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      Grand Hotel owner dies at age 80 of heart failure

      The hotel with nearly 400 rooms had celebrated it's125th anniversary last year and has been in the Musser family for 80 years.

      R.D. "Dan" Musser Jr., the owner of Michigan's famous Summer resort, the Grand Hotel, died on Saturday of congestive heart failure.

      According to a statement from the Mackinac Island hotel, Musser died at a Lansing hospital.

      "Dan Musser was a pillar of great strength on Mackinac Island," said former Gov. William Milliken.

      Musser started working at the hotel when he was in college in 1951 while it was owned by his uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill. Musser became president in 1960 and purchased the hotel with his wife Amelia, in 1979.

      At the time of his death, Musser was chairman emeritus. The hotel with nearly 400 rooms had celebrated it's125th anniversary last year and has been in the Musser family for 80 years.