Janelle Schimantowski, age 86 of Frederic, passed away on May 12, 2018. The family will remember her privately. Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service,
Alta A. Babbitt, 88, of Grayling and formerly of Escanaba, passed away on March 18, 2018. Graveside burial service will be held on Friday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m., at Maple Forest Cemetery. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. 
Bill Cole, age 85, of Roscommon, passed away in his home on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Bill was born on November 9, 1932, in Caruthersville, Missouri to Ozzie and Lestie Cole.  Bill is survived by his wife Sally (Sebastian) of 60 years, their children; Charles (Brandy), Terri (Mazin) and John (...
Norman J. Bancroft, 53, of Roscommon, passed away on May 8, 2018. He was born on April 16, 1965 in Grayling, to the late Norman and Audra Bancroft, Jr.  He married Sheila Gass  on April 28, 1989.  Survived by his wife Sheila; daughter, Ashley (John Beaulieu) Bancroft and her son Tommy of...
Larry Mattis passed away on January 14, 2018. Graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
James Wiltse passed away on December 27, 2017, and Marie Wiltse passed away on December 15, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Jim and Marie on May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Bernard John Fowler, 92, of Grayling, passed away on February 2, 2018. Memorial service will be held at Grayling Eagles, M-72 East,  on May 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Earl Sancartier, 65, of Coggon, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.  A celebration of Earl’s life was held Wednesday, May 2, at the Coggon American Legion. Earl was born November 22, 1952, the son of Walter and Elenora (Winston) Sancartier in Grayling,...
Joyce Elaine Peterson, 77, of Grayling passed away peacefully April 25, 2018, surrounded by her family.  Joyce was born to the late Donald & Thelma (Wisebaker) Sims in Findlay, OH on October 20, 1940.  Joyce always had a smile on her face, known for her comical nature and quick way of...
Memorial graveside service for Yvonne Bindschatel on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2 p.m., at the Oakwood Cemetary in Frederic.  


Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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