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Alan Dale Alma

June 5, 1946 — December 1, 2016

On the evening of December 1, 2016, Alan Dale Alma passed away after a long struggle with cancer. He courageously held onto life during this time without complaint. Alan was born on June 5, 1946 in Grayling, Michigan to the late Maurice and Ruby (Weaver) Alma. He was proud of his Saginaw Chippewa Indian heritage. Alan served in the US Marine Corps between 1964-1968 with two tours of duty in Vietnam. His wife Pat was the love of his life and they enjoyed a lifetime of unity. They welcomed two children in to this world, Richard Scott and Theresa (Brian) Brandt. They were later blessed with a grandson, Trent Alan. Alan was also survived by his sister, Alma Smith of Texas; brother, Rex (Marilyn) Alma of Frederic; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Maurice and Mike; and sister, RoseMary. Alan appreciated the kindness and goodwill of those around him, was dependable, and liked to lend a helping hand to others in need. He enriched the life of countless friends and family with his courage and his heart warming smile. Alan especially enjoyed family, baseball and football. He retired from Amoco in 1991, he was a production foreman. Alan lived between North Carolina to be with family, and chose to enjoy time in Michigan and its cold weather. Visitation will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Monday, December 5, 2016 between 12-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in spring of 2017. For those that wish to remember Alan by memorial contribution, please consider Munson Home Care 323 Meadows Dr. Grayling, MI 49738. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alan Dale Alma, please visit our flower store.


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