Obituaries

Florence Ardis Hough, 74, of Grayling, Michigan, passed away on November 10, 2017, at her home, with her family around her.  She was and is a beloved friend, life partner, mother, grandmother, aunt, and teacher, who believed that teaching was a sacred calling. She loved to create art, to work...
Nathan Andrew Haskel | January 26, 1984 to November 9, 2017 On November 9, 2017, Nathan Andrew Haskel, beloved son of Thomas and Tina Haskel, passed from this earth on his own terms.   Nathan’s memory will be evoked every time a shooting star appears in the nighttime sky, with his vibrant...
90-year-old Allen Joseph Van Nuck was not able to read the obituaries like he had in the past, because today, he is in them.  He passed peacefully in his home with his loving wife, children, grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren by his side in St. Johns, Michigan. Allen was born March 21...
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.

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