Family, Friends Say Final Goodbye to Former Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Wakefield

Family and friends of former Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Wakefield are saying their final goodbyes.

Wakefield passed away last Tuesday.

After being a pillar in Northern Michigan and serving decades in law enforcement, he retired as Crawford County sheriff in December. 

Former Sheriff Wakefield’s visitation started at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

People are already gathering to pay their respects to someone who meant so much to the county.

Sheriff Kirk Wakefield served in law enforcement for 40 years and was in Crawford for 17 of those years.

He was one of the founders of the Northern Michigan Law Enforcement Training Group, president of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association and was named Crawford County’s Citizen of the Year in 2018.

Those who worked with him describe him as a humble leader.

And now many of them are gathered to reminisce on the lessons they learned from him.

We’ll have more on former Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Wakefield visitation throughout the day on air and online.

If you would like to pay your respects to Sheriff Wakefield, you can find his visitation and funeral information below.

Visitation

April 25 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home

1108 W. North Down River Road PO Box 602

Grayling, MI, 49738

Visitation

April 25 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home

1108 W. North Down River Road PO Box 602

Grayling, MI, 49738

Celebration of Life

April 26. 12 p.m.

Grayling Free Methodist Church

6352 M-72 West

Grayling, MI, 49738