John M Bryce


Birth: November 5th, 1925
Death: December 13th, 2010
Age: 85 years
Residence:Roscommon, Michigan
Previous Residence(s):Pinconning, Michigan
Survived By: He is survived by his wife MaryLou (Underwood, Foco) Bryce of Roscommon, MI, 3 sons John Wayne and Laura (Sayan) Bryce of Pinconning, MI, Donald Foco of Indian River, MI and Nathan John & Lindsey (Sobeck) Bryce of Saginaw, MI, 5 daughters, Wayne and Katheryne (Bryce) Coleman of Newaygo, MI, Richard and Barbara (Bryce) Scott of Dayton, OH, Harald and Pamela (Bryce) Friedeberg of Bay City, MI, Gary and Cindy (Foco) Knochel of Kawkawlin, MI and Ray and April (Bryce) Glum of Richmond Heights, OH, one brother James W. and Suzanne (Fowler) Bryce of Pinconning, MI, 3 sisters Genevieve (Bryce) Carey of Salt Lake City, UT, Eleanor ( Bryce) Perkins of Kawkawlin, MI and Bruce and Leslie (Bryce) Vickey of Midland, MI. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John M. Bryce

Roscommon, Michigan

Formerly of Pinconning, Michigan

 

Mr. Bryce age, 85 passed away from this life on Monday December 13, 2010 after a long and valiant fight with cancer, with his wife and family by his side.  He was born on November 5, 1925 in Pinconning, Michigan to the late John & Olive (Briggs) Bryce.  He served his country during the WWII and was stationed with the Army first and then the Philippine Islands before moving on to Japan, where he was with the motor pool and photography service.  He returned to the U.S. in January 1946 and spent the next 18 months at Fitzsimons TB Hospital in Denver, CO and Kimbal TB Hospital in Battle Creek, MI.  After retiring home to Pinconning in July 1947, he rejoined his father and brothers in Dairy Farming.  In 1955 he and his 2 brothers went into business together forming “Brysons Repair Service” in Bay City, MI.  His reputation for honesty and accurate assessment of needed repairs brought the business loyal customers from beyond just the local Bay City area during its 10 year history.  John continued to farm and do automotive repairs beyond the time the farm was sold in 1985.  During the spring of 1967, John filled in as a substitute teacher in the automotive engine repair program at the John Glenn High School.  During the 1967-68 school years he set up the original automotive Repair Program at Delta College, in addition to teaching the first year of the program, after retiring he moved to Roscommon, MI where his wife opened Sandbar Designs Gift Shop.  John was predeceased by a daughter Polly Ann Bryce, a brother Clayton B. Bryce, and his wife Louella (Groh) of Big Rapids, MI, 3 sisters Jo-Ann (Bryce) Rasmer, Marjorie Bryce and Dorothy (Bryce) Lauchner of Flint, MI and 3 brother-in-laws Cyrus Perkins of Bay City, MI, Jarvis Lauchner of Flint, MI and Ralph Carey of Salt Lake City, UT.  He is survived by his wife MaryLou (Underwood, Foco) Bryce of Roscommon, MI, 3 sons John Wayne and Laura (Sayan) Bryce of Pinconning, MI, Donald Foco of Indian River, MI and Nathan John & Lindsey (Sobeck) Bryce of Saginaw, MI, 5 daughters, Wayne and Katheryne (Bryce) Coleman of Newaygo, MI, Richard and Barbara (Bryce) Scott of Dayton, OH, Harald and Pamela (Bryce) Friedeberg of Bay City, MI, Gary and Cindy (Foco) Knochel of Kawkawlin, MI and Ray and April (Bryce) Glum of Richmond Heights, OH, one brother James W. and Suzanne (Fowler) Bryce of Pinconning, MI, 3 sisters Genevieve (Bryce) Carey of Salt Lake City, UT, Eleanor ( Bryce) Perkins of Kawkawlin, MI and Bruce and Leslie (Bryce) Vickey of Midland, MI.  He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Thursday December 16, 2010 at 11 am from the Pinconning Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Link presiding with burial in Mt. Forest Township Cemetery with military funeral honors.  Friends may call at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm.  On Thursday John will lie in state at the church from 10 am until time of services.  In lieu of flowers those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Mercy Hospice of Grayling, 324 Meadows Drive, Grayling, MI 49738 who had taken excellent care of John, and a special thank you to Bob Bertello from Compassion Care.



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