Leanna Grondin

December 11, 1949 ~ October 29, 2018 (age 68)


Leanna E. Grondin, 68, of Cheboygan passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

A lifelong resident of the area, Leanna was born December 11, 1949 in Cheboygan, the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Ranville) Grondin.  She was a graduate of Mackinaw City Public Schools, and later the Petoskey Beauty Academy.  She married Randall Forrieder in 1969, who preceded her in death.  She later married her former husband, Philip Bellrose.  Leanna worked at Spare Time Lanes in Cheboygan for many years, and also owned and operated the Personal Touch Beauty Salon.  Leanna was an avid bowler and was proud of her many achievements.  She enjoyed crafts and making jewelry, and was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the roundabouts, and the Grandmother Moon Drummers, known by her spirt name, “North Wind Woman”.  She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riggsville, and the red hat society.

Surviving are her children, Christopher D. (Sarah) Bellrose of Boyne Falls, and Nichole (Ted) Williams of Frederic, five grandchildren, Josh, Paige, Jeffery, Priya, and Madelynn, two sisters, Mary Lou Neumann of Arizona, and Genevieve (Vance) Morgan of Cheboygan, and six nieces and nephews, Sally and Gene of Arizona, Karrie and Jon of Cheboygan, and Sam and Lauren of Colorado, as well as many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Butch and David Grondin.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riggsville.  Rev. James Gardiner will officiate, burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City.

Memorials may be made to Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

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The Nordman-Christian Funeral Home of Cheboygan is caring for the family.

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