Alloyes "Al" V. Dewald

Au Gres, Michigan
January 29, 1929 - May 1, 2018

Visitations

Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Au Gres Chapel

Services

Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Alloyes "Al" V. Dewald, of AuGres, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Standish, age 89 years. Al was born on January 29, 1929 in Twining to the late George and Leona (Doan) Dewald. After graduating from AuGres Sims High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served our country during the Korean War era. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1950 and moved back home to AuGres, where he married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Velda J. (Willett). The couple married in Standish on July 9, 1949 and celebrated nearly 69 years of marriage! Al went to work for Majors Auto Company in Standish as a mechanic, and remained employed there for many years until he and Velda had the opportunity to go into business for themselves, owning and operating Al's Shell Gas Station in AuGres. They continued with the gas station and operated it successfully for many years. After Al and Velda decided to sell the business, they soon opened up a different venture, the Corner Market in AuGres, selling fresh fish. They ran the fish market for a long time, until Al and Velda finally decided to step away from the long hard working days and enjoy their well-deserved retirement years! Al truly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Many of his fishing memories were from family fishing trips to Canada. Above all, he will be forever remembered as a family man who always cherished time with his wife, children, and grandchildren! Al is survived by his beloved wife, Velda Dewald of AuGres; 5 children, Keith (Cathy) Dewald of AuGres, Kevin (Pam) Dewald of AuGres, Debra (Dave) Pockrandt of AuGres, Todd Dewald of Tawas City, and Troy Dewald of AuGres; 9 grandchildren, Keith Jr., Shawna, Traci, Brent, Michelle, Janelle, Tanner, Megan, and Zachary; 7 great grandchildren, Cole, Hanna, Gina, Brooke, Hailey, Mikayla, and Eli; 1 great-great granddaughter, Calista; 1 sister, Nancy Mechura of Swartz Creek; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Al is preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Dewald; 1 brother, Raymond; 4 sisters, Mildred, Georgian, Farol, and Lila. His family will welcome friends for visitation at the Buresh Funeral Home in AuGres from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Reinhardt officiating. Interment will take place in the Linwood Cemetery in AuGres with military honors being rendered. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Cemetery

Linwood Cemetery

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