Peggy Marie Alber

AuGres, Michigan
October 4, 1927 - October 16, 2020

Visitations

Visitation is open to the public and will be held on Friday, October 23, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, MI and on Saturday, October 24, from 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1264 Tonkey Road, Au Gres, MI 48703.

Service Location

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Au Gres, Michigan

Services

A private Funeral Service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Due to COVID 19, unfortunately numbers must be restricted to accommodate immediate family only.

Obituary Notice

Peggy Marie (Dainty) Alber passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, October 16, 2020, at age 93. She frequently said, “I’ve lived a good long life!” She led a full life and always had a busy calendar, baking, celebrating, and enjoying being with her family and friends.

Peggy was born in Detroit on October 4, 1927. She married Joseph Ceafas Alber, her beloved husband of 57 years, on September 22, 1945. they resided and raised their family in Fenton, MI, for 45 years. Then moved to their Au Gres cottage for retirement, which they made into a permanent home. She and Joe spent several years traveling across the country. In the wintertime, they “flew south” to Alabama and later Peggy to Florida. They appreciated the warm weather and made very special friends wherever they went.

Peggy played piano and sang since she was a child. She hosted Christmas sing-alongs at her home. She happily played Christmas carols and other tunes for celebrations, including every year for The Care Center. She was a devoted baker and kept baked goods and ice cream at hand for anyone with the same sweet tooth. She enjoyed bowling early on, playing golf and cards, going on cruises, and playing Mahjona. Her dogs, (late) Bear and Toby, were her heart. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of Au Gres Garden Club and Lioness Club.

She is survived by her children, Brian (Robin) Alber and Julie (Brown) Gage; grandchildren, Jenny (Joey) Romero, Andrew (Mari) Brown, Aaron Brown, and Dana (Ota) Odibo; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Lucas, and Chloe Romero, Kendra Anthony, Kaycee (Samuel) Peterson III, Kayla (Edwin) Young-Troost, Justin Troost, Elizabeth Troost, and Keoni Odibo; great-great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Izzabella, Eon and Adaline; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, step and extended family, and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alber; her parents, Paul and Marie (O’Connell) Dainty; siblings, Paul Dainty, Jr. and Joan Chipelewski; son-in-law, Harold Gage; Granddaughter, Laurie Alber; and great-grandbaby, Noah Brown.

Visitation is open to the public and will be held on Friday, October 23, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, MI. And on Saturday, October 24, from 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1264 Tonkey Road, Au Gres, MI 48703.

A private Funeral Service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Due to COVID 19, unfortunately numbers must be restricted to accommodate immediate family only.

Concluding the funeral and per her wishes, Peggy will be cremated and laid to rest next to her husband at Oakwood Cemetery in Fenton, Michigan.

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan (aka Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan), St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Au Gres Garden Club.

Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery in Fenton, Michigan

Condolences

My sincere simpathies. Sleep in peace Peggy.
— Lucie (Dainty) La Mer
So sorry to hear of Peg's passing--God Bless her. She was such a fine lady, and fun person.
— Doris Braman
Always a cheerful presence with positive things to say about everyone and everything. She will be missed as the quiet presence she was at Gage family events. Our gratitude to Julie for always loving and supporting Peggy and all of us.
— Deborah Gage
I became her niece by marriage. I knew the first time I met Peg that she would be a very special person in my life. She was always such a kind gracious woman. I loved her so much
— Paula Alber
Peggy was always a joy to be around a cute joke or remark to make you laugh. You always knew she knew our Lord. Keep smiling always Peggy.
— Sandra Ayers

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