Albert W. Kienutske Jr.

Albert William Kienutske Jr., age 75, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Born in Lansing, on May 21, 1944, he was a lifelong resident of Nashville. He was the beloved husband of Gayla Kienutske for 42 years and loving father of five children — Tim (Becky) Kienutske, Brian (Wendie) Kienutske, Jowana (Dale) Begerow, Larry Kienutske and Robin(Jim) Fletcher. He is survived by 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; siblings Lonny (Gloria) Kienutske, LaVern (Cherry) Decker, Lorraine Carter(Harold), Rose (Floyd) Cook and Ruth Decker; mother-in-law Audrey Steward; sister- in-law, Nina Glasscock; brother-in-law Lester (Linda) Steward; step sisters, aunts, uncles, several nieces, nephews, cousins, longtime friends Melvin Kellogg and Lonnie Ackley, and many family members in the Owosso area, as well as his beloved dogs.
He was preceded in death by father Albert Kienutske Sr.; mother Dorothy Baker-Kienutske-Decker; son Larry Kienutske; step-parents Hubert (Phoebe) Decker and Leona Decker; father-in-law Clare Steward; grandson Joshua Fletcher; nieces Samantha Cornwell and Lona Cannon.
He was known as ‘Al’ or ‘Billy’ to friends and family, also as ‘K-9’ to those he worked with at GM Oldsmobile in Lansing for more than 42years, where he retired in 2005. He was a huge die-cast car and motorcycle enthusiast, collecting many both big and small over the years as well as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump. Al was a big man with an even bigger heart, who was loved and adored by many with an endless love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a proud father and splendid husband whose absence is deeply felt by his family.
In honor of his wishes, donations were made to Gift of Life. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at noon at the Sunfield United Brethren Church, 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy. in Sunfield, with a luncheon immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Barry County Animal Shelter.