Stan Aldridge was a staunch financial supporter in the establishment of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 1981, and founder Ken Janke Sr. considered him the co-founder.
The co-founder passed away over the weekend surrounded by family and friends. He was 84.
Stan is remembered in the golf community for rescuing Indianwood Golf & Country Club and turning it into one of the jewels of the sport in Michigan.
Indianwood under his direction was the first home of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, and Aldridge shared the historic golf site with the world in hosting major championships as well as multiple Michigan Section PGA and Golf Association of Michigan tournaments and events and major charitable fundraisers. His family also established themselves in Michigan golf as well. His son Kevin became an award-winning golf course designer and the family owns Lakewood Shores Resort in Oscoda.
Stan was inducted into the Hall in 2005.
Aldridge passed away in May, 2023 at the age of 84.
His published obituary follows:
Mr. Aldridge was well known throughout the community as the owner of Indianwood Golf & Country Club and Lakewood Shores Resort (Oscoda, MI). He was also the founder and creator of Canterbury Village.
Mr. Aldridge was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 for his support and involvement in the Michigan Section of the PGA. He was well known for his participation in many civic and charitable organizations.
Mr. Adridge, of Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 21, 1938 in Detroit.
In 1963, he married his wife Sue and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in just a few weeks. In addition to Sue, he is survived by his children, Kirk Aldridge (Janet), Kevin Aldridge (Shannon), Kelley Osgood, Kimberly Aldridge, Keith Aldridge (Angie) and Katie Palinski (Michael). He also leaves a legacy in his adored grandchildren, Keaton, Alexandra, Rachelle, Danielle, Gabrielle, Kevin, Isabel, Hunter, Cooper, Analise, Laker, Gunner, Walker, Mackenzie, Mack, Megan and his great grandchildren, Lyla, Payton and Landon.
The family will receive friends at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Orion. Details to be announced on the Indianwood website, iwgcc.com
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.