George C. Gingerick

George C. Gingerick, 78, of Grayling, passed away on April 21, 2020.
He was born in Fostoria, Ohio. He married the former Nancy Reese on January 11, 1964 in Fostoria, Ohio.  George proudly served our country by his service in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years and Michigan National Guard for 16 years. George retired from MATES. Even though he joined the Michigan National Guard he was first & foremost a Marine & Proud of It!  George was a True Patriot. He was never seen out in public without his Marine Corp hat and jacket on. George was a member of American Legion Post 106. He was a Past Commander, 2015 Post 106 Auxiliary Veteran of the year, and participated in Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots.
George enjoyed traveling, his goal was to travel to all 50 states. They did travel to 49 prior to Nancy’s passing. The last state was Alaska. George fulfilled the quest. They collected ash trays to commemorate their journey. The first thing he did when he got off the cruise ship was to go to a souvenir shop to get the Alaska ash tray. Mission accomplished. 
Nancy & George belonged to a square dancing club & enjoyed dancing.  He enjoyed Nascar Racing and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Sr., he even bought a Black Monte in his honor. 
Both he and Nancy enjoyed golf, with her being the better player. George also loved watching western movies, college football, Lions, and Tiger games. George made several trips in the motor home with friends to Detroit Lion’s Games.
George was the previous owner of The Ole Barn (now Tinker’s Junction).
Survived by his brother, John (Linda) Gingerick of Bay City; sisters, Sarah (Carl) Beck of Roscommon, June (Earl) Griffith of Grayling, and Rose  Jurenberg of East Jordan;  sister-in-law,  Mary Jo Gingerick.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. George will be remembered by many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; sister, Donna Malinowski and her husband, Ed; and brother, Louie Gingerick. 
Drive up visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. up until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral.  Visitors must remain in vehicle to pay respects. 
Funeral services will be held on Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home Facebook Page on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. noon. Public may attend on Facebook only due to our current health crisis. 
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
An appropriate Celebration of George’s Life with military honors, will take place when our current health crisis is over.
For those that wish to remember George by memorial contribution, George’s suggestion was AuSable Valley Animal Shelter or Munson Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com
Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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