Al Pontius MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Services were held here last week for Al Pontius, founder of the six-store Al's Supermarkets chain in Indiana. He died Jan. 6 of cancer at age 81. Pontius opened the first Al's location in Michigan City after returning from Navy service in 1946. His Lakeshore Foods company eventually added a location in Michigan City, as well as stores in LaPorte and South Haven, Ind., and a Barney's Market store in New Buffalo, Mich. Pontius' son Gil runs the company today, ...

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