Wauwatosa East High School. Glenn had a career in furniture installation, was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, and loved shooting darts. He spent his younger years skiing and skateboarding.

He is survived by his mother, Barde Ensign; sister, Sue (Bill) Hintz; partner of 40 years Sandi Haase; his three children, TerriLynne (Trevor) Kimbler, Jaimie (Josh) Kluge and Glenn (Stephanie) Zadra II; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Per his request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Al-Anon:

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Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Karen Sue McAlpine
May 9, 1956 – April 11, 2023

Longtime Germfask resident, Karen Sue McAlpine, 66, died Tuesday morning, April 11, 2023 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.

Born May 9, 1956 in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Leonard and Ethel (Wood) Dowdy, Karen was a high school graduate.

Karen was employed as a Certified Nurse Assistant at the Newberry Regional Mental Health Center, Applewood Manor, North Woods Home Care and Hospice and Helen Newberry Joy Hospital for over 30 years until her retirement.  Karen enjoyed card games, crossword puzzles and playing Candy Crush.

Survivors include her loving husband, George, whom she married October 11, 1980 in Curtis; children Naomi (Bob) Burton of Germfask, Billy (Kristen) McAlpine of Germfask and Renee Sands of White Pigeon; grandchildren Aaron Sharkey, Heather Sharkey, Craig McAlpine, Edward Wendt, Robert Burton, Madyson Burton, Oshionna Sands and Alexa Sands; great-grandchildren Virginia Sharkey, Abel Sharkey, Maci Wendt, Brant Burton and Barrett Burton; siblings Carol Yother of Battle Creek, Barbara Mortensen of St. Louis, Georgia Allen of Rochester, Indiana, Gary Beck of Sanford and Leonard Dowdy Jr. of Sanford; several nieces and nephews.

Per request, cremation services were accorded.  A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of Karen will take place at a later date.

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Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.