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.


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 on MY5: Monday-Friday: 4:25pm, 7:25pm, and 10:56pm. Beginning June 8, 2015 (MY5 only) 6:17am and 6:47am will be added Monday-Friday.

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 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 kwolf@wnem.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.

Recent Obituaries

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Dorothy Ann Gatza 7/14/1923 to 5/1/2016 Bay City, Michigan view obituary
Peter Jansen 8/6/1943 to 4/28/2016 Mayville 5/6/2016 view obituary
Gerald F. "Jerry" Kukla 11/15/1936 to 5/1/2016 Bay City 5/6/2016 view obituary
Joe Barden 4/6/1921 to 5/1/2016 Forest Township 5/4/2016 view obituary
Elmer "Lee" Behmlander 4/25/1950 to 4/30/2016 Bay City 5/4/2016 view obituary
Vickie Boesnecker 9/5/1958 to 5/1/2016 Frankenmuth 5/7/2016 view obituary
Lloyd Brubaker 2/17/1928 to 5/1/2016 Beaverton 5/6/2016 view obituary
Norman R. Eberlein 12/18/1927 to 5/1/2016 Hubbard Lake, MI formerly of Saginaw 5/4/2016 view obituary
John Finkbeiner 8/26/1942 to 5/1/2016 Saginaw 5/5/2016 view obituary
John Gorte Jr. 6/17/1949 to 4/28/2016 St. Helen 5/6/2016 view obituary
Donald M. Gradowski 7/2/1930 to 5/1/2016 Bay City, Michigan 5/6/2016 view obituary
Elizabeth "Libby" Gutzwiller 9/19/1939 to 4/30/2016 Saginaw, Michigan view obituary
Benjamin Jammer 3/19/1933 to 5/2/2016 Auburn 5/5/2016 view obituary
Timothy Kent 10/9/1952 to 4/30/2016 Bay City 5/5/2016 view obituary
J. Patrick Kinney 8/29/1943 to 5/2/2016 Essexville 5/7/2016 view obituary
ROBERT (Bob) J. LOPEZ 2/14/1944 to 4/29/2016 Essexville 5/6/2016 view obituary
Jeffrey A. Merchant 8/11/1959 to 4/29/2016 Bay City view obituary
Sharon Miller 2/4/1960 to 4/30/2016 Reese 5/3/2016 view obituary
Gary Palmer 11/16/1935 to 4/13/2016 Saginaw 5/11/2016 view obituary
Dorothy (Banas) Tomasek-McDonald 7/29/1925 to 4/28/2016 Byron 5/4/2016 view obituary