Grace Marie Christophel

May 16, 1940July 5, 2019

Grace Marie Christophel age 79 of Homer passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at home under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice.

She was born May 16, 1940 in Pittsford, MI the daughter of Perry and Beulah (Burger) Bradley. She married Duane A. Christophel, Sr. and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are a son, Duane A. Christophel, Jr., siblings: Mike Bradley, Jim Bradley, Helen Hunnaman and grandson, Dustin Castle.

Grace was a very special lady who was very caring and loving and always made her family and friends feel loved. She loved doing crafts, crocheting and painting and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, doing puzzles and word search and watching Wester TV shows. Grace was employed many years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until her retirement.

She leaves to cherish her memory son, William (Patti) Christophel, daughter, Marie (Randall) Castle, grandchildren: Travis Castle, Dylan Castle, Makenzie Castle, Jon Christophel and Jacob Christophel, Randy Castle II, Amber (Andy) Irvin, Aaron Wunder (Doris Childs), Zachary (Marianne) Wunder, siblings: Delores O’dell, Shirley Smith, Yvonnne Howe and Dennis Bradley and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews..

According to Grace’s wishes, cremation will take place and she will be buried in Cook’s Prairie Cemetery on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 3PM with Pastor Allen Henson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, MI 49224 To leave online messages of condolence, please visit


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 12, 2019


Grace Marie Christophel

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