Obituaries

Jack Gordon Metiva, 85, of Bear Lake Township, passed away on November 4, 2017. He was born in Tuscola County to the late Ivan and Antone (Zelenka) Metiva.  He married Mary Ellen Crosby on April 30, 1955, in Akron, Michigan.  Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting...
Sally Lynn (Minnear) Borrousch went home to Heaven, Monday, October 30, 2017. Sally was born in Shepherd, on April 13, 1939, the daughter of Jack and Frances Minnear. She was a ray of sunshine to all; sharing her warmth, love, compassion, her brilliant smile and contagious laughter.  She was...
Robert (Bobby) Long, beloved son and father to Emma Marie Long, passed away at age 34 on October 20, 2017.  The causes are pending. He is survived by brothers, Tim Long (Theresa), and Matt Card; and sister, Tia Gertken (Ryan). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Neil and Catherine...
Norman Ward Schmoock, 86, of Grayling, passed away on October 22, 2017.  Norman was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 20, 1931, a son of the late Clara B. (Brandt) and Waldemar Schmoock. Norman married Shirley Dianne Newland on December 19, 1983. He served 34 years in the U.S. Army and...
John Gilbert Cottrill, 55, of Tampa Bay, Florida, formerly of Frederic, Michigan, passed away August 26, 2017. John was born July 14, 1962, in Onsted, Michigan. He is survived by his children: Richard McKee (Autumn) of Grayling, John McKee of Alpena, Connie McKee of Charlevoix, Dennis McKee...
Holly Denise Shippy, 44, of Houghton Lake passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at home following a long illness. Holly was born on August 17, 1973, in Grayling, Michigan, to Frederick and Balkis (Fathi) Shippy.  Holly grew up in the Grayling and Houghton Lake areas and graduated from...
Frieda L. Volkenborn, age 92, of Beaver Creek Township, died October 14, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Funeral services were held October 18 at Beacon Assemble of God Church in Roscommon.  Arrangements by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon.
Norman Schmoock, 86, of Grayling, passed away on October 22, 2017.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, between 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 12 noon. ...
Joseph Melvin Grass, 72, of Luzerne, passed away on October 13, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 5, 1945, to the late Joseph and Mildred (Phillips) Grass. Joseph served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal in the Vietnam War. He was retired from General Motors. Joseph married Donna...
Francis Stephen “Grumpy” Kammer, 86, of Frederic, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born on January 1, 1931, in Whiting, Indiana, to Francis and Amelia Kammer.  Francis married Bunny Kimball on August 19, 1988, at Camp Grayling.  He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer III, after 42...

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