James Wiltse passed away on December 27, 2017, and Marie Wiltse passed away on December 15, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Jim and Marie on May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Bernard John Fowler, 92, of Grayling, passed away on February 2, 2018. Memorial service will be held at Grayling Eagles, M-72 East,  on May 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Earl Sancartier, 65, of Coggon, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family and friends.  A celebration of Earl’s life was held Wednesday, May 2, at the Coggon American Legion. Earl was born November 22, 1952, the son of Walter and Elenora (Winston) Sancartier in Grayling,...
Joyce Elaine Peterson, 77, of Grayling passed away peacefully April 25, 2018, surrounded by her family.  Joyce was born to the late Donald & Thelma (Wisebaker) Sims in Findlay, OH on October 20, 1940.  Joyce always had a smile on her face, known for her comical nature and quick way of...
Memorial graveside service for Yvonne Bindschatel on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2 p.m., at the Oakwood Cemetary in Frederic.  
Dee Alan "Pete" Mead, 88, of Grayling, passed away on April 24, 2018. He was born in Ferndale, Michigan on January 15, 1930, to the late Harold and Anna (Wright) Mead. Pete was raised in Merritt, Michigan and graduated from Merritt High School in 1948.  He was a basketball star in high...
Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Mead, 86, of Grayling passed away January 15, 2018. Funeral service will take place Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home followed by burial at Elmwood Cemetery. A luncheon at Tinkers Junction will commence at 1:00 p.m. following services.
Garwin Clinton "GARRY" Churchill, 60, of Grayling and formerly of Flushing, passed away on April 26, 2018.  He was born in North Branch, Michigan on February 13, 1958, to the late Byron and Normagene (Hunt) Churchill.  Garry married Tawnya Sims on September 25, 1992 in Flint. Garry...
Marion Lucille DeCraene, 99, of Grayling passed away peacefully on April 20, 2018.  Marion was born in Deckerville, Mi to George & Amy (Lambert) Noble on September 14, 1918.  She grew up in Detroit and came to Grayling in 1978.  Marion was very family oriented and always had a baby on...
Phyllis Pfaff of Grayling, Michigan, passed away in her sleep on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, after a long battle with health issues.  She was born February 8, 1942, in Roscommon, Michigan, to the late Avery and Rosemary Babcock.  She was one of 14 kids. Growing up the daughter of a farmer...


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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
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