Chester J. Sayles
Died: Thursday, March 22, 2018
 Chester J. Sayles, 64 of Hessel, Simmons Settlement, passed away peacefully at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital on THursday, March 22  following a 2 year struggle with ALS. He was born In ST.Ignace on December 23,1953 to Charles and Anna Mae ( Lee) Sayles.  He graduated from LaSalle High School  has worked for the State of Michigan Corrections in Kincheloe in Maintenance for 19 years, retiring because of ill health. He also sailed for the American Steamship Co, and worked on the Chief Wawatam. He was a family man, and loved his family and his grandchildren.
He married Connie (Grove) on December 27,1977, and she survives. Also 2 daughters, Carrie and Craig Dornbecker, ST.Ignace, and Chrystal and James Kempka, Hessel, and s son, Thomas C. Sayles of Hessel. sisters, Alice Switlepki and Frank of Port Huron, and Bunny Rickley, ST.Ignace and and Carlotte and Lee Marshall, trout Lake a sister in law, Linda Sayles, Hessel;. and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents,and a brother , CHarles"Bob" Sayles and a brother in law, Robert  Rickley..
Funeral services will be  Thuursday, March 29 at 12 noon at the Zion Lutheran Church in St.Ignace with  Rev David  Tielbar officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 until service time on THursday.  Burial will be in Simmons Settlement Cemetery later in the spring. Dodson Funeral Home, ST.Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.
Guest Book Entries:
Tom and Pam sutton
March 27th, 2018 4:49 pm
Was so sorry to read of Chet's passing. He was a great guy and had a wonderful family. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him
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