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Mr. Albert Allen Powell, age 77, of Sheridan, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2010 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids. The son of John & Nellie (Headley) Powell, he was born on July 14, 1932 in Crystal.

On July 1, 1972 he married Nancy M. Sizemore and together they enjoyed almost 38 years of marriage. For over 33 years, Albert worked as a meat cutter for Meijer, retiring from the Greenville store. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He had been a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis L. Powell; a brother, Orville Powell; and a sister, Pauline Simpson. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Powell of Sheridan; four children, Albert Powell Jr. of Oscoda, Laurie & Scott Morrison of Detroit, Tonya & Ron Warren, and Robin & Kevin Alton, all of Belding; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Miedema of Cedar Springs and Sharon Hall of Grand Rapids; a brother-in-law, Wayne Sizemore of Kent City; sixteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring Alberts wishes, cremation will take place and memorial services are being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Alberts online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.

The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville, is serving the family.


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  1. Anonymous on May 29, 2010 at 12:00 am


    07/24/2010 –

    Bonnie Staffen

    I am sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

    06/06/2010 –

    Lori (Mosier) Rogers

    Laurie and family ~ so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. I have a lot of fond memories of your dad from when we were growing up and you lived on Carlson Road. My sympathies to all.

    06/02/2010 –

    Michael French

    Nancy and Family: My condolences to you and your family regarding the passing of Albert.
    I always enjoyed talking with him when he stopped into see one of us at the dealership.
    Again, my condolences.
    Michael French Bookwalter Motor Sales, Inc

    06/02/2010 –

    Connie Wirtz

    Al was a great guy in many ways. The father to my best friend (Robin). The husband of a sweet lady(Nancy). The one thing I can always say that I will remember about Al is that he was always smiling. Proud of what he had and worked hard for his accomplishments. I loved him like he was a father. A great man who will be sadly missed.

    06/01/2010 –

    Patty Kroesing

    I send my deepest sympathies to all of you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Al many years. Me and his daughter Tonya have been friends over 30 years. He was a kind and loving man. Peace be with you all.

    06/01/2010 –

    Fran and Kathy Smith

    We will miss him greatly and his stories of the times when you all lived at the lake.

    Michael French


    I would like to send my condolence to the Powell family. In times like this I reflect on the God’s promise in John 5;28,29 of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I hope this note brings you comfort at this time.

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