of Grass Lake, MI, age 91, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Countryside Manor in Jackson. He was born April 5, 1929 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dwight H. & Ida Mae (Thurston) Laraway.  John was raised on a farm in Dexter, but lived in Chelsea most of his life. John was the 3rd oldest of 9 boys. He served in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Saline. John loved snowmobiling and going to his cabin in Harrison.

Survivors include three children, Patti (John) Schick of Chelsea, Pam Dietz of Grass Lake, John (Rose) Laraway, Jr. of Howell; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Marty) Sherwood, Jay (Mindy) Schick, Margaret Schick, John “JT” Laraway, Gary (Amanda) Sabin, Linda (Chris) Bowen, Jacob (Aubrey Furlong) Laraway, Sean Sabin; 11 great-grandchildren, Drew, Ashley, Addison, Reese, Hank, Natalie, Norell, Noden, Grayson, Ben, Zayden; three brothers, Carl, Hascal, Ivy; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his children's mother, Noel; and five brothers, Bill, Guy, Norman, Harold, and Leo.

No public services will be held. Burial will be at Leland Cemetery in Ann Arbor. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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#2 Guy Jr 2020-09-20 12:28
Now the world is a darker place, as another hero has ended his race.
I'll never forget you.
#1 Karen Reinhardt 2020-07-16 08:51
Pam, So very sorry to hear! Sending you hugs and good thoughts. Keep the memories alive - they help during the down times.

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