Alfred Gausden

Obituary of Alfred Henry Gausden

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Alfred Gausden, a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on November 29, 2023, in Traverse City, Michigan, surrounded by family, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, love, and cherished memories. Born on July 2, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, to Vera June and Arthur William Gausden (both preceded in death), four brothers Harlen, Arthur (Larry), William (Bill), and Ronnie (all preceded in death).

Alfred lived a life marked by humor and devotion. He is survived by his wife Deborah Gausden and his children David Gausden (preceded in death) Christine Gausden, Bret Gausden, and Kelli Gausden, stepchildren James Kittle, Venus Stone, Tandi Lewis, and Crystal Salome. He has left behind a ton of grandkids and even some great-grandkids, and several nieces and nephews, to say he left behind a Legacy would be an understatement.

Alfred dedicated years of hard work to Boag Cold Storage, a talented painter and the head bouncer of several bars throughout the years. He was a man of diverse talents, bringing laughter and security to those around him. His love for music was rivaled only by his zest for life, continually surprising and entertaining loved ones with his playful antics and jokes. He found solace and joy in the serene pursuits of hunting and fishing, embracing the beauty of Michigan's northern landscapes when he was able. Alfred's heart belonged to his family. He found his greatest joy in the presence of his wife, Deborah Gausden, his children—both biological and step—and his cherished grandchildren and great-grandkids. A passionate supporter of the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Red Wings, Alfred embodied the true spirit of a sports enthusiast. His laughter resonated most during family gatherings, holidays, and summer vacations, where his infectious spirit illuminated every moment with love and humor. His legacy lives on in the laughter and love he shared with all fortunate enough to know him.

Alfred Gausden will be deeply missed and forever remembered for his vibrant spirit, genuine love for people, and his ability to bring joy and laughter to those around him.

May He Rest in Peace.

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Alfred Gausden

1945 - 2023

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