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Life Story / Obituary
Michael David Mayer, 76, of Interlochen died Tuesday, May 30, 2023. He was born on May 24, 1947, in Berwyn, Illinois, the son of Laddie and Doris Mayer.
He formerly resided in both North Riverside, Illinois and Wheaton, Illinois before moving to Northern Michigan in October of 1978. Michael and his wife Linda were married in Maywood, Illinois on April 7, 1973. He worked for Hyster Lift Trucks and then at Homestead Resort for 31 years.
Michael was a volunteer firefighter in Wheaton, Illinois along with Glen Arbor, Michigan. He also served as the Assistant Chief for Almira Township. Michael served 2 years in the United States Army stationed in Germany where he drove large equipment trucks.
He enjoyed riding side by sides and on golf carts as well, being on pontoons and snowmobiles. Michael also enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, and other outdoor activities. He loved his animals very much.
Michael is survived by his wife who loved him for over 50 years, Linda; his sons, Kevin (Julie) and Bryan (Paulette); his grandchildren, Nicole and Justin; his sister, Joni (Tony); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Laddie and Doris (Kniewel) Mayer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Healthcare Hospice, Almira Township Fire Department, Glen Arbor Fire Department or a foundation of your choice.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11 am, Saturday, June 17, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The family will greet friends starting at 10 am. There will be a luncheon immediately following the Memorial Mass. Interment will take place at 2 pm, Saturday June 17, 2023, at Inland Township Cemetery in Interlochen.
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