Alexander S Kota

July 24th, 1937 to June 14th, 2020

Alexander Stephen Kota, 82, of Marysville, died peacefully Sunday, June 14, 2020 surrounded by his family.

He was born July 24, 1937 in Port Huron to Manuel and Margaret Kota. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandra L. Baldwin, on December 14, 1957 in Muskegon.

Alex was a salesman with Wonderbread for over 25 years until his retirement. He made many wonderful friends during these working years. Alex was a talented high school and collegiate athlete who was recruited professionally by the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. He remained an avid sports fan throughout his life and especially liked the Tigers, Red Wings and U of M. In his spare time, Alex enjoyed fishing, bowling and golfing. More than anything, he loved spending time with his beloved family. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the loves of his life, as he was theirs.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sandra; four children, Stephanie (William) Trout, Andrea (Peter) Biondo, Kathleen Kota, and Alexander “Chip” Kota; three grandchildren, Kaitlin (Jason) Gray, Zachary Trout (DeAmber Adams), and Karissa Kaufman; two great grandchildren, Averi Alex Gray and Jason Robert Gray; four step-grandchildren, Tracie (Scott) Turner, Sarah Horan, Nick (Heather) Biondo, and Kathleen (Matt) Wade; 16 step great grandchildren, Braden, Addison, and Brock Turner, Cole, Reagan and Piper Horan, Brooks, Adrian, Dylan, and Tristan Biondo, Campbell, Teagan, Mila and Henley Wade and Braeden and Sydney Gray; sister, M. Suzanne Brisbois; sisters-in-law, Michelle (Harold) Graves, Melody (Dale) Dewey, and Jacquie (David) Swensen; brother-in-law, William (Sheila) Baldwin; special nephew, Randy (Carolyn) Parker; and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Kota; brothers-in-law, Clayton Brisbois and Robert (Laura) Baldwin; sister-in-law, Mary Brown; and other special family members.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Marysville Funeral Home. A limited number of visitors will be allowed in at a time. Please wear a mask for the safety and comfort of others. All are welcome to gather in the funeral home parking lot at 1:00 p.m. for the procession to Riverlawn Cemetery in Marysville where a graveside committal service will take place at 1:30 p.m. The Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate. Pallbearers will be Alexander “Chip” Kota, Peter Biondo, William Trout, Zachary Trout, Jason Gray, Randy Parker, Harold Graves, and William Baldwin. A recording of the service will be available on Alex’s obituary page of the funeral home website on Friday morning.

Memorials may be made to the family for his grandchildren and great grandchildren with checks payable to Andrea Biondo. To send condolences, visit


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