2014-03-12 / Obituaries

Alice B. Popour


Alice B. Popour Alice B. Popour BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Former Gooseneck Lake resident, Alice Bell Popour, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the presence of her family.

She was born April 15, 1920, in Nahma, Mich., the daughter of Amos and Clara (Russell) Ritter and was one of eight children. She attended school and graduated from high school in Nahma.

On March 5, 1955, the former Alice Ritter married William Popour, Jr., in Bowling Green, Ohio. They made their home in the Detroit area for many years and moved to Gooseneck Lake in 1973. William preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1996, after 41 years of marriage. Alice moved to Bloomfield Hills shortly thereafter.

Alice was active in the Nahma Booster Club and Big Springs Euchre Club. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, playing cards, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Crystal Ann Popour; son-inlaw, David Bentley; and her daughter, Joanne Lynn Sobeck (nee Popour); and sonin law Gary Sobeck. She is further survived by eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine greatgreat grandchildren. She was a special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Marie Pizzala (nee Lester); and son, Llewelyn Grant Lester.

A celebration of Alice’s life is being planned for May 24. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home, Manistique, Mich. A service announcement will be placed in the Manistique Pioneer-Tribune at that time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for Alice can be made to Nahma Historical Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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