Kay F. Alko

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died August 27, 2020

Kay F. Alko, age 84, formerly of Perkins, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Kay was born February 15, 1936, in Gladstone, MI, the daughter of Roy and Blanche (Pettit) Burroughs. Kay completed schooling and graduated in the Gladstone High School class of 1954. In 1960, Kay was united in marriage to her late husband, Richard Alko, and together they shared many wonderful years together. They resided in Perkins, MI, for most of their married life. Kay worked in housekeeping at St. Francis Hospital for almost 30 years. Kay was a devoted member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Gladstone. Kay will be deeply missed by so many.

Kay is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo (Lloyd) Matson and Carol (Octave) Limbask, brother Richard (Sue) Burroughs of Escanaba, MI, 11 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kay is preceded in death by her husband Richard Alko, her parents, sister Helen Snowaert, brother Jack Burroughs, and nieces Janet Arbour and Judy Olson.

The Alko family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Following visiting hours, a funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM.

Everyone attending is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines.

The Alko family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County.

7 Tributes for “Kay F. Alko

    I will miss the conversations we’ve had over the many years. Your determination, pep and spicy personality, your kindness and your love for your wild birds is what I’ll always remember. No doubt you’re keeping everyone on their toes up there in heaven. God bless and prayers for peace for your loved ones.

    Dear Kay, I will miss you so much. You were such a sweet lady. Also, I was amazed to know that you knew my grandma Blanche Alexander & my mom and dad. We gave a hug to each other when I last seen you. So one day in Heaven ..I will forever wait to give you another hug! God bless and Mother Mary protect you always my dear friend.

    Farewell old buddy. We talked many times about this day. But no one ever thinks it will be today. Trust me lady you will be missed. R.I.P.

    I have so very much enjoyed our renewed friendship these past years after going our separate ways as childhood friends and neighbor so many years ago. I can still hear my mom bragging to everyone about Kay’s popcorn being the best you will ever eat! I have so many great memories of us as kids. I always felt we were one blended family living at 905 Minnesota. Just a few years ago I got a birthday card from you and that’s when our friendship began all over again. It was fun to send and receive cards from one another from then on and the newsy letters you wrote were something I always looked forward to reading over and over again. Hearing all about your family brought back so many fond memories. I also enjoyed seeing you when I would go to Gladstone for a family visit only wishing now I had gotten to see you more often than I did. This summer would have been one of those times but the Virus kept me here in Florida this summer. I will miss you Kay, my dear friend. Our friendship hasn’t ended, we have just gone our separate ways again….for awhile.

    RIP Kay. I would be at the services today but I was never notified about you passing away. I had to read it in the paper. I am glad I was able to meet you and some of your family. Mary Jo Matson (biological daughter).

    I was so shocked to find out that Kay passed away. She is my biological mother and I was not aware of her death, no one contacted my sister or me. We found out from a friend. I have kept in touch with Kay for many years, and very glad that we were able to meet each other.
    My sincere condolences to Richard and the family.

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