Aloysous "Al" Kelpinski
May 14, 1933 - January 22, 2018
2-8 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale
St. Pius X Catholic Church
11:00 AM Friday, January 26, 2018
Aloysous “Al” F. Kelpinski, age 84 of Hale, MI, formerly of Prescott, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on May 14, 1933 in Bay City to Louis & Cecelia (Dozik) Kelpinski. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Detroit. Al served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000 after 37 years of service as a plant manager. He married Florence Surma on May 18, 1957. Al was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Oscoda Lions Club and had served as the District Governor in 2000-2001. Al loved to go hunting and fishing.
Al Is survived by his wife; Florence of Hale; children, Carol (Dennis) Turner of Prescott, Elizabeth (Pete) Myers of Tawas City, Joe (Mary) Kelpinski of Owosso; grandchildren, Kevin (Erin) Turner of Lansing, Ashley Brettrager, Matthew (Andrea) Turner of Ludington, Thomas Myers of Lansing, Elizabeth (Tim) Westcott of Tawas City, Eric (Megan) Myers of National City, Jeff (Kayla) Brettrager of Tawas City, Andrew Kelpinski of Owosso, Matthew Myers of Tawas City, Josh Kelpinski of Owosso and 9 great grandchildren. Al was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2-8 P.M. at the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale with Fr. Joseph Ortega as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions of Michigan Foundation or the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Lions of Michigan Foundation
Wishes of the Family