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Alfred H. “Al” Gaynier

June 21, 1934-February 7, 2017




Alfred H. “Al” Gaynier passed away Tuesday evening at 5:57 p.m. at home with his loving family at his side. He had been ill for 7 months.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Anne Church. The church pastor, Rev. Anthony Camilleri, will celebrate Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born June 21, 1934 in Monroe, Al was the son of Leo and Lena (Weipert) Gaynier. He married the love of his life, Sharon Schaub, on August 21, 1965 at St. Charles Church, with Father Raymo presiding.

Al was a 1953 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School. He served in the Army from 1954-1956, stationed in Korea for 16 months. Al worked as a carpenter before working as a Tool and Die Maker for Ford Motor Company in Monroe for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Anne Parish and of Frenchtown Senior Citizens. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, carpentry, playing cards, walking, spending time at his place up north, caring for his apple orchard, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, Al is survived by two daughters, Christine (James) Stanford of Monroe, and Julie (Steven) Hall of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and six grandchildren, Jesse, Noah, Hope, and Joseph Stanford, and Madison and Miranda Hall.

He was preceded in death by five siblings, Leo (Lucille) Gaynier, Sr. Leonora Gaynier, IHM, Eunice (Randall) Brancheau, Mary (Alton) Langton, and Bernadette (Arnold) Lanier.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne Church, ProMedica Hospice of Monroe, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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6 Responses to Alfred H. “Al” Gaynier

  • Bobbi Marshall says:

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. Al will be dearly missed! Love to all of you, Bobbi, Ken, Calvin and Andrew Marshall

  • Tina Owens says:

    Praying for you all God’s comfort & Peace & that Jesus will carry you all through & you will feel his loving presence! Great Uncle Al was such a blessing & I will greatly miss him, and until we meet again in Heaven I will cherish my memories with him. I really enjoyed visiting him in the nursing home & visiting him in these last couple of weeks. Great Memories! Love you all very much! Tina Owens

  • Julie Riegel says:

    So sorry! Know that we are thinking about you with love.

  • Corinne Dyer says:

    Sharon, I just heard the news and am so sorry. My prayers are for you and your family.

  • Judy Oconnor says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing..
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Rita Schaefer & Carlex Family says:

    Sorry for your loss your Carlex family is here for you with prayers.

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