What is ObitMichigan.com?

ObitMichigan.com is a partnership site between your local funeral service companies and your local TV affiliates.   If you have a question or concern, please use the CONTACT tab to send an email to our staff.


ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time can I see on-air death notifications on WNEM-TV5 & MY5?

A: The on-air death notifications can be viewed at the following times: WNEM TV5: Monday-Friday: 8:55 a.m.; 12:28 p.m.; 6:28 p.m., Saturday: 8:55a, Sunday: 7:55a and 8:55am. ALSO, airing on MY5: Monday-Friday: 6:24am, 6:55am, 4:25pm and 7:25pm.

Q: What time can I see on-air death notifications on 9&10News/Fox32?

A: The on-air death notifications can be viewed at the following times: 9&10News Monday-Friday: 6:58am & 12:28pm, Sat-Su at 6:28pm when News airs. Fox32: Monday-Friday: 8:58am & 7:28pm

Q: What is the music that is being played during WNEM-TV5's death notices?

A: The music that is played is a compilation of licensed music for the station. The main piece that is played is called "The Strength Within" by Wayne Coster and produced by JRM Music.

Q: How can I place an out-of-state obituary on ObitMichigan?

A: At this time our policy is that obituaries are entered into our system by a funeral service companies. If you wish for an obituary to appear on this site, and on the television broadcast(s), please contact a licensed funeral home. If you are using an out of state funeral home, please have the funeral home or yourself contact us directly at mcarmien@meredith.com.

Q: How do I get the password to log in to view condolence messages that have been left for my family member?

A: The funeral services company that entered the notification can provide you with the password.

Q: Why do I not see the condolence messages I left for the family?

A: All condolence messages are private to the family. If the family wishes, they can allow the messages to be made "public" and shown on the notification page.

Q: I have my condolence password, but now what do I do with it?

A: To view the condolences: 1) Click on the LOGIN tab, 2) Enter your password given to you by the funeral home or sent via email, 3) Click on the LOGIN button to list the condolence messages and 4) Approve, View, Print or Delete Messages by accessing the icons on the far-right side.

Q: I'm looking for a notification for someone but can't find them on your site. Can you help?

A: All of our notifications are entered by funeral services companies at the request of family members. Only those requested by family members will appear on our site.

Q: Why am I unable to find the obituary of a loved one that passed away?

A: This service launched in 2009. Therefore, any obituaries prior to that time will not be found on the site. Additionally, families are given the option to publish the obituary of their loved ones on the site during the service planning with a licensed funeral home. At this time, not all families are choosing this option. We expect this will change as more families and funeral homes learn about the on-air and on-line service.

Q: Can I receive an email of the daily notices?

A: Yes. You can register for an account on the LOGIN page. Click on Register to begin that process. During registration you will choose the frequency with which you would like to receive the notification emails; daily, weekly, or monthly.

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Gary and Christine Acha 3/3/1950 to 11/22/2014 Buena Vista Township 12/6/2014 view obituary
Kenneth D. Burnham 3/26/1956 to 11/25/2014 Bay City 12/1/2014 view obituary
William Gedney 6/16/1931 to 11/11/2014 Beaverton 12/1/2014 view obituary
Nino Hayes 3/5/1992 to 11/19/2014 Saginaw 11/29/2014 view obituary
Charley Hendrick-Gailey 4/10/2014 to 11/21/2014 Caro 11/29/2014 view obituary
Louis Iamurri 11/25/1926 to 11/24/2014 Saginaw 12/2/2014 view obituary
Anna Koester (Beach) 11/24/1921 to 11/24/2014 Birch Run 12/2/2014 view obituary
Jesse Oates, Sr. 5/24/1921 to 11/24/2014 Saginaw 11/29/2014 view obituary
D.N. Parks 9/2/1929 to 11/24/2014 Montrose 11/29/2014 view obituary
Dorothy E. Samolewski 1/26/1919 to 11/25/2014 Bay City, Michigan 12/1/2014 view obituary
Janice Simpson 3/17/1957 to 11/20/2014 Saginaw 12/1/2014 view obituary
Fredrick Venema 12/15/1923 to 11/25/2014 Saginaw 11/29/2014 view obituary
Eugene C. Batzlaff 10/17/1921 to 11/25/2014 Bay City 11/29/2014 view obituary
Deborah Bronner 10/22/1956 to 11/20/2014 Clio 11/29/2014 view obituary
Zach Eland 6/22/1990 to 11/24/2014 Standish, Michigan 11/29/2014 view obituary
Wayne Endline 10/11/1943 to 11/24/2014 Auburn, Michigan 11/29/2014 view obituary
Joyce Hanes (Warner) 5/9/1954 to 11/25/2014 Croswell, Michigan 11/29/2014 view obituary
Kyle Kinney 3/13/1991 to 11/24/2014 Brant 11/29/2014 view obituary
Ernest G. Lopez 12/6/1967 to 11/25/2014 Bay City, Michigan view obituary
Lorraine Mendyk 10/18/1934 to 11/23/2014 Saginaw 11/29/2014 view obituary