Albert A. “Big Al” Wason of Otsego, MI passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at his home. Albert was born July 11, 1939 in Plainwell to Albert J. and Junerose (Livingston) Wason and was a lifelong resident of the area. Al served his country in the US Air Force. For 43 years he was employed with Plainwell Paper Co., retiring as a millwright in 2000, and had served as President of the Plainwell Paper Co. United Paperworkers Union Local No. 1062. He had also served as head of the Otsego Township Planning Commission. In his leisure time Al enjoyed farming, baseball, traveling, U.S. History and reading westerns.
On September 10, 1960 in Otsego he married his wife of 51 years, Mary Pittner, who survives. Also surviving are his son and two daughters, Randy (Kim) Wason of Kalamazoo, Lisa (Steve) Peet of Portage and Melissa Chavez of Crivitz, WI; his grandchildren, Trevor and Rachel Wason, Emily, Ashley and Daniel Peet, Tristan and Noah Chavez and Ridge Oisten; brothers, Larry and Robert Wason, sister, Dian Florian; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Harriet Bolhuis; a sister-in-law, Jane Pittner and nephew, Scott Kraft.
Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI. A memorial service will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Monday at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, Deacon Dean Herman celebrant. Military Honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Cremation will follow.
Contributions in memory of Al may be made to St. Margaret’s Catholic School.
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