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Alex Peplinski

December 11, 1934 - April 17, 2020
Traverse City, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Alex R. Peplinski, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 17, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

He was born on a farm in Maple City on December 11, 1934 to Alex and Selma (Popa), who have preceded him in death.

He graduated from Maple City High School in 1953 and excelled in academics, baseball and basketball. He later received an Associate’s Degree from Northwestern Michigan College.

Alex moved to Owosso, Michigan with his family and was employed by Banking Loan Departments, Credit Manager of Department Stores and in Supervision at Johnson Controls. In moving back to Traverse City he worked with Accounting at Phillips Lifestyles, retiring from there.

Alex was very proud of his Polish heritage and truly enjoyed listening (on the internet 24/7) to Polka Music. He enjoyed the Polka Festivals locally and elsewhere. He was also an avid card player (Pepper) and extremely hard to beat. He was a great Detroit Tiger Fan and follower of all Professional Sports. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, a K of C member and the Eagles Club.

Alex is survived by his long time companion and best friend, Dolores Kratochvil; son, Michael (Sheila) of Freeland, Son Dan (Jennifer) of Owosso and daughter, Sandi (James) of Lansing; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and his former wife, Marguerite Peplinski.

Also surviving are a brother, Donald (Marian) Peplinski of Maple City; sister, Dolores (Bill) Eisner of Traverse City and Donna (Al) Williams of Miami, Florida. He will be missed by his family; nieces; nephews and friends.

In addition Alex had been blessed with an extended loving and caring family for many years, being; Doug (Patti) Kratochvil of Traverse City, Joni (Drew) Denoyer of Traverse City and Kevin (Debbie) Kratochvil of Suttons Bay; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his famil

An informal gathering will be held 5pm to 7pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Life Story Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm. Social Separation will be observed with 50 people or less in the room, masks are required. Funeral Mass will be held 10 am, Friday, June 26th at St. Francis Catholic Church, no visitation prior to mass. Final resting place will be in Oakwood Catholic Cemetery. Final resting place will be in Oakwood Catholic Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Cowell Family Cancer Center, St. Francis Catholic Church Building Fund or Mass Intentions.

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