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Alonzo Amacher

Alonzo Amacher, 96 of Petoskey, died peacefully at Hiland Cottage Monday evening, November 2, 2009 surrounded by his family. Alonzo was born on January 1, 1913 in Bear Creek Township, MI, the youngest son of the late Fred and Martha (Richards) Amacher. He married the former Beatrice Griffin in May of 1934 and made their home in Bear Creek Township.  Although the Northern Michigan economy forced them to move to Southern and Midwest Michigan, in their hearts and minds, home was always Petoskey. At the age of 16, Alonzo started working at a garage in Conway.  He also helped build many roads in Emmet County, hauling gravel in his Model T truck.  He spent the WWII years repairing military tanks at the Detroit Arsenal.  An Auto and Heavy Equipment Mechanic by trade, he worked at several dealerships in Michigan.  His last 10 years of employment were spent as a night watchman. At the age of 66, he moved back to his beloved Petoskey, where he enjoyed thirty years of retirement., spending most of his time puttering with his collection of old vehicles.  Alonzo never met an old truck he didn’t love. He is survived by a son, Brian (Susan) Amacher of Howard City, MI; 2 daughters, Io Kay (George) Anthony of Sand Lake, MI and Dianne (Bill) Davis of Boyne City, MI; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, infant daughter, Deborah Ann, 4 brothers, Otto, Charles, Arthur and Leo Amacher; and by a sister, Edna Gill. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 9th at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, MI. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.
Arrangements by Stone Funeral Home, Inc.
Petoskey, Michigan.

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