Clarence John Ojala
Clarence John Ojala – (2/21/40 – 2/17/19) Devoted husband to his wife of almost 52 years, loving father to two daughters, proud father-in-law, super grandpa, son, brother and most importantly, Man of Deep Faith went home to His Father’s House in Heaven on February 17, 2019.
Clarence is survived by his wife Mary (Fegan) Ojala of Grayling, Michigan; daughter Jennifer (Jerry) Andrejack of Durand, Michigan, daughter Melanie (Loren) Starr of Dryden, Michigan; three grandsons, Garret Andrejack, Braden Andrejack and Carter Starr; as well as one brother Stanley Ojala of Portage, Michigan; three sisters, Gladys (Jim) McKiddie of Brimley, Margaret Mathews of Sault Ste. Marie and Mildred Upchurch of Leesburg, Florida; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Alma Ojala, his siblings Reuben Jr., Cecil, Gloria and Eleanor, as well as other extended family members.
Clarence was born on February 21, 1940 in Brimley, Michigan. He graduated from Brimley High School where he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams.
He was a veteran of the United States Army. After his time of service was complete he married his one true love, Mary Fegan, on April 29, 1967 and moved to Grayling, Michigan. They raised their two daughters in Grayling and still reside there.
Though he was a man of few words, he held many titles. He was coach to many kids in Jr. Pro Basketball and teacher to many kids in Sunday School and Church Youth Groups.
He held a variety of jobs over the years, but ultimately retired from Michigan Consolidated Gas Company after 32 years of service.
He loved to hunt, fish, watch sports and spend time outdoors, but he was happiest when he was spending time with his family. He particularly loved to listen to his grandsons tell stories about their adventures.
A Memorial Service is also planned at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling on March 1 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be left to Brimley Congregational Church Building Fund, Calvary Baptist Church Haitian Fund and the Munson Hospice.
Condolences may be left online at www.csmulder. com.