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Ralph Eugene Grinnell Sr., 99, of Paris

Ralph Eugene Grinnell Sr., 99, of Paris, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 20, 2023, at Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital.

He was born April 10, 1924, in Lake County’s Peacock Township, the son of Benjamin and Bertha (Mordridge) Grinnell. After graduating from the Chase Village High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he would train as a combat medic. Ralph served in the 75th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the Colmar Pocket during World War II. 

In 2008, he finally received the medals he earned from congressman Dave Camp, including the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with three bronze service stars, the WWII Victory Medal, and the Honorable service lapel pin.

Ralph is survived by his son Norman (Nancy) Grinnell of Paris; grandchildren Amanda (David) Cousineau and Eric Grinnell; and four great grandchildren, Megan (Jonathan) Lane, and Ryan, Nathan, and Logan Cousineau. He was preceded in death by his six siblings.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2023, at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, with Pastor Ken Lyons officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Chase Township Cemetery.  Ralph’s family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday.  Memorial contributions in his name may be made for the Mid Michigan Honor Flight at midmichiganhonorflight.org.  Share a memory or express condolences at mohnkefuneralhome.com.

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 District 35 Championship @Manistee

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 District 35 Tournament @Manistee

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  Manistee 38 @ Ludington 67

 District 36 Tournament @Gladwin

  Chip Hills 38 @ Clare 50

 District 41 Tournament @Fremont

  Newaygo 61 @ Grant 57

 District 74 Tournament @Hesperia

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Tri County @ Montabella

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  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
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  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

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  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
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  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
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