Obituaries

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...
Howard Madsen, 91, lifelong resident of Grayling, passed away on December 14, 2018. A Celebration of Howard’s Life is being planned for late spring 2019.  Full obituary will be published in next edition of the Avalanche.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com...
Josephine Ann Edelmann, 78, of Grayling, passed away on November 27, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 18, 1939 to the late James Radford and Mamie (Albritten) Waldrop.  Josephine was a lifelong member of Church of Christ. She was active in Wisdom of Women group in Grayling...
Marjorie F. Roper, 94, of Grayling passed away peacefully December 11, 2018.  Marge was born in Grayling Mercy Hospital in 1924. She was the daughter of Edward and Mary Sisco who had a farm near Higgins Lake. She married the late Roy C. Roper Jr. in 1948. Roy passed away in 1976 of a terminal...

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