Frederick M. ‘Fritz’ Grandchamp

HANCOCK, MI. – Frederick M. “Fritz” Grandchamp, 88, of Hancock, died in Marquette on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

He was born on July 3, 1924 in Hancock to the late Henry and Hilda (Hiltunen) Grandchamp and he attended Hancock Schools. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater in Northern France. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart for his multiple injuries. After many months in hospitals, Fritz returned to Hancock where he worked at various jobs, including the Hancock Postal Service.

He married Rose Marie Misen on July 29, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlantic Mine.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock and was a life member of the D.A.V. Post#115 of Chassell. He especially enjoyed fishing and tied his own flies to use as bait. He also enjoyed hunting deer, rabbits, and partridge. He was a sports fan, following the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his 9 siblings. He is survived by his wife Rose Marie Grandchamp of Hancock, his son Fred (Robbie) Grandchamp of Marquette, his grandson Stephen (Kirsten) Grandchamp of Lansing, a brother-in-law Gerald Carlson of Hancock, and by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11A.M. on Tuesday,May 28, 2013 at the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock with Reverend Father Brian Gerber to officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

Friends may call for an hour before the mass at the church. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with the arrangements.

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