Obituaries

Laura E. Purtill, 70, passed away January 14, 2019 in Celebration, Florida.  Laura was born in Lansing, Michigan to the late Joseph and Helen (Luger) Vaydik. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Colonel Thomas J. Purtill.  She is survived by her brother John Vaydik of Farwell,...
Elizabeth Deary, age 66, of Higgins Lake, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Grayling, Michigan in the presence and comfort of her family. Liz was born September 23, 1952 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Stitson) Columber.   She married Don Deary on May 13,...
Jerome (Jerry) Steve Kaczynski passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in Grayling, Michigan.  Jerry was born on October 27th, 1934, to Stephen Kaczynski and Mary Cendrowski in Bay City, Michigan.  Jerry graduated from Bay City Central High School. In Jerry's professional life...
Kenneth Anthony Vandecar, 76, of Grayling, passed away on January 7, 2019. He was born in Woodland, Michigan to the late Leon and Olive (Laux) Vandecar. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and computer projects.  Survived by sister Sandra (John) Kunder and brother Terry (Kelly) Vandecar. Stepsons,...
Janet Ann SanCartier, 68, of Grayling, passed away on January 11, 2019. Janet was born on February 5, 1950 to the late Arnold and Thelma (Snyder) Hubbell. She married Wayne SanCartier on October 12, 1984 at St. John Lutheran Church in Grayling.  Janet retired from Mercy Hospital. Survived...
Brandy Marie Rose, 29, of Grayling, Michigan passed from this worldly existence to the next on January 11, 2019.   She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to William and Maria Rose on November 6, 1989.  After growing up between Corpus Christi and Dallas Texas areas, Brandy’s adventurous soul...
Leonard Merle Knutson, 100, of Grayling, Michigan passed away peacefully January 11, 2019.  Leonard was born January 14, 1918 in Cumberland, Wisconsin to the late Critsen and Christina (Dalby) Knutson. He married Elsa Ronata (Diedrich) Knutson February 19, 1941 in Chaska, Minnesota. They...
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of William (“Bill”) E. Diedrich, PhD on December 16, 2018 from a stroke. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Born on March 3, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bill is survived by four children: Susan Diedrich, William (...
Daniel Helton, 70, of Grayling, MI passed away on January 11, 2019.  No public services are planned.  Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com.  Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Jack James Kinsora, 89, of Grayling, passed away on January 3, 2019.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 9, 1929 to the late James and Louise Kinsora.  Jack attended Servite Catholic High School in Detroit.  He served in the US Navy.  Jack married the former Delores Chapel on...

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