Michael Gauden

GAUDEN, Michael J. Jr., 71, of Alpena died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at home.

He is survived by his wife Susan; four children by his first marriage to Rebecca (Adams) Gauden, Chris (Shannon), Debbie Bowen (Mike), Pam Taylor and Carrie (Lane) Whiteside; nine grandchildren, Nick, Shawn, Joey, Reilly, Kayla, Torie, Jeremy, Alexa and Avery; two stepchildren, Sarah (Phil) Hainstock and Ryan Barnard; three brothers, Frank, Paul and Joseph (Karen); and two sisters, Mary (Barry) Beardlee and Kathleen (Josh) Clarke and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will gather at the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, from 2-7 p.m. funeral service begins at the funeral home with Rev. Tad Martin officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 2496 immediately following.