Obituaries

Rose Evelyn Gleason, age 89 of Gaylord, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Rose was born in Grayling, Michigan to Fred and Mae (Valencourt) Bishaw on August 16, 1929.  One of seven children, she grew up with a deep love and appreciation for her family.  Rose and Jim raised their...
Larry Howard Ruark, 76, of Grayling, passed away on October 6, 2018. Larry was born on June 22, 1942 in Wayne, Michigan to the late Howard  and Gertrude (Dunbar) Ruark.   He married Judy Decker on April 24, 1999 in Grayling.  Larry was a member and faithfully served at  Grayling Assembly of...
Joe Porter, 84, passed away peacefully in New Albany, Ohio, October 2, 2018.   Joe was born December 14, 1933 to Howard and Betty Porter in Fostoria, Ohio.   He started spending his summers on Lake Margrethe when he was 6 months old and never lost his love of the lake and the Grayling...
Ena Delores Iverson, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home in Grayling, Michigan, with her family by her side.  She had lived in Grayling since 1989, formerly of St. Helen.  Ena was born on June 27, 1933 in Sherry, Wisconsin, to Leo and Ena (Lyon) Chapinski.  She...
Zachary “Bugzy” Lytle, age 40, of Roscommon, died October 2, 2018.   Services have been held and arrangements were by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon.  
Jacqueline Anne Bonkowski, 78, of Grayling, passed away on September 30, 2018. She was born on April 15, 1940 in Riverview, Michigan to the late William and Anne (Bozynski) Matthews. Jacqueline was the first homecoming queen ever at Trenton High.  She married William John Bonkowski, Jr. on...
Floyd "Buddy" Johnson 93, of Grayling, Michigan (and formerly of LaFayette, Alabama), went to be with his Lord, Friday, September 28, 2018, surrounded by his daughters.  He was born in Summit Arkansas on July 25, 1925 to the late Jess and Ivon (Keeter) Johnson. Floyd married Marian Pauley in...
Jacqueline Bonkowski, 78, of Grayling, passed away on September 30. Memorial service will be held on October 13, 2018 at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by...
Mrs. Mary Edith Short, 87, of Lovells Township, Michigan, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at St. Mary's of Michigan Hospital in Saginaw.  She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Before she retired, she drove Dial-A-Ride buses and school buses in Waterford, Michigan...
Longtime Grosse Pointe Woods resident William James Kraus Jr., 68, died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at home with his family. Born April 6, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan to William Sr. and Gloria (Bluhm) Kraus, William grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods and Grayling, Michigan, having attended Marris...

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