David Wyman

Class of 1960
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David Wyman was nominated by James Kesseler.

At Grayling High School, Dave was a member of the yearbook staff, played football for four years, played basketball for three years, attended Boys' State at Michigan State University and was the senior class president.

After graduating from GHS in 1960, he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at Michigan Technological University in Houghton and became a registered professional engineer in Missouri and Michigan.

He worked as a professional engineer on the construction of the California Aqueduct from 1965 to 1967 and as an engineer on the construction of nuclear and conventional electric generator plants from 1967 to 1970. From 1970 to 1989, he was the owner of Dubois Lumber Company, owned and restored the historic Hanson House on Peninsular Avenue and owned Wyman Construction Company. 

Mr. Wyman has served on the Grayling City Council, was mayor of Grayling and served on the Crawford County Board of Commissioners, the Building Code Board of Appeals and the Grayling Township Board of Appeals.

He has made significant contributions toward improving the lives of others by serving as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, an organization for which he helped build homes in Grayling, South Africa and Valdosta, Georgia. He also made church mission trips to Moscow, Venezuela and Alaska. And he served on the Crawford AuSable School District Board of Education from 1974 to 1978.

"Thanks to Dave's basic values and his Crawford AuSable School District education, he has paid it forward with his leadership skills to the benefit of our community," said Mr. Kesseler. 

Mr. Wyman said, "My retirement is consumed by daily dog care at Luce County Animal Shelter, daily bike rides; woodworking projects; hunting and fishing, being a Feed America volunteer and enjoying life with my wife Donna." 

His four sisters and three children also graduated from Grayling High School.