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Diane Grulke

1933 - 2018

Diane A. Grulke age 85 of Rogers City
died October 25, 2018 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

Diane Audrey Shay was born September 20, 1933 in
Rogers City to Everett and Aguida (Paradise) Shay.
The oldest of four children, she lived her entire life
in Rogers City and was a graduate of Rogers City
High School, On December 28, 1951 she married Milo Grulke at
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Diane was employed by the Presque
Isle County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years, retiring as a corrections
officer in 1994, She also worked as a teacher’s aide for the Rogers City
Area Schools. She was a lifetime member of Westminster Presbyterian
Church, where she served as a deacon. She was also a member of the
Rogers City Red Hat Ladies, Diane was always on the go and especially
enjoyed activities at the Rogers City Senior Center. She also liked to
play cards and bingo, and to go to the casino occasionally, In her younger
years, she was a Girl Scout leader and also belonged to the Rogers City
Ladies Bowling Association. Most of all, she enjoyed watching her
children and grandchildren participate in sporting events.

Surviving are two sons Michael (Jolene Michaels) and Mark (Pamela), and
a daughter Laurie Hopp, all of Rogers City; and a brother Bill (Carole)
Shay, also of Rogers City,

She will be remembered as a caring and fun loving grandmother by
Matthew Grulke (Jennifer) of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mackenzie Grulke
(Kari) of Okemos, and Mark Grulke (Tina) of Interlochen; Jennifer Hopp
Ryan (Nathan) of Gross Pointe Park; Amy Hopp (Tony Tran) of Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin; Stacey Hopp Bosley (Ryan) of Negaunee; Megan
Grulke (CJ Waldron) of Fenton; and Scott Grulke of Elmira.

Also surviving are cight great grandchildren, Madelyn and Milo Grulke;
Nora and Theo Ryan; Isabella Grulke; Madison and Tyler Bosley; and
Brian Grulke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo; her parents;
two brothers, James Shay and Everett “Jiggs” Shay and a
daughter-in-law Susan Grulke.

A Witness to the Resurrection Service is scheduled for lpm Saturday,
November 3rd at Westminster Presbyterian Church with
Rev. Dr. Greg and Rev. Karen Zurakowski officiating.

Inurnment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery,

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Diane Grulke – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI