John Howard Grinnell

Age 61, of Hale, passed away on August 31, 2023. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on John’s Tribute Wall at

John Howard Grinnell was born on October 22, 1961, in Lapeer, Michigan, the Son of Margaret and Howard Grinnell.

John is survived by his Fiance Debbie Segar Schwanbeck of Hale. Sisters, Pamela Green of Hale, Rebecca Burrows of Flint. Brother, Greg Teachout of HoughtonLake. He had 3 children Heather Grinnell McArdle of Ubly, Kathy Grinnell Worden of Fostoria and Carrie Grinnell Kellogg of Lapeer. He also had a Granddaughter KD, whom he was very close to. He had a total of 11 grandkids and 7 Great Grandchildren. Three Special friends, Steve Fenslau, Freddie Colosky and Bill Smith. He enjoyed singing, was very patriotic. Loved family and friends.

John is preceded in death by his Mother, Margaret Grinnell and Father, Howard Grinnell. Along with a Brother, Robert Teachout.

A Celebration of Life will be September 23, 2023 from 1-4 in Hale at the Community Building.Those who can we would like you to bring a dish to pass.

John’s obituary was written by his loving family.


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  1. Fire stick Freddie on September 6, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    John was more than a friend he was a brother to me I always told him he waz my little big brother I would talk to him every Friday on my way to work or if I had to vent he waz always there for me so sorry for your loss

  2. Robert Kettler on September 6, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Rest in Peace , John I’m happy our paths crossed

  3. Debbie Segar on September 6, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    May you R. I P. Love, you really put up a good fight❤️ My comfort is knowing you are not struggling anymore. I love you❤️ Forever

  4. Kimberly May on September 7, 2023 at 4:58 am

    I will miss seeing you on the sidelines of mudjam. My thoughts and prayers to everyone.

  5. Kim and Mark on September 7, 2023 at 9:13 am

    RIP John

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