Alice Marie Bergeron, age 94, of Rapid River passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone.
Alice was born on February 8, 1927 in Rapid River, the daughter of Dallas and Mildred (Mornson) Kniskern. She was born, raised and lived the majority of her life in the house her grandfather built. She graduated from Rapid River High School in 1945 and continued her studies at Northern Michigan University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She began her teaching career at the Bungalow one-room schoolhouse on the Stonington Peninsula for four years where she taught Kindergarten through eighth grades. Alice continued to teach for 42 years in the Perkins and Rapid River School Districts. She was a lifelong member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Rapid River. She was also a proud member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Terrace Bluff Golf Club.
Alice is survived by her children, Joseph (Mary Beth) Bergeron of Gladstone, Jon (Pamela) Bergeron of Suamico, WI and Mary (Gary) Brayak of Rapid River; grandchildren, Erin (Chris) Michael, great grandson Holden, Adam (Sarah) Bergeron, Matthew (special friend, Stephanie) Bergeron, Callie Bergeron, Tara Bergeron, James Brayak, Gregg (Mandi) Brayak, Dan (Amber) Brayak, 4 great grandchildren; sister Marion Parks of Claremore, OK, brother-in-law Howard Hetzel of Tomahawk, WI and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Arthur (Patricia) Kniskern, sisters Mildred Kniskern, Patricia (John) Lagina, June Hetzel, brother-in-law James Parks, and granddaughter Mary Alice Bergeron.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 29 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Rapid River. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM with Father William Ssozi officiating. Alice will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.