Alwynne Marie (Reese) Bales age 71, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Northville, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Friday January 11, 2013 after an 18 year fight with cancer. She returned to God’s glory at her home with family members by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Louise Reese of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Surviving are her husband of 47 years John A. Bales, her children Shawn Marie (Douglas A.) Doyle, John Anthony (Susila R.) Bales, Amy Suzanne (Robert B.) Lathrop and sister Sandra Schulz and brothers Anthony (Debra) and Leonard (Denise) Reese. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Alwynne will be offered on Monday afternoon January 14, 2013 at 4:30pm at St. Alphonsus Church, 224 Carrier St. with Rev. Patrick Grile CSsR as celebrant. Visitation at the church one hour prior to the mass on Monday. Anyone considering an expression of sympathy is asked to contribute to the St. Alphonsus Capital Campaign, 224 Carrier St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 or a charity of one’s choice.