Elry Junior GriggFebruary 27, 1953 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 64)
Elry Junior Grigg, 64, of South Haven, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born February 27, 1953 to Roy Elry and Margaret (Burris) Grigg in Toppenish, Washington. Elry graduated from Fennville High School in the Class of 1970. He later attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Elry honorably served his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. Following his service, Elry worked as a machinist for Bohn Aluminum for nineteen years until its closing in 1996. Elry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports, cheering for the Chicago Cubs and all of the Detroit teams.
He is preceded in death along with his parents by a son – Elry “Jacob” Grigg and brother-in-law – Rick Warchol.
Elry is survived by his wife Sherry Grigg of South Haven, children – Rachael (Roy) Grigg of South Haven and Rich (Dara) Braunz of South Haven, siblings – Cindy Warchol of Allegan, Alicia (Terry) Jeffrey of Fennville, Debi (Mark) Howe of Allegan, Tom (Nikki) Grigg of Norton Shores, Michigan, Sam (Candie) Grigg of Lakeland, Florida, and Mike Grigg of Fennville, brother-in-law – Gary (Cindy) Flora of Pullman, and grandchildren – Mike (Cree-Skye) Eisner, Carly and Ava Braunz, and Elizabeth Neely. Several nieces and nephews and the family dog, Rico also survive.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Casco United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Graham officiating.