Alice Heslip

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 9, 2009

Alice K. Heslip, age 58, of 1603 South 14th Street, Escanaba passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alice was born March 23, 1951 in Ishpeming the daughter of John and Elma (Elo) Haltunen. She has lived in the Escanaba area for many years and worked as a cook in several restaurants in the area. Alice enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes, as well as nature, camping and cookouts, drawing and painting, scrapbooking, card making, music and animals, especially dogs. She cherished most the time she spent with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Alice is survived by:

2 Daughters: Gail (Dan) Brazeau of Escanaba; Myra Heslip of Escanaba

1 Son: Jesse Heslip of Escanaba

2 Grandchildren: Adrian and Reid Brazeau

Her mother: Elma Haltunen of Ishpeming

Special Friend: Betty Dahn of Gladstone

She was preceded in death by her father.

Memorial Services for Alice will be Friday, June 12, at 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone with Rev. Jonathan Schmidt officiating. The Heslip family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alice

0 Tributes for “Alice Heslip

    Gail and Myra, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Remember, she will always live in your heart.
    Cathy Paul
    Gladstone, MI

    I’ve known Alice for many years, as I also am a friend of Betty Dahn’s. We’ve had many good times thru those years, lots of laughs.

    Alice always had a big smile and Hi when you seen her. I always had great admiration for her cooking talents, she was always happy to share her ideas with you, especially when asked about how do I make this?

    My thoughts are with her Family and with our friend Betty.

    She will be missed by many.

    Gloria Kohnert
    Gladstone, MI

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Alice. I had not seen her in years but often wondered how she was doing. I always enjoyed talking with her when Mike, Jesse and the boys were building their famous treehouse! She was a sweet and very loving lady. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you.

    Jay & Karen Belcher, Michael & Brenda Lahti
    Gladstone, MI

    Just wanted to say that I’m thinking of you Myra and Gail. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jennifer Truitt
    Gladstone, MI

    Gail, Myra and Jesse,

    My prayers are going out to you asking that you feel the Lord’s presence as you endure the loss of your mother. I believe your Mom is resting in the Lord’s embrace, where she will no longer feel pain, discomfort, or sadness but will experience lasting peace and joy!

    Joan Ecclesine
    Manistique, MI

    Gail & Dan & family, Myra, Jesse & Elma,

    My heart goes out to all of you in the loss of your mother,grandmother and daughter. Alice and I were good friends who grew up together in Cleveland Location in Ishpeming. We had a lot of fun and I have so many fond memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sue Lampi
    Ishpeming, MI


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mama Alice was an EXCEPTIONAL woman and she will be sorely missed. You were and still are a WONDERFUL daughter as your love and loyalty never wavered during her difficult journey. We are so very sorry for your sadness. All of our love and prayers……

    Kristen, Kasi, Jake and Pug
    Escanaba, MI

    I worked with Alice years ago and would see her once and awhile after that. She had such a good heart…and always had a smile and words of encouragement when I bumped into her. My condolences to her Mom and the kids. She will be missed!

    Mike Gendron
    Gladstone, MI

    I use to work with Alice years ago at the Log Cabin. We became good friends and good phone buddies. We had a lot of good talks and lots of laughs too. She was a wonderful person and I will always treasure our friendship.

    Mike Gendron
    Gladstone, MI

    I am deeply saddened to read of Alice’s struggle with cancer and passing. I thought of her a lot over the years and extreamly regret not keeping in touch. Alice was a beautiful person and friend. We went to high school together, were good friends in our last high school years, and her parents were wonderful to me. I will always remember Alice with the utmost respect and love. it is a tragic loss and my heart goes out to you all.

    Donna Taylor-Kidd
    Franksville, WI

    Myra, Gail and Jesse, I want to send you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful Mother. I know she will be sadly missed by you children, and also all who knew her and loved her. She was a very special and brave lady, and my heart goes out to you. Love (gramma Sue)

    Sue Lefever
    Escanaba, MI

    I’m so sorry foe the loss of Alice. It was a pleasure to be able to take care of her for the last few months at Pinecrest. I will miss but never forget the good times I had with her, bowling with the Wii and tossing around the bean bags. Take care and good luck

    Traci Dunlap CNA
    Escanaba, MI

    I will always remember Alice fondly. My whole family has known her for many years. She will be missed, if fact I remember babysitting for her 2 daughters Gail & Myra….my heart goes out to you’s. I know how hard it is to lose your mother. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

    Lulu Beauchamp & family
    Escanaba, MI

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