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7/7/2014 8:56:00 AM
Michael Geary

Michael Lee Geary, 68, passed away on July 3, 2014, after a battle with cancer at his home with his family at his side.

Mike was born February 16, 1946 in Harbor Springs.. Mike was the son of Donald and Serena Geary. He attended Harbor Springs Schools and then went on to serve our country in the Vietnam War in the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper, where he was recognized with several medals including a purple heart.

He married Karen (Smith) Geary on August 23, 1969. They made their home on the Geary family homestead where he continued the family tradition of farming. They owned the Larks Lake Bar for many years and most recently Geary Excavating and Trucking. Mike loved hunting, fishing, farming and most of all spending time with his family and friends, while singing and playing his guitar. He was well known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He will be truly missed by so many.

He is survived by his spouse, Karen (Smith) Geary, his children, Craig (Sherri) Geary, Heidi (Jamie) Kresnak, Mike (Trina) Geary, Josh Geary, and Billie Jo (Mike) Fortune. He is also survived by his grandchildren Michael Geary, Logan Geary, Brandon Kresnak, Brody Kresnak, Grace Geary, Kelsey Geary, Emmet Geary, Rexford McPhee, Jessica Oom, and Jennifer Oom-Dobb, brother Don Geary, his mother-in-law Virginia Smith. Also many in-laws, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and special friends including Bryan and Cathy Lauer, Mark and Lisa Johansen, Scottie Lansill, and Al and Sheila Major.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Serena Geary, his brothers Gilbert Geary, Ronald Geary and Patrick Geary and his sister Mary Geary.

There will be a celebration of his life with military honors at Stutsmanville Chapel on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ed Warner officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions can make them to the American Legion Smith-Hoover Post 281. Online messages of condolence may be made atstonefuneralhomeinc.com.
















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