What is ObitMichigan.com?
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.
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.
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: 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: 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: Can family members submit an obituary directly?
A: At this time our policy is that all obituaries must be entered into our system by licensed 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 the funeral home is not currently using our system, please ask that they contact us to sign up.
Q: Can out-of-state funeral homes be affiliated with this site?
A: We are in the process of expanding notifications to out-of-state areas. We do have partner homes in-state that will place the obituary for an out-of-area location if possible. If you are interested in posting an out-of-state obituary, please fill out the contact us form and someone will contact you.
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: 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.
|NAME||LIFETIME||COMMUNITY OF RESIDENCE||SERVICE DATE|
|David Armstrong||1/12/1955 to 5/23/2013||Kawkawlin||5/29/2013|
|Narciss Banks||5/1/1927 to 5/13/2013||Saginaw||5/29/2013|
|Mary Claus||9/11/1949 to 5/24/2013||Hemlock||5/30/2013|
|Joseph Dollhopf||7/2/1918 to 5/24/2013||Saginaw||5/27/2013|
|William McCarron||12/5/1928 to 5/23/2013||Essexville||5/29/2013|
|Margaret Scheddel||3/5/1915 to 5/25/2013||Bay City||5/30/2013|
|Norman "Butch" Shafer||11/18/1937 to 5/24/2013||Saginaw||5/29/2013|
|Wendy Winistorf||8/15/1963 to 5/22/2013||Comstock Park||5/28/2013|
|Janet Brady||7/16/1934 to 5/22/2013||Alma||5/28/2013|
|Elric "Ricky" Christian||11/25/1969 to 5/19/2013||Saginaw||5/29/2013|
|Jaxson Maddox Chrobak||2/5/2013 to 5/24/2013||Bay City||5/29/2013|
|Donald Hartwick Jr.||7/14/1941 to 5/18/2013||Pinconning, MI||6/1/2013|
|Robert Laidlaw Johnson||2/15/1927 to 5/19/2013||Pinconning||6/1/2013|
|Neil Johnson||1/5/1939 to 5/24/2013||Coleman||5/28/2013|
|Marion Kain||1/31/1921 to 5/24/2013||Bay Port||5/28/2013|
|Lori Zieroff||4/8/1969 to 5/23/2013||Saginaw||5/28/2013|
|Jeanette (Sprywa) Karr||2/22/1938 to 5/22/2013||Bay City||5/29/2013|
|ERNEST (ERNIE) ALLEN||11/22/1929 to 5/22/2013||Saginaw, MI||5/29/2013|
|William Bardin||10/5/1943 to 5/22/2013||Zilwaukee||5/26/2013|
|Vera Farrow||11/24/1939 to 5/19/2013||Saginaw||5/28/2013|