Frederick M. “Fritz” Grandchamp

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

He was born July 3, 1924, in Hancock to the late Henry and Hilda (Hiltunen) Grandchamp and he attended the 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.

Fritz was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock. He was a life member of the D.A.V. Post 115 in 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, Fritz was also preceded in death by nine 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; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 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 in the church.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with arrangements.

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