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Jan Lowell Grossman
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Obituary for Jan Lowell Grossman

Jan Lowell Grossman age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening April 3, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 5, 1935 in Sturgis son of the late Dale D. and Dorothy (Wilcox) Grossman.
Jan was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Centreville High School with the class of 1954.
On December 27, 1958 he married Gloria Hagen at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis by the Rev. Herbert Heidenreich.
Jan was a veteran of the U.S. Army earning the rank of Spec. 4.
His entire working life was in the auto mechanic industry. He retired from the Sturgis Public Schools working as a mechanic in the bus garage following seven years of dedicated employment, a job he truly loved. He also owned and operated Grossman Automotive for many years and from 1968-1976 owned and operated the Shell gas station in Centreville.
Jan had a love for drag racing and for over 20 years served as the Tec Director at Martin Dragway in Martin. He was a past firefighter and Chief of the Centreville Fire Department and served a four year term on the Centreville School Board. Jan enjoyed time working in his garage.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 59 years: Gloria; one son: Trent Grossman of Sturgis; one daughter: Kimberly Grossman of Sturgis; one grandson: Ryan Macey of Sturgis; two great grandchildren: Carter and Grayson Macey of Sturgis; two sisters: Jill Berry of Homedale, Idaho and Sue Scott of Port St. Joe, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00–4:00 and 6:00-8:00 Wednesday, April 11th at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Cremation will follow the visitation. A memorial service celebrating and honoring the life of Jan Grossman will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 12th at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Calvin Kolzow will officiate. Private burial of the ashes will take place at the Salem Cemetery in Sherman Township at a later date.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Grossman’s memory consider American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22311
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

11

Apr

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Apr

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Thursday

12

Apr

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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