Bette L. LaLonde, 97, of Alpena passed away peacefully at Besser Senior Living Community on Nov. 24, 2021.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 18, 1924 to the late Lewis and Alma (Lindsay) Kunze. She married Richard LaLonde in 1948. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Bette enjoyed arts and crafts and was a member of Gone to Pieces Quilting Guild.

Bette is survived by her son, Richard T. (Kay) II of Alpena, daughter, Mary (James) Baker of Salt Lake City, Utah, one granddaughter, Sadee (Caleb Crawford) LaLonde of Sellersburg, Indiana, brothers, Larry Kunze and Lew (Kathryn) Kunze, both of Alpena, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, Richard on March 25, 1954 and sister Sally Kunze.

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church of All Saints Parish starting at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 noon with the Rev. Tyler Bischoff officiating.

Final Resting Place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Alpena

Memorials: Hospice of Northeast Michigan, 145 N. State St., Alpena 49707

Condolences to the family: karpushuntercares.com