Alan Edward Archambault

April 1, 1935January 5, 2019

Alan Edward Archambault, “The Dog Walker” of Mason, passed away after a brief illness, on January 5, 2019, at the age of 83.

Alan was born in Saginaw, Michigan April 1, 1935. He served in the Air Force for 4 years after high school then spent 4 years at Michigan State University achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is survived by his loving wife, DeEtta, married for 56 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Linda Plyler (Dan); daughter, Julie Rizzardi (Jim) and son, Jon Archambault (Carol). He has 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Freed (Rocky) and son, Michael Webb (Zenaida).

Alan became a loan officer at East Lansing Savings and Loan for many years. He eventually landed in Columbus, Ohio working for the Small Business Administration as a loan administrator from which he retired in 2001 and moved back to Michigan.

Alan loved his family and his family loved him so much. He was a wonderful husband, a great dad and fun grandpa! He was often found walking in downtown Mason with his beloved Shelties, Smokey and Cody. He was known as “The Dog Walker” to those who didn’t know his name, but knew him and his ready smile. In his early years he loved to motorcycle, camp, and enjoyed retreating to Higgins Lake in the summer. He was also skilled at woodworking and made many projects. He will be remembered as a friendly man who was always ready to talk, share a smile and encourage others. He will be greatly missed.


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Patrick Hicks

January 10, 2019

One of my favorite clients and friend.Big Al as I called him was always in a good mood and always appreciated what you did for him. He just seemed to light up the town with the "pups" in tow,or were they towing him? he will be missed!

Liz Wilson

January 9, 2019

I am sorry to hear of Alan's passing. I so enjoyed talking with him about banking and chatting with the pups.

Mike Hicks

January 8, 2019

Not a day went by when did not see Al walking his furry"kids" down the sidewalk in front of my house. The neighborhood will not be the same withoyt him. Al with Cody and Smokey leading him and barking a high pitched Hello, and a very nice conversation with Mr. Al each time we had the time to do so. He was a gem to talk to and I was happy to know him for the last several years. To Al's family, I share in your grief. He was a grand man and such a positive person. I will miss him dearly.

Tina Stewart

January 8, 2019

Alan will be greatly missed at Fiedler Insurance Agency. We sure loved him stopping by every morning to say hi with his dogs. Such an upbeat happy guy with true care and concern for all those around him. We will miss him so much!