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Man complains about road at cemetery

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A local man struggles to visit his wife and parents at their final resting place.

He makes the journey despite his disability, but he said the access road that separates them is so bad he can hardly make it.

"It's important to get back here, but not that important to where I need a wrecker to get me out if I get stuck," Roy Renwick said.

Renwick has been on his fair share of battlefields. He served in WWII and the Korean War. He said with his old age the newest fight is getting to his wife's gravesite at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw.

"They're doing good on the sites and everything, it's just getting to them," Renwick said.

He visits his wife Shirley, who died in 2013, and his parents who rest next to her a few times a year.

However, deep roots, holes and uneven ground make it a serious challenge for the 91-year-old who uses a walker. After a heavy rain he said it's an impossible task. Renwick said his complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

"Anything they can do to help the people, that's what they need," Renwick said.

Donna Campbell oversees the cemetery. She said they were not aware of the problem, but did commit to evaluating the pathway on Friday.

Campbell said they'll repair it if possible or look for a potential alternative access to the sites.

Renwick said he thinks it's a simple solution.

"I understand they have their problems, but like I say, I worked construction and they could have took a front end loader and a couple loads of dirt and filled it in, made it easier for them and us too that want to come back in here," Renwick said.

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