Elmer Grody

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Elmer Grody

September 23, 1924 - May 10, 2018

Elmer Grody, 93, of Mancelona, passed away on May 10, 2018 at Munson Hospice House. Elmer was born on Sept. 23, 1924, in Mancelona, the son of Elmer and Emma (Gesiger) Grody.
Elmer was a part of the Signal Corps in the U.S. Army during World War II. He arrived on the second day of the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach.
He was employed as a tool and die maker for Standard Products in Gaylord for many years. He was very involved in the Mancelona Community, where he was a member of the Mancelona Fire Department for 51 years as well as many years as the ambulance driver.
On Aug. 8, 1953 in Traverse City, he married Marian Johnson, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Ronald (Carol) Grody, of Belding, Bonnie Alimonda, of Mancelona, Larry (Carolyn) Grody, of Mancelona, and Rick (Carolyn) Grody, of Mancelona; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Doerr; as well as his parents.
Graveside services with military honors will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mancelona Fire Department.
An online guestbook is available at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Published on May 13, 2018
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