Obituaries

The Grayling Skate Park, located next to City Hall on City Boulevard, hosted the fifth annual Father’s Day Skate Competition on Saturday afternoon, and 10 skateboarders participated. Overall numbers were down a little bit this year for the competition. Event organizers said rain in the forecast...
Mikel Seth Stanley, 52, of Grayling, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a tragic drowning accident. He was born in Carson City, Michigan, on April 11, 1965, to Daryl and Ruthann (Bailey) Stanley.  Mikel married Jill Clark on August 28, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church in Grayling...
Carl H. Neilson, lifelong resident of Grayling, passed away on June 10, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gloria; his children, Jeani Charters (Tom); Louie; Larry and Karen Lawe (Mark).  He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Doug.  He is also survived by grandchildren and...
Patsy Irene Lawe, 84, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on June 18, 2017, at her daughter, Dianne Lawe’s, home in Roscommon. She was born October 17, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Sherman Joseph Holey and Grace Irene Patterson.  She married Allan Cecil Lawe on March 1, 1952. She...
Kesseler, George J, C.L.U., 83, of East Lansing, Michigan, died June 1, 2017.   He lived with pancreatic cancer for over two years.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Nancy (Caris); his parents, George Jerome and Loretta Helena (Sorenson) Kesseler; and a brother, Thomas Kesseler...
Sandra “Sandy” Lee Fekete, 58, of Grayling passed away on June 10, 2017.   Sandy was born in Ithaca, New York, on March 19, 1959, to Charles and Patricia (German) Ditmars of Trumansburg, N.Y.   She was a 1977 graduate of Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, N.Y., and went on to...
Due to unforseen circumstances, the memorial service scheduled for June 24, 2017, at Grayling Free Methodist has been cancelled.
Harvey Rowland, 95, of Grayling, passed away on January 20, 2017. Memorial service will take place at Elmwood Cemetery on July 1, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. with Military Honors, Masonic Service, and Rev. Joe Carpenter officiating. The family would like to invite the public to gather at the Grayling...
Pamela Medsker, 59, of Grayling, passed away on June 14, 2017. Services were held on June 19, 2017. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.  
A Memorial Service for Miranda S. (Canfield) Austin will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grayling

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