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Mr. Alvin  J. "Al" Monarch, Jr.

Mr. Alvin J. "Al" Monarch, Jr.
  • October 26, 1943 - April 18, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“I remember working with Al. What a nice person, a nice co-worker, a very nice friend. The last time I saw Al was in Meijer Market. We always...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Norma Green Ludlow - MI

“What a great guy will miss him alot always happy to see him throughout my life ...Helen and family thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Rick THURMAN - battle creek, MI

“So sorry to hear abot Al. We was my supervisor alot when I worked in the plant. I loved working for him. Prayers to the family! Paula Fornell ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Fornell - Washington, NC

“So very sad to hear about the passing of my great Beaumont neighbor. Only knew him for the short time I own the house next to him. He was always a...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Stacy Conine - Battle Creek, MI

“He would always come into my place of employment with the sweetest smile and say hi kiddo! I adored this man he always showed such a kind heart and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kathie Converse - Battle Creek, MI

“Worked with Al at Kellogg's and greatly enjoyed his company and the ragging on each other we did. Super sense of humor! Very sorry to hear of his...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ray rowles - Battle Creek, MI

“I am very sad to hear of "Big" Al's passing. Al was fun to work with and a great guru of cereal production and life. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Gray - Holland, MI

“Helen, Very sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure to work with Al at Kellogg's. Keeping you in our memory and Prayers ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Wayne Gould - Nashville, MI

“Big hugs and lots of prayers to Uncle Al and my Michigan family. We are there in spirit for sure. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Renee Lockhart - Etna, OH

“To the Monarch FamilyWe am so very sorry for your loss.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless you all during this difficult time...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Anne Clark (Taft) - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear about this. Condolences to the family. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Eloys ( Root) Hall - Battle Creek, MI


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Alvin J. "Al" Monarch, Jr., age 76, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 18, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek on October 26, 1943, the son of Alvin J. and Margaret M. (Williamson) Monarch. Al graduated from Harper Creek High School with the Class of 1961 and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He retired from the Kellogg Co. after more than 18 years and had also worked at Clark Equipment and Carquest Auto Parts. Al enjoyed fishing, building & working on houses, and spending time with his family.

Al married the "Love of His Life", Helen L. Cochrun in Etna, Ohio on November 23, 1962; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Eric (Dena) Monarch, Tonia (Rick) Myers, and Andrea (Andrew) Langs, all of Battle Creek; three grandchildren, Kay (Craig) McKinnon, Chase Carl, And Dustin Carl; two great grandchildren, Breslyn McKinnon and Miles McKinnon; six brothers & sisters; and several nieces & nephews.

Due to recent government regulations, a private family service has been held and a public gathering will be held later in the year when it is once again safe to gather together. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Grace Hospice of Kalamazoo or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.