Albert "Al" Tuffelmire, 74
Albert "Al" Tuffelmire, 74, of Allegan passed away at the University of Michigan Medical Center surrounded by his family on Dec. 4, 2015.
Al was born June 7, 1941, in Allegan. He was a graduate of Allegan High School, served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was proprietor of Allegan True Value Hardware store for more than 40 years before retiring and selling the business to his son Greg. It was one of Al's greatest joys he was able to pass on the family business his father Carl started more than 60 years ago.
Al is survived by his wife of 47 years, Loranna; two daughters Kari Tuffelmire and Tracy (Tuffelmire) Padot and her husband Tim; son Greg Tuffelmire and his wife Kelly; four grandchildren, Tyler, Kali, Nicholas and Porter; two brothers, Dale and Tom Tuffelmire; a sister Linda (Tuffelmire) Muenzer; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ethel Tuffelmire.
Friends and family remember Al's love of tractors, trips to the casino and working on the family farm. He was a generous and loyal husband, father and grandfather.
A memorial open house will be Saturday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hartman Conference Center.
In his honor, the Allegan True Value Hardware store will close at 2 p.m. that afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the charity of one's choice.