Chester Louis Kapala, 87, of Alpena, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Chester was born Dec. 20, 1930, to the late John and Veronica (Smolinski) Kapala in Presque Isle. He served in the Army during the Korean War where he belonged to the infantry division heavy mortar. Chester was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus, and truly enjoyed his time spent with his grandkids. He is survived by his five children, Mike (Donna) Kapala of Reno, Nev., Patricia Shorkey of Bullhead, Ariz., Randy Kapala of Ypsilanti, Lisa Kapala of Palm Harbor, Fla., Sandra (Jesse) Kollien of Alpena; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister Martha. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years; Arlene, and nine siblings. A memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church of All Saints Parish with Rev. Scott Lawler as celebrant. A very special thank you to McLaren Hospice and Home Care for their outstanding care and support. Please visit where you can register your online condolences.