Eastman, Grant L., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. He was 97 years old. Grant L. Eastman was born on January 11, 1914, to the late Benjamin and Katherine (Steinhauser) Eastman in Brighton, Michigan. He married Marie I. Kaindl on May 4, 1935, celebration 57 years together. She preceded him in death on January 20, 1991. Grant then married Cecilia T. (Janson) Eastman. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1996. He was employed by and retired from Leath Furniture as truck driver delivery man. Grant was a longtime member of both First United Methodist Church and the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed bowling and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Surviving are two sons: Gerald Q. (Kay) Eastman of Merrill and Gilbert (Joni) Eastman of North Ft. Meyers, FL; 6 grandchildren: Kimberly (Greg) Porter, Kevin (Jill) Eastman, Kathleen (Dan) Eastman- Riesgo, and Gerald Matthew (April) Eastman, Todd Steven (Cinnamon) Eastman and Steven Matthew (Darinda) Eastman; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great grandson. Grant’s Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road. Rev. Kathryn Snedeker will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to First United Methodist Church. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.