Lisa Lee McAlpine, age 58, of East Tawas passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw.
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She was born in Detroit on Sept. 13, 1954, to Bruno and Mildred (nee Landsfeld) Zanier.
Lisa enjoyed many occupations throughout her life as a barber, bank teller, bartender, office clerk and many other types of work as well. Her great loves were her close family, many friendships, many animal friends, nature, sculpting, doll-making and creative arts. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many cherished friends.
She is survived by her husband, James R. McAlpine; daughter, Tina Lee (nee Zanier) and Jason Gross; her brother, Michael M. and Kellie Zanier; niece, Nicole Zanier; and nephew, Michael Zanier; aunt, Diane Landsfeld; and uncles, James Landsfeld and Frank Landsfeld. She also leaves behind her in-laws, John G. McAlpine, Kathleen and James Hendricks, Margaret and Randy Bohres, Patricia and William Aaron, Mary and Gary Thomas, Norma and Alan Chandler, Laure and Kevin Fellows and their families; also 16 nieces and nephews.
She also leaves her beloved feline family, Jimmy, Gwennie, Kerry, Midnight, Phoebe and Phobos, who will dearly miss her love and affection.
Lisa was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Bruno and Mildred Zanier.
A funeral service will be held at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Sterling Heights on Thursday, Feb. 21. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. A reception will follow at the Polish-American Cultural Center in Sterling Heights. A future memorial service will be held in Oscoda for family and friends in the spring, her favorite season. Venue and date will be announced in the Oscoda Press after the Easter holiday.
Friends wishing to express condolences can email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to James R. McAlpine, 2169 N. US-23, East Tawas, MI 48730. The family asks that she be remembered by being kind to all you meet, people and animals; and pray for peace in every heart and throughout the world.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26, 2013