Obituaries

Richard Harry Thompson, 65, of Grayling, passed away on April 25, 2021. He was born in Kalamazoo on August 6, 1955 to Harry and Nanette (Judd) Thompson. Richard married Wendy Swinehart on February 2, 1974.  Wendy preceded him in death in December 2020. Richard was a devoted brother, husband...
October 2, 1971 to April 29, 2021 Life is more than a mere set of dates; but rather what you do in the dash, and oh what a life Jill led. She was born as one-half of “twin power” to Father Jack Clark Sr. and Darlene DesRochers.  Jill proudly bragged of her 2 amazing children, Tabbitha...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luke Francis Petrosky, 1935-2021. Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Luke was very active in the Grayling community. He has participated in the Rotary, Grayling Sportsman Club and the Grayling Country Club.  Luke came...
Mary Ella Merithew, 55, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away April 28, 2021 at Munson Medical Center. Mary was born in Grayling, Michigan on February 21, 1966 to William Charles and Joann Barbara (Diemert) Merithew. Mary loved her grandchildren and family very dearly. She is going to be very missed...
Jerald LaMotte of Grayling passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021. He will be forever missed by his wife, Marian; children, David and Dawn; son-in-law, Frank Krajenka; grandchildren, Matthew Krajenka and Stephanie, Casey and Katrina Krajenka, Bryan Krajenka and Stacy; great-grandchildren, Gavin...
Feb. 18, 1954 - April 3, 2021 Born in Lansing, Michigan, Bonnie spent her childhood years in Michigan. She joined the Army and was sent to Germany, where she met her husband for life, Pat. They married on May 7, 1976 in Las Vegas. Bonnie left the Army in 1980 to raise their family, although...
Gloria Jean Curtis, 66, of Grayling, passed away on April 21, 2021. She was born in Sandusky, Michigan on October 2, 1954 to the late Ray and Mildred (Flynn) Paling. Gloria married Bruce David Curtis on June 11, 1971. They were married 33 years before he preceded her in death. Gloria was a LPN...
Norman Henry Spinelli
Norman Henry Spinelli, age 88, of Grayling, died on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at his home, and in the presence and comfort of his family. Norm was born July 5, 1932 in Detroit, the son of Herman and Margaret (Conti) Spinelli. He married Irene Stillwell on June 12, 2004. Norm loved his work in law...
David Kissane
David Kissane, age 54, of Grayling, Michigan passed away on April 1, 2021. David was born and raised in the Oak Park and River Forest suburbs of Chicago, where he was a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School and Columbia College. He excelled in both his studies and athletics, ultimately...
Mrs. Gwendolyn J. Sievert, age 92, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Harbor Hospice Poppen House.  She was born on March 7, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan to Henry and Beatrice Rose (Cassidy) Ahman.   She was a past member of the Michelson Memorial UMC in Grayling, Michigan and was currently...

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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

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