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Dell Lynn (McDonnell) Aikens

February 11, 1939 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Dell Lynn Aikens, 82, of Lachine passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Dell Lynn McDonnell was born in Alpena on February 11, 1939 to the late Elmer and Lucille (Goulette) McDonnell.  She married David Aikens on September 6, 1958.  She worked at the K-Mart pharmacy until her retirement.  She is a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Red Hat Society, enjoyed reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  With her kindness and compassion to all, she will be affectionately remembered as “mom” to countless people.

Surviving are her husband David; 6 children, Mary Burns, Denise (Denny) Grulke, Karen (Dale) Haugen, Brian (Christine) Aikens, Julie (Charles) Ferguson-Powers, Gordon (JoAnn) Aikens; daughter-in-law, Melanie Aikens; 24 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Patricia Curtis, Jane Allen; brother-in-law, Charles Hobson; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Aikens was preceded in death by son, Paul Aikens; sister, Jacqueline Hobson.

Visitation will take place on Thursday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Fitzpatrick officiating.  For those unable to attend both the prayer service and Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed at www.bannanfuneralhome.com.

Interment: St. Rose Cemetery

Memorials: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or Compassus Hospice

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Prayer Service
Thursday
May 6, 2021

7:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Friday
May 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
3439 Herron Road
Herron, MI 49744

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
May 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
3439 Herron Road
Herron, MI 49744

Donations

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Herron MI 49744

Compassionate Care
1223 S. State Avenue, Ste. A, Alpena MI 49707