BATES, Albert Stephen, 88, of Hubbard Lake died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at home.

Albert was a life-long resident of the Hubbard Lake area and was a member of Under His Wings Christian Fellowship. He married Loverta Wilds on Sept. 29, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 28, 1976. On Oct. 27, 1978 he married Margaret Key.

Surviving is his wife, Margaret “Peggy”, three children; Gary, Linda (Peter) Rasmussen, Leonard (Leslie), four step-children; Jim (Karen) Hawkins, Janet Dill, Elizabeth Fowler, Robert (Linda) Partlow, numerous grand and great-grandchildren, a sister, Ruth Dewar and a brother, Lee (Violet) Bates. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry, a step-daughter, Phyllis Watchhorn, two sisters, Harriett Kubbe, Marion Kubbe, and a brother, Lowell.

Albert Bates is at McWilliams Funeral Home- Alpena where friends may call on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Art Fournier officiating. Interment will be at Hubbard Lake Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. with military honors provided by VFW Post #2496. On-line condolences may be registered at