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Alvin Edward Pletzke

June 30, 1938 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 79)
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Al was born on June 30, 1938 to Henry and Liza (Gauthier)Pletzke.  He attended schools in the Ewen system graduating with the Class of 1956.

He served three years in the Navy worked for American Motors for several moving back to Bruce Crossing where he married the former Kathleen Tooley on November 24, 1962.  built a sport shop where he sold Ski Doo snowmobiles for many years, during this time he coached the Bruce’s little league teams.  He then bought his first big boat and got his Coast Guard license to be a fishing charter captain, operated Voyager Charters on Lake Superior (still planning next year on the lake).  He guided bear hunters for many years and operated Captain Al’s Karaoke bringing music to a lot of people.

Al is survived by his wife of 55 years Kathleen, one son Edward and three grandchildren Erin, Beth and Jesse all of Bruce Crossing. Preceding him in death are his parents, brother Henry (Sonny) and numerous aunts and uncles.

There will be a visitation on Wed evening 5 to 8 pm at the Cane Funeral Chapel.  Services will be held November 16 at the Cane Chapel visitation starting at 10 am service at 11am.  Luncheon following the service at the VFW in Bruce Crossing.

The Cane Funeral Home of Bruce Crossing is assisting the family with arrangements.

 Service Information

November 15, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel
13812 US Hwy 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Memorial Service
November 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Cane Funeral Home-Bruce Crossing Chapel
13812 US Hwy 45
Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

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