Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Curtis Joel Grondin
Date of Death: December, 23 2013

          Curtis Joel Grondin, 35, Wilson, passed away Monday evening December 23, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.       He was born on November 23, 1978 in Petoskey, MI, the son of Patrick "Pat" and Kathleen (Nichols) Grondin. On June 24, 2006 he married the former Heide Larson at the Carney Free Church.
          "Curti" or "Curti Joe" as some of his friends and family called him was very passionate toward hunting and fishing, but mostly for watching and experiencing the joy others had when he would bring them hunting. He also completed a World Slam in turkey hunting with his father. Hunting is also how he made the majority of his friends, who also shared the same passion. Curtis was also an exceptional athlete, who always gave it his all and then some. He loved the Detroit Tigers and Lions, but not as much as he loved his wife: Heide. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
          Curtis is survived by his wife, his parents, three brothers: Ryan (Susan) Grondin, Darren (Jessica Coolbaugh) Grondin and Derrick Grondin, one sister: Megan (Ryan) Blixt, his dog and best friend: Jaxon, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
          Friends may call from 12:00 (noon) to 2:45 p.m. (CST) on Sunday December 29, 2013 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A luncheon will be served at 3:00 p.m. at Labelle's Inn. Visitation will then continue from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service to celebrate Curtis Grondin's life will follow visitation at 6:00 p.m. (CST) at the funeral home with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating.
          A memorial fund has been set up at the Menominee County Federal Credit Union where donations in Curtis or Heide Grondin's name may be sent to: W3803 US HWY 2 & 41, P.O. Box 604, Powers, MI 49874.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "My heart goes out to you, Kathy & Pat and your family. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Chris & Jeff Stage"
    -Chris Stage

  • "Curtis was just one of those people you just don't ever forget. I have great memories of him, more funny than anything, and will treasure them forever. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to all his family, especially to Heide, who I know was truly Curtis's soul mate. He will be missed, but never forgotten."
    -Tiffany Kleiman

  • "Kathy and Pat, Heidi and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to all of you. May good memories keep his love alive and comfort you. Suzanne Frantz Holguin "
    -Suzanne Frantz Holguin

  • "Kathy, Pat, Heide and Family...My heart aches for all of you. Time will ease your pain, but it will not take away the love you have for Curtis or the special place he will have forever in your hearts. Take comfort in the wonderful memories that I know you have of him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers."
    -Ruth LaChapelle

  • "So sorry for your loss. Curtis was a great friend, and a great person with a passion unmatched for the things he did. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time, and our prayers are with your family. They say life is full of great memories, and knowing Curtis is one of them."
    -Paul & Bean Polfus

  • "Pat and Kathy: So very sorry to hear of your loss. When love is big so is your sorrow. Prayers for comfort go out to you from the Schlehuber family in Evergreen Shores."
    -Debbie Schlehuber Garcia

  • "I put my tobacco down and said a prayer for your journey Curtis. I prayed for strength for your wife, family, and friends who will miss you dearly. The Great Spirit will bless your family and guide you and them thru this difficult journey. You were a great kid and I was glad to know you."
    -Amanda (Webber) Hess

  • "Sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. "
    -Kirk Conover

  • "Curtis was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family Hiede, Pat, and Kathy during this time of sorrow. I can only imagine your grief"
    -Kayln Hudson- Store

  • "Heide and family, My heart goes out to you in this time of great loss. There are no words that can express my sadness for you. I hope you can find strength and solice where ever that is for you. My prayers and condolences to you"
    -Andrea King

  • "My heart goes out to all of you...Gooch and I sat and talked last night about many good memories and stories he shared with me about their shenanigans...Curtis was a one of a kind....going to be missed by so many..."
    -kathy zahn

  • "A TRIBUTE TO CURTIS: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Thanks for the memories: Of hunts we can't forget, and all your friends we met, Our wond'rous times in forests and all the turkeys we’d get. How lucky we were. And thanks for the memories: Of breakfasts at the diner, nothing could be finer, We’d hunt all day for miles, And you’d crack that crazy smile How fun it all was. Now since your passing, we wake up, Remembering on these days after. We long for the sound of your laughter, And want more hunts ever after. Curt, thanks for the memories: Of every hunt a thrill, You put us through the mill. We’ve lived a lot and learned a lot, you never teased us-NOT! and still; We’ll miss you so much. And thank you so much. "
    -John Zappala

  • "My heart aches for all of you. You have my sincere condolences and I pray that you all find the strength to help you thru this difficult time. Curtis was a great man and he will be missed deeply. Prayers go out to all of you. "
    -Tiffany Poupore

  • "Heidi, Pat, Kathy, & Family, You have my deepest sympathy. My heart is aching for all of you in this time of great loss. Praying for all of you to find peace."
    -Pat Lund from GA.

  • "Our Condolences on your loss"
    -jamie laird

  • "To pat < kathy & family--We didnt know each other very well---HOWEVER-in his youth, Curtis used to hang out here , at the old LAWRENCE home -A nephew of ours was about the same age! Then, after retiring to Powers, i followed basket ball, & learned to LOVe to watch Curtis Play--My cousins, Joni, Lee, & cgris vincent are devastated -& I join them, & the entire community-In praying for you all! Curtis is safe with his LORD!, love, gail maxwell"
    -gail & craig Maxwell

  • "This is so sad and devastating to our little town! What a great loss of a friend that I had soooo many fun times with when I lived in Powers. Who I grow up babysitting his brothers and sister my heart is broken for his wife Heidi who is a wonderful person and his family who I can't even imagine what you're going through I just pray that you all find strength in knowing we all care deeply and our Hearts are broken!"
    -Brooke Gatien Mullins

  • "Pat, Kathy, Heidi and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the untimely death of your son, Curtis. I know I cannot begin to understand the shock, disbelief and sorrow you must be feeling, and words are such small consolation, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. John Bezotte Sandusky, MI"
    -John Bezotte

  • "Dear Kathy, Pat, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy. Gary & Connie Sims, Lincoln, MI"
    -Gary and Connie (Cryderman) Sims

  • "Dearest Heidi, I am sincerely sorry for your unbelievable loss. May the love, promise and comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ sustain you and your whole family during this incredibly difficult time. My prayers are with you all. Mary "
    -Mary Daniels

  • "Dear Pat, Kathy, Heidi and Family, There are no words sufficient to express how sorry I am for the terrible loss you have suffered. Curtis was a fine man, who lived his brief life to the fullest and made an adventure out of every moment. All the memories I have of him are a happy ones, from rabbit hunting trips at camp to simple encounters at your house. He always had a smile on his face and was a lucky man to be surrounded always by the love of his wife and family. God bless you all in this difficult time."
    -Bob Schneider

  • "Dear Pat, Kathy, and Family. I am so sorry about the loss of Curtis. God be with you and Bless you at this very difficult time. "
    -Linda (Meerstein) Anemone

  • "You are all in our thoughts. We wish we could do something to help ease your heartbreak. I know there are many Grondins in heaven with him and his generous spirit will be with you always. We pray you find some moments of comfort during this devastating time."
    -Barb Grondin Francella and famiily

  • "Dear Pat, Kathy and Family So very sorry to hear of your loss............. Jim and Sharon Dabb, Sagola, Mi"
    -Jim and Sharon Dabb

  • "We are sadden to here of your great loss. Our hearts go out to you Kathy, Pat, and Heidi we can only imagine what you are going thru. We are praying for all of you. Jim & Donna Jafolla "
    -Jim & Donna Jafolla

  • "Dear Heide, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time in your life. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your childhood friend, Nina"
    -Nina (Gouin) Nelson

  • "Pat and Kathy, My heart is so breaking for you and the family. Thoughts and prayers are going your way. Just know that He will be missed but forever in your Hearts and Mind. Please take care of you."
    -Kim Gillespie

  • "To the Grondin family- I am so sorry for you loss. Kathy after many hours in delivery over the years, we had many talks about how much you love your kids. I know this must be extremely hard on you. I am thinking of you every day. Heide I know this has to be so difficult for you as well. Please know that we are praying for you. "
    -Jessica Strahl

  • " Kathy and Pat, Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family. God Bless. Ned and Sue Hauser"
    -Ned and Sue Hauser

  • "Pat, Kathy & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Stay strong during this difficult time and know the Ney Family is with you in prayer and support. Kurt & Sue Ney"
    -Kurt & Sue Ney

  • "Pat,Kathy, and family, I was very sorry to hear of your sons passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you"
    -Jim Bowerman

  • "Grondin Family- We never had the pleasure of meeting your Curtis but we did get to hear of his gift of hunting. When our son was born Kathy was our nurse. She placed my son in my arms for the very first time. When she heard the name we had choosen for him (Remington) she shared with us what an avid hunter her son was. A mothers pride was obvious and heart warming. We've talked about that conversation many times. I can't imagine your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you feel the comfort of God, family and friends at this time."
    -Remington's Mom

  • "Pat ,Kathy and Family, Our hearts are broken we loved your kids as if they were our own , praying for you and your family"
    -Jule and Mary Hansen

  • "Pat and Kathy, It's been quite some time since we've seen each other, and even though I never knew your son, I send my deepest condolences. May God help you through this difficult time. May he help the both of you, his wife and your family find the strengh to carry on. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Tena Anderson"
    -Tena Anderson

  • "I normally do not read the newspaper obituaries, but for some reason I did today. And even though I never met your husband, he sounded like a great guy. Please know that God sees the suffering we are all experiencing and He does care. Psalms 55:22 says, "Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, And he himself will sustain you..." You and your family will be in my prayers. "

  • "Pat, Kathy and all your family. We didn't know Curtis but certainly have connections to your family. I grew up with Robin and we were great friends after we married. Also had real connections with the Nichols family. If we had the opportunity to know Curtis we would have loved him and had a lot in common. It is always sad to hear of a life "gone too soon". We will remember you in our prayers as you grieve his loss in the days and months ahead. "
    -Terry and Catherine Nayback

  • "Kathy, Pat and Heide, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I was to hear of Curtis's loss. To lose a child and husband is unbearable and to lose him so soon is unconscionable. Please know that I share your grief and will pray for all of you. My condolences to all of you, Judy "
    -Judith Occhietti

  • "Pat and Kathy, My heart is so sad for you, his brothers and sister, his wife, and all of his friends and family. A life cut way to short. I pray that your love for each other ease your sadness and emptiness that you are experiencing. My condolences to you all. "
    -Randy Mattson

  • "Dear Pat, Kathy, Heidi and family! We cannot imagine what you're going through at this difficult time. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family! You have our deepest sympathy. Bill and Therese Maycunich "
    -Bill and Therese Maycunich

  • "Condolences to the Grondin and Larson families."
    -Betty Sanville

  • "My deepest sympathy for the entire Grondin family. I remember Curtis well as a former student of mine when I taught at NCA. He always had a smile on his face. My prayers are with you all. "
    -Carol Konkel

  • "Dear Heidi .I am so sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."
    -Bev Conery

  • "Ryan, Just want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. The pain and grief of losing someone so close to you is intense. Find comfort in your family and friends. Bob Lukens"
    -Bob Lukens

  • "Our deepest sympathy to all of you. No words can express how sorry we all are for your loss. Prayers being sent to give you all the strength needed to get through this difficult time. God Bless! "
    -George and Doreen Bower

  • ""Dear Pat, Kathy, Heidi, and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. "
    -Terry and Chari Johnson Laurium, MI

  • "To the Family. I am sorry for the lost of your family member and dear friend. I have an encouraging message that I would like to share with you from Gods Word the Bible. The Bible gives us comfort and hope at Revelation 21:3-5 which assures us that the day is soon to come in which our Heavenly Father is going to wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes forever and death will be no more. I hope that after reading this that it will be of comfort to each of you. To learn more as to why we die and what hope for our loved ones, please feel free to go to the website: "

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