Curtis Joel Grondin

WILSON – Curtis Joel Grondin, 35, of Wilson, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 23, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on Nov. 23, 1978, in Petoskey, the son of Patrick “Pat” and Kathleen (Nichols) Grondin. On June 24, 2006, he married the former Heide Larson at the Carney Free Church.

“Curti” or “Curti Joe” as some of his friends and family called him, was very passionate about hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed watching and experiencing the joy others had when he would bring them hunting. He also completed a World Slam in turkey hunting with his father. Hunting is also how he made the majority of his friends, who also shared the same passion. Curtis was an exceptional athlete who always gave it his all, and then some. He loved the Detroit Tigers and Lions, but not as much as he loved his wife, Heide. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Curtis is survived by his wife; his parents; three brothers, Ryan (Susan) Grondin, Darren (Jessica Coolbaugh) Grondin and Derrick Grondin; one sister, Megan (Ryan) Blixt; his dog and best friend, Jaxon; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Friends may call from noon to 2:45 p.m. Central time on Sunday Dec. 29, 2013, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A luncheon will be served at 3 p.m. at Labelle’s Inn. Visitation will then continue from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service to celebrate Curtis Grondin’s life will follow visitation at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating.

A memorial fund has been set up at the Menominee County Federal Credit Union, where donations in Curtis or Heide Grondin’s name may be sent to: W3803 US HWY 2 & 41, P.O. Box 604, Powers, MI 49874.

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