William A. MacAlpine, Sr.
William A. MacAlpine, Sr., 85, of Bad Axe passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2020 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living under Seasons Change Hospice care. Bill was born in Bad Axe, Michigan on March 4, 1935 to the late Alden and Alta (Nelson) MacAlpine. He went on to graduate from Bad Axe High School in 1953.
On Aug. 19, 1961 he married the love of his life, Marilyn (Damrow) MacAlpine at the First United Methodist Church where they became lifelong members. Marilyn preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2017.
Bill attended Wayne State University before going on to graduate from San Francisco School of Mortuary Science in 1955. He went on to work in the family business, MacAlpine Funeral Home for his entire 65 year career until his retirement. He was involved in community organizations including the Rotary Club, and Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed golfing with family and playing in tournaments at the Verona Golf Country Club where he was a member. Other interests included boating on Lake Huron, grilling poolside, and watching his children and grandchildren play in various sporting activities. In retirement, he and Marilyn spent their winters in Lakeland, Fla.
Bill is survived by his children Lori Clancy and her husband, Doug of Port Austin, Clark MacAlpine and his wife, Yumi of Waukesha, Wisc., William MacAlpine II and his wife, Lisa of Bad Axe, and Martin MacAlpine of Coeur d' Alene, Id; grandchildren Andrea (Jake) Frisbie, Sean Clancy, Sara Clancy, Maiya MacAlpine, and Ellen, Sydney, Samuel, and Nicholas MacAlpine; and two great-grandchildren Charles and Claire Frisbie. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Ann Gillis of Havertown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn MacAlpine; and his brother Thomas MacAlpine.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers of Meadow Lane Assisted Living for their many years of support and to Seasons Change Hospice for their care.
A private graveside service at Colfax Township Cemetery was held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Seasons Change Hospice or the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church.
Condolences can be shared at www.macalpinefuneralhome.com