Obituaries

Frank John Klassen, 73, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on March 16, 2017.  Frank was born in Gladwin, Michigan, on  June 5, 1943, a son of the late Ella Mae (Foote) and Frank Klassen.  Frank married Leah Carol Blakeslee on July 30, 1962 in Corry, Pa. They were married for 51 years before...
Rick Hetrick, 51, of Grayling, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 51 years.    Rosary will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic of Mancelona on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Upon completion of the Rosary, visitation will take place up until just before the Requiem Mass...
Ernest Wayne “Ernie” Winston, 76, of Marysville, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was born May 14, 1940, in Grayling to the late Ernest Walter and Bernice Aletha Winston.  He married Gloria “Jean” on February 20, 1965, in Grayling.   Ernie worked as a union laborer in the construction industry...
Arthur Ralph Thayer, 91, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on March 8, 2017. Arthur was born in Caledonia, Michigan, on September 15, 1925, a son of the late Lennah (Vaughn) and Burt Owen Thayer.  Art graduated from Chesaning High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. Art was...
Gail Leslie (Goss) Stahl, age 62 of Gainesville, Florida, passed away at her home on March 9, 2017,  surrounded by her loving family.  Gail was born on May 19, 1954, in Grayling, Michigan, and is survived by her loving son, Ryan; parents, Leslie (Marlene) Goss and Therese (Richard) Bailey as...
Eileen "Ma" Ryska  passed away on March 8, 2017, after many bouts of pneumonia and congestive heart failure, yet never lost her sense of humor or determination.    Eileen was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 5, 1930.  She is preceded in death by her husband of twenty years, Anthony Ryska...
Anthony Louis Johns, 33, of Grayling, passed away on March 12, 2017. A private memorial service will be held. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.  
Patricia Ann Legg, 87, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on March 5, 2017. Patricia was born on February 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Ethel (Sadler) and Lloyd Berry, Sr. She graduated from Grayling High School in 1949. Patricia married Donald L. Legg on October 3, 1949, at the Michelson...
Jeanine E. Jensen, 83, of Guthrie Lakes, Michigan, passed away on February 23, 2017. Jeanine was born in Grayling, Michigan, on February 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Evelyn (VanSickle) and Thorvald Sorenson.  She married Earl Jensen on November 1, 1952, in Grayling, Michigan.  Jeanine...
Mary Essmaker, 46, passed away on February 21, 2017.  Mary is survived by her parents, Bill and Anne Essmaker; her biological mother, Pat Nixon; her sister, Lora (Ken) Stoddard; brothers, John Southworth, Bill (Kelly) Essmaker, Erik (Laura) Essmaker, Terry Essmaker; sister, Rebecca Essmaker.  ...

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