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Lena Risteau

May 4, 1942 ~ November 25, 2018 (age 76)

Lena Marie Risteau, 76 of Central Lake, died November 25, 2018 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

   She was born May 4, 1942 in Charlevoix, the daughter of Charles and Pauline (Patterson) Alexander.

   Lena loved her family.  She enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and she loved their family picnics.   Lena liked to watch Western TV shows especially those with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Tom Selleck.  Music by Elvis Presley was her favorite.

   Surviving Lena are her children Gay Swan of Central Lake, Pauline “Polly” (Don Bickel) Risteau of Warren, Robert “Bobby” Risteau of Central Lake, step daughter Kathy (Jerry) Cameron of Mancelona, grandchildren David, Samantha, Sara, Lisa, Tina, Dallas, great grandchildren Ryan, Avery, Tabitha, Bella, Shayla, Vance, Amelia, Walker, sister in law Sue Alexander of Grand Rapids and brother in law Jim Risteau of Central Lake.  Preceding her in death was her husband Arnold “Sonny” Risteau, her parents, and her later in life partner, Garry Arnold.

   A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Central Lake with Pastor Gary Bekkering officiating.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Help From My Friends Animal Shelter, 3820 Ritt Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615 or Antrim County Animal Shelter PO BOX 568, Bellaire, MI 49615.  Interment will be in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake

   Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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