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Kraig Adam Sircely, 43, of Gaylord, died on March 3, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital after a nine month battle with pancreatic cancer.


Kraig was born in Farmington, Michigan on September 25, 1973 to Frank and Barbara (McCormick) Sircely. He lived in Wixom and graduated from Walled Lake Western High School before moving north. Once settled in Gaylord, Kraig became a co-owner of the family business, Otsego Lake Corner Store, and earned his Associates Degree in Business Management from North Central Michigan College. He was also the owner of his own construction company, Sircely Construction. He continued to pursue his passion for building and operate his company until his death.


Kraig married Suzanne (Sibley) Sircely on July 27, 2002. Together, they built a home in Gaylord and had three wonderful children – Samuel (13),  Rebecca (12), and Nicholas (7).


Kraig enjoyed many past times like golfing, bowling, snowmobiling, building, and camping, but his favorite way to spend time was with his wife, children, and family. He love to go on dates with his wife, Suzanne. Kraig loved watching, and often coaching, Sam, Becca, and Nick's sports teams. His perfect Sunday was going to church with his family, having lunch together, and then cheering on the Detroit Lions, Tigers, or Pistons, or his beloved Philidelphia Eagles.


Kraig is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and their three children, Samuel, Rebecca, and Nicholas; his three brothers, Kip (Angel) Sircely, Kyle (Sara) Sircely and Aaron Payment; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Kraig is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sircely and Barbara Sircely.


A memorial service for Kraig will be held on March 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church. A luncheon for friends and family will follow the memorial service at the Gaylord Eagles Hall. The family will receive visitors prior to the memorial service at the church beginning at 9:30.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

Visitation To Be Held At: Gaylord E-Free Church
Service To Be Held At: Gaylord E-Free Church

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From: Arta Urick

Suzanne and family. We send our deep sympathy for your tremendous loss. Many prayers are sent as well. What a great family man and fine example to all those who knew him. He was very blessed to have you and the kids. Arta and John

From: Marsha Belchak

My thoughts & prayers are with your loved ones at this terriable time in their lives :( You were always so nice & helpful at the store...RIP Kraig...The store wont be the same without you...You were always so helpful when I came in looking for a special item that I couldnt find anywhere else in town...but your store usually had it!

From: Cheryl Fuller
Ormond Beach, FL

Suzie, please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Matthew and Sara Taskey
Gaylord, Michigan - MI

Kip and family, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Mary Backenstose

So sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for the whole family

From: Dawn Allmacher

Sorry for your loss. Good memories of Kraig and Kip at the Corner Store. Kraig and all of his family will be in my prayers.

From: Jim and Barb Lappan
Gaylord, MI

Suzanne and family, our hearts go out to you with the passing of Kraig.