Source: Manistee News Advocate-Manistee Daily Advocate, (Manistee, Manistee, Michigan), 26 October 1963, Front page headline and column 8, microfilm owned by Manistee Public Library, Manistee Michigan; Manistee County Historical Museum, Manistee, Michigan.
Today marks the 49th anniversary of Michael's death. I wanted to memorialize Michael, but didn't want to add any pain to his brothers and sisters who are still living. I emailed his sisters and the one who replied said she was okay with it. She asked for a copy of his obituary and I sent it to her.
Brethren, Michigan is a very small four corner type of town. I can imagine the shock that must have went through the town and school community. Michael was a freshman and had his whole life ahead of him.
My thoughts and prayers are with his three sisters, and two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews as they remember Michael, today.