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Dennis Grieve
June 29, 1957 - January 12, 2019
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Dennis Grieve, age 61, died unexpectedly from a heart attack Saturday, January 12, 2019. Dennis was a remarkable man: vibrant, outgoing, hardworking, generous and inquisitive. No one was a stranger to Dennis! Dennis had many passions, especially cooking, traveling, walking, the weather and maps. He was also an avid Michigan State Spartan fan, his alma …
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Duane & Ann Wilson left a message on June 29, 2019:
Joem and family Duane and I want to share our condolences. I just found out while talking to a neighbor. But how classic that we would see anyone much until winter was over. Then Denny would wave a "Hi Ann!" as he got the mail or mowed the grass.He was good about complementing my spring flowers. never commenting on the weeds that I found had to keep up with. I know he loved Baxter and was a good dog Dad. He was already missed,Duane and I were asking each other have you seen Denny? He was a good guy, and we miss him. Ann & Duane Wilson
Karen Grieve left a message on March 17, 2019:
I love and miss my brother Dennis dearly. I read each and every one of your lovingly poignant tributes in January, again today and will continue to. Your stories, memories, moments are resounding and abounding of your Love and with Dennis.❤️❤️
Peter Dolan left a message on January 17, 2019:
Dennis was an amazing person who will be missed by all who knew him. Those who didn’t will regret the opportunity to make his aquatintence. He packed more into his time on earth than anyone I’ve ever met. Good times or bad he was always upbeat, excited to see you and sincerely interested in your world. I can hear his laughter and visualize his smile as I write this piece. Sorry you’re gone but my money has you in a better place. To his family I share in your grief knowing I will not be able to see my friend in this world again.
Bill Bohn left a message on January 17, 2019:
Dennis and I started our sales careers together back in the early '80s and we still golfed a few times each year. He was a one of a kind person, always living life to the fullest. He could make a friend within seconds of meeting someone and was an open book to anyone who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.
Cassie Herm left a message on January 16, 2019:
I had the privilege of working with Dennis as one of my partners. Dennis and I visited many businesses, spent time strategizing and closing sales. Dennis was one of the best partners anyone could ask for, there were times that he terrified me with his driving however, we always made it to our destination safely. Dennis loved his job and worked very hard and against some tough competitors, in 2017 he was number one in field. Dennis often talked about the love of his life JoEm, vacations, his dog and his father whom he was very proud of. I would always tell Dennis he should work for the Food Network because he was so descriptive in every detail when he talked about his gourmet meals that he prepared for his friends and loved ones. Like many others in the Financial Industry, we will miss your passion, your smile and your jokes. Enjoy paradise my friend! A family Irish prayer: Dont grieve for me, for now I’m free! I follow the plan God laid for me. I saw His face, I heard His call, I took His hand and left it all… I could not stay another day, To love, to laugh, to work or play; Tasks left undone must stay that way. And if my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss… Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much: Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief – Don’t shorten yours with undue grief. Be not burdened with tears of sorrow, Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow
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Doreen Webb left a message on January 16, 2019:
Jesus said of himself: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me,even though he dies will come to life.” (John 11:25) The dead has the wonderful hope of a resurrection to a righteous new world where sickness and death will be no more. (John 5:28,29 Isaiah 25:8, 33:24)
Jack Dolan left a message on January 16, 2019:
I heard the sad news and felt like I was in shock all day. I looked at pictures of Dennis and thought about our many great times . Everybody had a smile and spirits picked up when Dennis showed up. He had an infectious laugh that lifted everyone up. Interesting stories and wacky shenanigans would abound when Dennis was present. Dennis was a spring breeze and sunshine on an early Spring day up at MSU. Dennis was anticipation and excitement about an upcoming party. Dennis was inclusive and warm. He was loyal and genuinely interested Iin you. He was my friend and I really will miss him..
jim Fontanesi left a message on January 16, 2019:
Where can I even start. We grew up next to each other in the catholic ghetto behind Brother Rice and while the rest of us went there he ended up at Seaholm, but that never made a difference as we grew up in a different time where what you knew about your friends was more important that your xbox score. Fondly remember walking all the to 16th hole at Oakland hills to play hockey , we all wore red wing stuff, of course Denny had his bruins outfits but again it didn't matter After a couple of years apart I returned to Michigan and roomed with Denny and a few other colorful folks at MSU and what a wonderful time that was , from the PIG roost , to wrecking Mega's car, to that precious snow day football game in 78. There was never a dull moment with Denny and the group. After graduation we moved on and once when I was an intern in Columbia Missouri Denny and his wife decided to visit on the way to see her parents in Tulsa . I remember him remarking that it was a crazy drive with police chases along the way. Told him not to worry and that night we went out for a drink only to get shot in the parking lot. He had a flesh wound and I needed some minor surgery. When I got back to the apartment they were gone but Denny left me a note saying what a "blast" no pun intended , that we had. Next real time I saw him was after he recovered from nearly dying from Guillian Barre syndrome , just when his son was about 6 months old. He came out to California for a business trip and you could tell he understood he got a second chance to live and wasn't going to take it for granted...not sure his bosses understood but we sure did. As with us all Denny had some business and personal set backs but amazing enough he always found a way to have that smile no matter what ( unless you said something bad about the bruins or Red Sox ). When ever I saw him he always asked about my parents and brothers and sister and kids , always being so nice about really caring. He really seemed to find his stride when he meet JoEm and although I did not see them all that often you could tell the love he had for her , it was unwavering and unconditional and it didn't hurt that he did cook up some mean cookies I saw him last a few months ago and it took him a minute to recognize me but then it was the same old Denny ,,,making fun of me about my Michigan State "moonshine" and a few other not to need to be written about stories It is hard to contemplate that someone you have known for over 55 years is now gone He was a true gentleman who knew how to have fun. He wasn't scared to do anything and that made him a strong man, but a man who exuded confidence, but always that smile and laugh when things got a bit tight. He persevered in tough times , enjoyed and shared the good times and I know he really loved his kids very much from how proud he was when he told me about them we I saw him last. Words are merely a formality when it comes to people like Denny because you had to live in his world and be around him to really understand what a wonderful and gracious man he was. May the light of God shine upon his soul and may he rest in peace and watch over and protect us all. Our prayers are for him and with his JoEm and his family Font
Shelly left a message on January 16, 2019:
Very sad to hear about the passing of Dennis. I was a partner of his at work- and when he visited he lit up talking of his children, JoEm, traveling, cooking, and his dog. He spoke of his family and places of travel as if we knew exactly who and where he was talking about personally. He was incredibly hardworking and dependable- and made the best batch of chocolate cookies I have ever eaten! Your family is in my prayers!
Jane Ayers left a message on January 16, 2019:
Here are your steps of light,
Jane Ayers left a message on January 16, 2019:
I am deeply saddened that Dennis is no longer with us. I would say they broke the mold, when he was created. His love for his partner, dog and family was very evident, in our conversations. I learned how to tell if liquor has gone bad, how to cook special sauces, and many gourmet food conversations. He has been a great partner at work, in which he is terribly missed already. My condolences and prayers go out to the entire family, and JoEm. May you dance with the Angels Dennis. Missing you Jane
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