Obituary: Linda Grinnel, 73, of Branch.

January 22, 2021

Linda Grinnel

Obituary: Linda Grinnel, 73, of Branch.

Linda Jeanne Grinnell, 73, of Branch, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  She was born August 16, 1947 in Northville to Leonard and Martha Bruckbauer. Linda graduated from Muskegon Heights High School and went on to attend West Shore Community College and Ferris State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in social work. She married Richard Grinnell on March 23, 1973 in Brohman.  Linda was employed with the State of Michigan as a Child Protective Service worker until her retirement in 2010 after 21 years of service.

Linda was a giving and caring woman. She was always helping and volunteering in the community. She was always there with a helping hand, a smile, or a hug. She loved life, God, and her family and friends. She was an active member of CrossRoads Church in Custer. Linda was a volunteer for Cove and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Victim Service Unit. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed reading, bowling, camping, with her family at Kibby Creek Campground, taking walks with her dog, Sophie, and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Linda will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Richard, her son, Richard Beebe; her daughter, Renea (Kelly) Gallentine; her stepdaughter, Julie (Jay) Wallace; her stepson, Roy (Deb) Grinnell; her 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Daniel Bruckbauer and Franklin (Nancy) Bruckbauer.

Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Michael Bruckbauer and John Bruckbauer; and her grandson, Anthony Raa Beebe.

A funeral will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1 p.m. at CrossRoads Church. Family will greet friends starting at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to CrossRoads Church or the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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