Alan F. Grismer

Alan F. Grismer

KINGSFORD — Alan F. Grismer, 68, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2019. Alan was born on Sept. 12, 1950, in Kingsford, to Harvey and Janet (Fish) Grismer. He graduated from Kingsford in 1968.

Alan was a route driver for Canteen Vending where he serviced vending machines for Grede Foundries, the United States Postal Service, Mead Paper in Escanaba, Marinette Marine, and other locations, which is where he got the nickname, “Hamburger Al.”

Alan and his wife Linda enjoyed fostering many children and taking them in as their own. One of Alan’s favorite things was the Green Bay Packers. He was cranky when they lost and crazy when they won. He collected more than 10,000 NFL Football cards, all of them categorized and sorted, and some autographed.

Alan enjoyed nature, bird watching, and lying outside in his hammock. He also enjoyed helping his wife in the garden, planting flowers around the whole house. Alan assisted his wife as a Cub Scout leader, and they both enjoyed their SAY Soccer League, where he enjoyed coaching the kids. Alan was a devoted family man who spent his life caring for his wife, sons, and daughter. He was a loving husband and father who taught us about hard work and the value of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He was a member of First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain and enjoyed being a leader for the junior high youth group with his wife.

Alan is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda; two sons, Jamie (Trish) Cahee and Ryan (Anne) Grismer; one brother, Ron Grismer; and six grandchildren, Zane Cahee, Zoe Ketola, Alex Ketola, Riley Grismer, Cullen, and Lily.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; one daughter, Bambi Joy Grismer; and his stillborn son, Jacob John Grismer.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23 at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.

A service officiated by Tom Lach will be at noon, with lunch to follow.

We encourage you to celebrate Alan’s joy of football by wearing your favorite NFL clothing. (No Lions fans allowed 🙂

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.