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Clarence Ojala

February 21, 1940 — February 17, 2019

Clarence John Ojala - (2/21/40 - 2/17/19) Devoted husband to his wife of almost 52 years, loving father to 2 daughters, proud father-in-law, super grandpa, son, brother and most importantly, Man of Deep Faith went home to His Father's House in Heaven on February 17, 2019. Clarence is survived by his wife Mary (Fegan) Ojala of Grayling, MI, daughter Jennifer (Jerry) Andrejack of Durand, MI, daughter Melanie (Loren) Starr of Dryden, MI, 3 grandsons Garret Andrejack, Braden Andrejack and Carter Starr, as well as 1 brother Stanley Ojala of Portage, MI, 3 sisters Gladys (Jim) McKiddie of Brimley, Margaret Mathews of Sault Ste. Marie and Mildred Upchurch of Leesburg, FL, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Alma Ojala, his siblings Reuben Jr., Cecil, Gloria, and Eleanor, as well as other extended family members. Clarence was born on February 21, 1940, in Brimley, Michigan. He graduated from Brimley High School where he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams. He was a veteran of the United States Army. After his time of service was complete he married his one true love, Mary Fegan, on April 29, 1967, and moved to Grayling, Michigan. They raised their two daughters in Grayling and still reside there. Though he was a man of few words, he held many titles. He was a coach to many kids in Jr. Pro Basketball and teacher to many kids in Sunday School and Church Youth Groups. He held a variety of jobs over the years but ultimately retired from Michigan Consolidated Gas Company after 32 years of service. He loved to hunt, fish, watch sports and spend time outdoors, but he was happiest when he was spending time with his family. He particularly loved to listen to his grandsons tell stories about their adventures. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Viewing from 11 AM - 1 PM followed by the service at 1:00 PM Interment will be at a later date at Oak Lawn Chapel Gardens. A Memorial Service is also planned at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling on March 1 at 1:00 PM In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be left to Brimley Congregational Church Building Fund, Calvary Baptist Church Haitian Fund, and the Munson Hospice. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Clarence Ojala, please visit our flower store.



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