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12/26/2016


Carolyn Veronica Grenke, 83 of Frederic died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Munson Healthcare in Grayling. She was born December 19, 1933 in Detroit, the daughter of Otto and Rose (Bierschbach) DeRosia.  On October 3, 1953 she married James Grenke who preceded her in death on May 10, 2015.

Carolyn was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mancelona, and enjoyed playing cribbage and zilch, and especially loved the company of others. 

She is survived by her children; Joseph, James (Cathryn), Susan (Steve) Dratnol, Scott (Sherri), Tim (Cheri), Theresa (Darryl) Taskey of Gaylord and adopted daughters Debbie Head and Kim Kline; 34 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Fournier.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband; parents; son Richard in 1968, and sister Elaine Salyers.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Traditional Catholic Church in Mancelona.

Visitation at Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Friday Dec. 30th from 3-8 PM and will continue at the church on Saturday at 9:00 am until the time of Mass.

The family will offer a Rosary Friday evening at the funeral home at 7 PM. Interment will be held in July at Maple Forest Cemetery in Frederic.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to the family through Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548 Gaylord, MI 49734

 


Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mancelona
Burial To Be Held At: Maple Forest Cemetery, Frederic

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From: Mary Corp
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30-Dec-16

Al and I want to send our condolences to all of you. We wanted to be there for the rosary tonight and could not make it but offered our rosary for your Mom. I am sorry we could not see all of you. We have so many great memories of your Mom and your Dad. Our best to all of you.

From: YOLANDA REIMER
ROSVILLE, MI
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29-Dec-16

ISAIAH 25:8 JEHOVAH GOD PROMISES TO END DEATH AND SWALLOW IT UP FOREVER AND WIPE THE TEARS FROM ALL FACES. MUCH SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME. YOLANDA

From: Patricia and Dale Johnson
Elmira, Mi
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28-Dec-16

Carolyn, Beautiful! Ever since I met you at church , you were my friend. You always had a smile and a nice thing to say! Conversion over coffee, was always a highlight, you will be missed by Sacred Heart Chruch,! And all that knew you! God Bless you dear friend! You will always be in my heart and prayers. Love you, Carrie

From: Pamela Gallup
Gaylord , MI
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28-Dec-16

Jim, Sue and the Grenke family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady! I remember sitting at the table with your dad, mom, Gary and you Jim. Your mom seemed to have something good to offer at her table any time! She was a tiny lady but could melt your heart. She was a blessing to your dad and a loving mother to all you kids. There is now another loving angel in heaven! You are all in my prayers.