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Gregory Allen Root, age 51, of Montcalm Township, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 upon arrival at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.  The son of Wilford H. & Norma Jean (Whaley) Root, he was born on November 1, 1963 in Saginaw and had worked as an asbestos abatement technician.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving are his friend and companion, Carrie S. Brooks of Sidney;  two sons, Austin Root and Dalton Root, both of Florida;  two step-daughters, Cherie Thomas and Rachael Morse; a brother, Lance Root of Saginaw; and many special friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial benefit and gathering beginning at 4:00 p.m.on Saturday, March 28th at the Greenville Moose Lodge, 5649 S Greenville Road (next to Randy Merren Auto Sales), Greenville.  Instead of flowers, donations towards Greg's final expenses would be appreciated.  Contributions may be made directly to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, MI 48838. .  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Greg's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com

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  1. Kim McMeeken on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  2. Mark Williams on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  3. Staci Johnson-Miller on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  4. Staci Johnson-Miller on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  5. Staci Johnson-Miller on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  6. Dawn Remondini Loughry on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  7. Dawn Remondini Loughry on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear about Greg. He was a great guy with a super personality and sense of humor. He always had a smile and laugh for anyone. He will be missed by a lot of people.



  8. John Bader on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  9. Kendi Misekow Baldwin on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  10. denise on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    U will b missed by many! Greg was the guy that u would call & hed do anything for u he would bend over backwards for anyone he would be the one that would make u laugh & smile on your worse days you will be missed.. Xoxox sis



  11. Cheyenne Shock on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  12. Nikki on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  13. Rachael morse on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am


  14. Rachael morse on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Greg was the greatest man I have ever met! He did every thing that he could do to make my life easer! I Lv him so much! He tried so hard to make every one happy I just wish I could have been there to make him happy!!=ƒÿâ!! Gregory Allen root you were a very great man! And I thank you for all you have done for me and ur friends and family! I’m going to really miss gregles!! Love your step daughter Rachael Ann morse



  15. Tom Dove and Cheryl Ball on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  16. Jeremiah Salmon on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  17. Barbara Geister on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  18. Barbara Geister on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    RIP Greg u will be greatly missed you where a great man did a lot for people I am proud to say u where my friend go fly with the angels my friend until we all meet again……..



  19. Michele Woodward on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  20. Handyman on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  21. Handyman on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  22. Jason Sowles on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  23. ron swanson on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  24. bob and nancy swanson on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am


  25. ron swanson on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    greg was a great man you will be missed greg



  26. Laura Whaley Watz on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Greg. He and I were very good buddies, when we were kids, we spent a lot of time together. He was my cousin and my friend. I loved him very much and will miss knowing he is out there.



  27. Wilbur Gaertner on March 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    May you rest in peace brother. I have some good memories of you playing bass with us.



  28. Jenny (Ludwig) Wissner on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  29. Laura Pack Schroeder on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I am saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. I haven’t seen him since shortly after high school, but I think of him often. I will be praying for his family and friends to find peace and comfort. Lance, I can’t imagine the grief of losing a sibling. {{{hugs}}}



  30. Laura Pack Schroeder on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  31. Lori Ware Hafner on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  32. dawn acklin on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  33. Gary Swanson on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  34. Wendy Richter on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  35. Wendy Garibay Shephard (Lil Sis) on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  36. Wendy on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    We have so many many memories. Although much of what happened with the boys I was to young to see for a few years. I remember so many crazy things and tons of laughs and most I only got to hear about after but the memories are many and made everyone smile. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with Family and Dear Friends for comfort in this time of loss. Lance, We Love & Miss You. Love Always, Wendy, John(Chimp), Roberta & Mom.



  37. The Talbot Family on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  38. Mary Kay Cox on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  39. Mary Kay Cox on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    So so sorry to hear of Greg passing. Had a lot of great times in our high school days! He will be missed! RIP old friend!



  40. Brent & Sandy DeLude on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  41. Richard Swanson on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  42. John Bader on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear that Greg had passed. He will be missed but never forgotten, Greg was a great friend and if you knew him you liked him. So many great times and memories happy to have been you’re friend Greg , you will be missed buddy



  43. Dennis Demijohn on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  44. Velvet Pahssen Baker on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  45. Robert M. Schneider on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  46. Dana Gauna on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  47. Jill Bierlein Vasold on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  48. Katie Sowles on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  49. Karen Sessions (high school friend) on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  50. Deidra on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Rest in Peace. Lots of good memories. Thoughts and prayers are sent for Greg and his family, Hugs!



  51. Deidra Hanysak Gardner on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  52. Terry and Lori Roll on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    You are an angel now Greg. Had some great times back in our younger days. You were one of a kind and the funniest guy! Condolences to the family.



  53. Terry and Lori Roll on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  54. mike & Jan Tyra on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  55. Dean Hanysak on March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am


  56. Douglas Dutcher on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  57. Douglas Dutcher on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My dear friend Greg it was so sad for me to hear that you pasted away. We had many great year’s working together and as a awesome friend. I am sure you are on your way to Heaven because you were so kind and giving .Rest in peace my dear friend. You will be missed very much. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend Doug



  58. Christine Cotter on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  59. Kimberly Cary Murphy on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  60. Bob and Deb Talalay on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  61. pamela krueger gaus on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  62. pamela krueger gaus on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Greg was a great friend he will be sorely missed



  63. Brian Kahl on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  64. Brian Kahl on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Man was so sad to see that Greg had passed. We used to goof off in high school about being in the Conway Twitty fan club. We even had the secret C sign lol.
    Never did he ever seem mad ever. Sorry I wont see him again …RIP CONWAY!!!!



  65. Pat Flory on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am


  66. Christine Propst Frost on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Went to school with Greg. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to the family. Sad to lose a class member from 1981.



  67. Sherrie Lich (Reid) on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am


  68. Kathy Foster Brutton on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am


  69. Scott Traub on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    hey bill, I have been trying to reach you for 20 years now I live out in Arizona give me a call plz 602 369 3218



  70. scott traub on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Mr. Root was one of the best bass players I ever had the privilege of playing music with. You were always one of the funniest guys I ever shared a laugh with.



  71. scott traub on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    hello fellow classmate of 1981



  72. Tracy (Chapin) Vlahas on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


  73. Tyler Rowland on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


  74. Tyler Rowland on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I’ll always remember the fun times had with you and my brother and sister and always being on your team when it came time to play Euchre. R.I.P



  75. Meredith Main on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Robert Main family, Saginaw



  76. The Robert Main family on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


  77. Laura Chapin on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


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  79. Terri Raymond on March 29, 2015 at 12:00 am


  80. Terri Raymond on March 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Greg,
    I am sad that your gone from us who love you ,but I’m happy that your in a better place with JESUS ! Thank you for all the fun times we had.
    Your friend, Terri Raymond



  81. Gregg Root on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    My brothers Jeff & Steve Root and i Lori Root send our condolences. We are so sorry for your lost and will be thinking of you. We are Gregg’s cousins and we just found out he had passed.



  82. Jeff Root on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am


  83. Don Beyer / Tampa Florida on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Our condolences to Gregg’s family and friends. We were cousins and spent a lot of time on the farm with parents, grandparents and all the cousins. It takes a moment like this to realize we haven’t seen you in probably 30 years or more. We’ve lost touch will a lot of our cousins over the years. We need to get together more often and not at weddings and funerals! Rest in peace brother, it sounds like you had a lot of friends and close family.



  84. Ann Ballingash-Savage on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I was shocked to hear of Greg’s passing. I can remember countless hours listening to him play, along with Lance. He was like a brother to me, thank you for being there for me @ my graduation party.



  85. Ann Ballingash-Savage on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 am


  86. Kathy Klann & Gary Bronz on March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Our condolences go out to Greg’s Family & Friends. Kathy & I were Greg’s cousins, will always remember the times at the farm and family get together’s with him.



  87. Kathy Klann & Gary Bronz on March 31, 2015 at 12:00 am


  88. Tom Clairmont on April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am


  89. James Raymond on February 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Greg was always the life of the party! Sad he is gone. He will be missed.



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