Grace, Ernest M., Alma, MI, Formerly of Shepherd, Michigan

Passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Masonic Pathways, Alma. Age 94 years. The son of the late Earl and Ethel (Voorheis) Grace was born November 1, 1916 in Isabella County, Michigan. He married Hannah Meier, July 17, 1937. His wife of 74 years survives him. He engaged in farming in the Shepherd and Mt. Pleasant areas and also was employed by Saginaw Transfer. He was a former member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Saginaw and the Alma Masonic Lodge #244 F &A.M. He enjoyed bowling and golf. Mr. and Mrs. Grace has spent several years in Florida before returning to Michigan. Surviving are a daughter and son, Donna Grace Salisbury, Shepherd, MI; Richard Grace and his wife, Mary, Alma, MI; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Eva Fairchild, Esther Kniffen and Elton Grace. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. George Ayoub will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Chapel from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Masonic Pathways of Alma.