Obituaries

Donald James Yelinek, 73, of Beaver Creek Township, passed away on April 29, 2019. He was born on November 3, 1945 in Durand, Michigan to the late Jerry and Emma (Nechvil) Yelinek.  Don began coming to Grayling as a young boy. He moved here in 1999, after retiring from General Motors, where he...
Phyllis Tackett (88) of Grayling, Michigan passed away peacefully at home April 23, 2019 surrounded by members of the family she held so dear. Phyllis is survived by her children, Stephanie (Roy) Rose of Port Charlotte, Florida, Deborah (Rick Wright) Tackett of Harrison, Michigan, Gregory (...
Robert Emmett Hickey died peacefully on Sunday, April 14th at his home in Grayling, closely surrounded by his family. Bob, the third of 17 siblings, was born April 30th, 1942 in  Hollywood, California to Robert Sr. and Roberta (Renish) Hickey. Bob met his future wife, Catherine Ann (Reha) in 6th...
Linda Lee Pelton (Knuth) of Grayling, passed away in her home surrounded by family on April 4th, 2019. She did not lose her battle with cancer, as the cancer died too. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years George Pelton, her four daughters, Heather Lippard (w.), Leslie (Marc)...
Roger Dale  Osmun, 67, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on March 30, 2019. Roger was born in Pontiac, Michigan  on May 15, 1951, to the late Arthur and Frances (Morrison) Osmun.  He was retired from General Motors.  Roger’s genuine kindness is fondly remembered by the family he cherished...
Dolores Norton, 83, of Grayling, passed away on April 4, 2019. She was born in Kankakee, Illinois on May 23, 1935 to the late Wilfred and Cecelia (McConnahay) Pippin.  Dolores had lived in Grayling for about 20 years. Her smile and kindness were known to many that visited the Crawford County...
Richard Joseph Gildner (91) of Grayling, Michigan passed away peacefully April 6, 2019. Richard is survived by children, Linda (Don) Kernstock, Betty Warren, Carl Gildner, and Paul (Sherry) Gildner; step-sons, Jody Ball and Dan Ball; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-...
Barbara Ellen Epperson, 70, of Grayling, passed away on March 18, 2019. She was born to the late Milton and Mattie (Baugh) Griffin on March 21, 1948 in Flat Rock, Michigan.  Barbara enjoyed spending time with family and springtime. Survived by her sons Lowell Griffin of the Philippines and...
Ruby Huffman (95) of Grayling passed away January 31, 2019.  Burial will take place 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Thetford Township Cemetery in Clio, Michigan.
David Bruce Babbitt, 89, of Grayling, Michigan (formerly of Escanaba, Michigan) passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Grayling. David was born June 2, 1929 in Maple Forest Twp., Michigan to Richard and Pearl Babbitt. In 1956 he married Rosemary Jane Wiltgen who preceded him in death 10...

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