Grace Walters

IRON MOUNTAIN -Grace V. Walters, 86, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.

She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Breitung Township, daughter of the late Steven and Catherine (Hellker) Cuggino.

Grace was the youngest of 10 children and a lifelong resident of the area.

She attended Breitung Township Schools and began working at a young age.

Grace began her career at Edie’s Lunch during World War II. She then worked at G&G Lunch and Betty’s Supper Club in Spread Eagle for 28 years until the supper club was sold in 1972. In 1973, she went to work for the Riverside Club in Spread Eagle for four years, the Stables Restaurant on the northside of Iron Mountain and the Mine Shaft.

Grace enjoyed cooking, camping, gardening and having coffee with friends.

Grace is survived by one sister, Ethel (Richard) Gallup of Pennsylvania; very special friend of many years, Pat Arrowood of Iron Mountain and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Steven, John and Edwin Cuggino, and four sisters, Edith Campbell, Mary Cuggino , Alvina Duchaine and Helen Ghere.

A memorial talk will be given on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 1 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kingsford. David Carpenter will preside.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain to honor Grace’s Legacy of Life.

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