Obituary: Lawrence Earl Grey, Jr. – Fin Serve

Could 7, 1938 – April 17, 2024

Lawrence Earl “Mike” Grey, Jr., 85 years outdated of Sturgeon Bay WI, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, surrounded by household at Door County Medial Middle.

Mike was born on Could 7, 1938 in Chicago to Lawrence Earl Grey, Sr. and Katherine Grey. He grew up in Fox Lake, Illinois and attended Grant Group Excessive Faculty graduating in 1956.

He married Barbara Julia Ann Sokup on June 7, 1958. That they had two daughters, Laura and Catherine and resided in Fox Lake. There, Mike had {an electrical} enterprise and obtained his pilot license. A few of his most fond recollections had been of him flying out of Halfway and O’Hare airports. The household then moved to Fish Creek the place they purchased and ran Nor Dor Motel.

Mike was given the nickname “Grey Fish” due to his love for fishing. He had a constitution fishing enterprise in each Fish Creek and Florida, named “Grey Fish Charters”. He liked being on the water and sharing tales of all of the fish he would catch. He spent many winters in Marathon Key, Florida on his boat or fishing from the dock. He would typically reminisce concerning the heat, stunning climate and the way a lot he liked being there. Everybody knew that once they had been on Mike’s boat, it was critical enterprise and there was no sleeping or messing round! Solely fishing, particularly when the fish had been biting. In any other case, you had been positively not invited again, haha!

When he was requested what he was most happy with in his life, he responded “His household.” Mike had many hobbies. He liked to hunt, fish, prepare dinner, snowmobile, and so many different issues all through his life. He was collector of many ‘issues’ and he was Jack or ‘Mike’ of all trades. Anybody who knew him would say that he liked snacks and scorching espresso. He constructed his own residence and liked serving to others repair theirs as properly. He had a love for nature spending hours attempting to find wild asparagus, and will spot a morel mushroom from a mile away within the woods.

Previous him in loss of life had been his dad and mom; and spouse.

Mike is survived by daughters, Laura (Kevin) Trainor, and Catherine Grey of Madison; grandchildren, Kendra (Andy) Joseph, Cal (Katie) Lautenbach and Sierra Trainor; great-granddaughter, Gracie Lautenbach; his second spouse, Sylvia Reinhardt and her household of Fish Creek; together with many expensive associates.

The household wish to prolong their gratitude to Sturgeon Bay Well being Companies for being such a beautiful place Mike referred to as dwelling these current months. The household would additionally like to provide many due to all the docs, nurses, and employees at Door County Medical Middle who offered Mike with such fantastic and loving care when he wanted it essentially the most.

A celebration of Mike’s life is being deliberate for this summer season and might be introduced.

Huehns Funeral House is helping the Grey household. Expressions of sympathy, recollections, and images of Lawrence could also be shared along with his household by way of his tribute web page at

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