MONRO JAMES EARL, age 66 of Gaylord died Monday, October 15, 2012 at his home. James was married for 45 treasured years to Mary Shannon (Hannula). He was a great father to his children Corey James and Sara Jane (Michael) Nadlicki. He was known as a "prankster" to his brother John (Diana) and "Grumpa" to his three grand-dogs. He was also a special uncle to several nieces and nephews. James was a longtime resident of Gaylord. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge and Eagles Club and a member of JBEW Local 17. He retired from the City of Detroit Public Lighting Dept. and became an avid golfer, cyclist and collector of rare and unique things. A memorial gathering will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday October 20, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. with a "time of sharing" to be held at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Otsego County American Cancer Society or to the Michigan Humane Society, C/O Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734. www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com
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