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Owner Of The Grand Hotel On Mackinac Island Passes Away

Posted at 5:05 PM, Apr 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-13 18:02:29-04

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich— Grand Hotel Chairman Emeritus R. D. (Dan)
Musser Jr., passed away Saturday in Lansing. He was 80.

The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Musser was a part of Grand Hotel for more than 60 years, starting work there as a
college student in 1951, when the hotel was owned by his uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill He
became president of the hotel in 1960 and then purchased it with his wife Amelia in
1979. Grand Hotel celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012 and this year marks the
family’s 80th year of stewardship for the hotel.

Musser is survived by his wife, Amelia, daughter Robin Agnew and her husband
Jamie of Ann Arbor, daughter Margaret “Mimi” Cunningham of Mackinac Island, son R. D. Musser III and his wife Marlee Brown of Mackinac Island, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at All Saints
Episcopal Church in East Lansing, with burial at a later date on Mackinac Island.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Library Fund.