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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Doyle Franklin Root

February 16, 1934January 21, 2020
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Doyle Franklin Root, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Doyle was born on February 16, 1934 in his grandmother's house in Mulliken, Michigan to George L. and Irma F. Beck Root.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Dema Wright. Surviving are his wife of 62 years Sharon, and their children; Lisa M. Root-Moore (Roger Rosentreter), Jeffrey A. Root (Staci Westjohn Robinson), and Michael D. Root. Also surviving are grandchildren; Dr. Philip W. Moore, Andy D. Moore (Katie), Sarah M. Moore Nava (Stefan) and Tyler Nicole Root, great-grandchildren; Jayden, Camden, Ethan and Eleanora Moore, Doyle's brother David L. Root (Barbara) and special friends Marvin Schultz, Dennis Reniger, Wayne Chaffee and Arthur Hartig.

A graduate of Grand Ledge High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Doyle was a doer of dreams, noted for his hard-working ethic, ambition, meticulous nature and resiliency. His many accomplishments included owning Root Electric, Inc. (Lansing), co-founder of the Bank of Commerce (Lansing) and developer of Willoughby Woods Subdivision (Holt). Doyle's many interests included beekeeping, fishing and raising Clydesdale horses.

Please join his family for Visitation on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes (900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912). Additional Visitation will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 until the time of his Funeral Service at 11 AM also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Gunnisonville Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a thank you to McLaren Hospice nurses, and special volunteers at Mother Teresa House for the care shown to Doyle and his family. Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Teresa Hospice House (308 North Walnut Street, Lansing, MI) and the Capital Area Humane Society (7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI).

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Philip Moore
  • Andrew Moore
  • Stefan Nava
  • Phillip Root
  • Eric Wright
  • Michael Meade
  • DONATIONS

  • Mother Teresa Hospice House
  • Capital Area Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Funeral Services Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Jackie Twichell

January 24, 2020

sorry to hear about your loss ,my thoughts and prayers are with you

Tom Eastwood

January 24, 2020

On behalf of the members, officers and staff of IBEW Local 665 we offer our deepest heart felt condolences.

Ron Flinn

January 24, 2020

Sharon,

I'm very very sorry you lost Doyle. When Donna told me Doyle was entering hospice, I had no idea that he would leave us this soon.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron

Andrew Moore

January 23, 2020

Grandpa with great-grandchildren - Jayden, Camden and Ethan.

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