Obituaries

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...
Doyle Jay Doty, 88, of Grayling, passed away on December 30, 2018. He was born in Traverse City on December 21 1930 to the late Beaulah (Reynolds) and Jay Doty. Doyle served in the US Army during the Vietnam era, retiring after 20 years of service to our country. He married the former Jessie...
Robert James Chappel 64 of Grayling, died Thursday morning December 27th. “Robbie” as he was known to his four sisters was born in Detroit Michigan on 22 May 1954, the son of Robert Wayne & Eileen Delores (Sorenson) Chappel.  He spent his early life in Harper Woods Michigan.  He...
Sharon Lee Stinson, 73, of Gwinn, died Friday morning, January 4, 2019 at UP Health System-Marquette.    She was born January 18, 1945 in Grayling, Michigan to Charles F. and Donna (LeMonte) Williams.   Sharon graduated from Grayling High School in 1963 where she was an active participant in...
Howard Richard Madsen, 91, of Grayling, passed away on December 14, 2018.  Howard was born March 5, 1927 in Grayling, Michigan to the late Stanley and Bernice Madsen.  He never resided anywhere but Grayling with the exception of wintering in Florida in a few of his senior years.  Howard was...
Daniel D. Thayer, 74, of Grayling, died Monday afternoon, December 17, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Charlevoix, after a short battle with gastric cancer. He was born October 14, 1944 in Gilford Township, Tuscola County, son of the late Robert Wales and Leora (Spencer) Thayer.  On February 4...
Neil Justin Jozsa, 38, of Traverse City (formerly of Grayling), passed away on December 14, 2018.  He was born on October 1, 1980 in Flint, Michigan to Dennis and Pamela (Rowland) Jozsa. Neil attended Grayling schools and Northwestern Michigan College for welding. Neil enjoyed spending time...
William Roger Gildner, Jr., 58, of Grayling passed away peacefully into God’s hands December 17, 2018. Survived by father, William (Fiance Barbara) Gildner, Sr.; brothers, Steven Gildner, Timothy Gildner and Ronald Gildner; and many nieces and nephews.  Bill is preceded in death by his mother...

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