He was born April 2, 1918, in Franklin, to Frank and Mary Suhodolcan Ales. He attended Franklin elementary schools. He was visually impaired. He lived his entire life in Franklin working along his father on the family farm.
He was of the Catholic Faith and nearly a 70-year member of the 50 Camp SNPJ Lodge No. 225.
Survivors include three brothers, Charles Ales of the home, who helped provide for his care, Jim Ales of Clearwater, and Frank Ales of Arma; seven sisters, Betty DeVoss of Frontenac, Mary Belmonte of California, Elanora Modderman of Kalamazoo, Miss., Ann Irvin of Albuquerque, N.M., Mildred Ales of Ottawa, Frances O'Bannion of Pamona and Verna Hasselman of Kansas City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bill and Tom Ales.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with Fr. Robert McElwee officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery where the 50 Camp SNPJ Lodge No. 225 will conduct burial rites. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Friskel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay, Frontenac.
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