Obituaries

Hermione Mai Smith, 5 months old, passed away on October 27, 2018. She was born on May 16, 2018 in Grayling to Nick and Heather (Robinson) Smith. Survived by her parents, Nick and Heather Smith and brother, Talen Smith. Grandparents: Ed and Barb Robinson of Grayling; Penny Smith of Grayling...
James Lee Bond, 83, of Grayling, passed away on October 27, 2018.  He was born on August 16, 1935 in Olivet, Michigan to the late Frank and Alice (Taylor) Bond.  James retired from Lansing Public Schools as a Driver's Education Teacher.  He married Phyllis Irene Randolph on June 16, 1956 in...
Robert Lee (Bob) Welch, 81, of Frederic, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 27, 2018. Bob was born in Frederic on August 14, 1937, to Kendall Edward Welch and Jenny Lee Raymond Welch. While growing up, most of Bob’s childhood and adolescence was spent in and around...
Craig “Rusty” Allen was born on March 18, 1947 and passed away on October 11, 2018. He is loved and remembered as a husband, father, grandfather (“Papa”), brother, uncle, teacher, and friend. Craig led an extraordinary life.  As a boy, he showed remarkable talent as a trumpet player,...
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...

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