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.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.