Obituaries

James Jay Ryan, the only son and third child of John and Ida Lewis Ryan, was born on January 20, 1948 in Lansing, Michigan. Jim spent his childhood in Lansing with summer visits to the cottage at Clear Lake near Big Rapids. He graduated from Waverly High School and studied surveying at Lansing...
Celebration of Life for Doug Donaldson, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1-4 p.m. City Park Pavillion, Downtown Grayling. Hosted by the Neal and Donaldson Families.
Ruth Elaine (Hodgins) Nielson passed peacefully from this life in Traverse City, Michigan on May 13, 2022 into long awaited glory with her Savior, Jesus Christ.  Born to Robert E. Hodgins and Lillian Amidon (Seaman) Hodgins on February 5, 1925, she was the youngest of four children (Donald, Bill...
Mark Douglas Colt of Frederic, Michigan passed away on April 29, 2022 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 65. Mark was born March 26, 1957 in Sioux City, Iowa to Douglas and Vedeane Colt. He grew up in Jefferson, South Dakota and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1975...
Florence Catherine Keller, 77, of Grayling, MI passed away May 8, 2022 at Grayling Munson Healthcare.  Florence was born to Robert and Nancy (Hardin) Scott on April 22, 1944 in Elizabethton, TN. She loved her "Little Man" furbaby and enjoyed doing puzzles and word searches. She also enjoyed...
Daniel Raymond Root, 76, of Grayling, passed away on May 18, 2022. He was born on August 30, 1945 in Detroit to Raymond and Myrtle Root. Dan married Joann Strachan on January 3, 2004 in Frederic. Dan worked at Grayling Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for nearly 35 years. Dan loved music and...
John “Bull” Walter Mastej, 65, of Grayling passed away Sunday May 15, 2022. John was born to John and Angeline Mastej on July 21, 1956 in Detroit, MI. John loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He was a member of Harley Crue. Earlier in his life he enjoyed the farm he lived on and taking care of...
Donald “Duke” LaMotte, 84, of Grayling, MI, passed away peacefully in his home on May 19, 2022 from complications with congestive heart failure. Duke was born February 21, 1938, to Walter and Anna LaMotte in Grayling.  He was the fifth of seven sons in a small house on Brink St.  After...
JoAnn Marie (Korhonen) Howes, passed peacefully at home with all of her children by her side on Thursday, May 19, 2022.  JoAnn was born on Christmas Day 1935 in Grayling, Michigan to Walter and Leelah (Gierke) Korhonen.  She grew up in Grayling and graduated in 1954 from Grayling High School.  ...
Larry L. Stephenson (71) passed away from a sudden illness on Thursday, March 3, 2022. A celebration of life was held on Sunday, March 27 2022 at Carnes Funeral Home in  Texas City, Texas. Larry was born March 3, 1951 in Piqua, Ohio to parents Art & Velda Stephenson. He retired from the...

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