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.

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Shirley (Casner) Cline 5/18/1936 to 4/9/2018 Breckenridge 4/28/2018 view obituary
Nathan Henry 11/8/1963 to 4/21/2018 Saginaw 4/28/2018 view obituary
Jeffrey Long 7/17/1951 to 4/23/2018 Midland 4/30/2018 view obituary
Michael T. Sigman 4/25/1951 to 4/23/2018 Saginaw 4/30/2018 view obituary
Elizabeth Caldwell 8/7/1949 to 4/17/2018 Saginaw 4/27/2018 view obituary
Jack Cusenza 11/30/1948 to 4/22/2018 Clio 4/27/2018 view obituary
Lester L. Fetters, Sr. 9/5/1921 to 4/24/2018 Sterling, Michigan 4/27/2018 view obituary
Marie Green 1/9/1929 to 4/16/2018 Southfield 4/27/2018 view obituary
Jeanette (Judy) Hockaday 10/7/1938 to 4/20/2018 Midland 4/28/2018 view obituary
Dorsey Humphrey 9/7/1930 to 4/22/2018 St. Louis 5/6/2018 view obituary
Loraine Rummel 12/24/1912 to 4/24/2018 Frankenmuth, MI 4/27/2018 view obituary
Rose Marie Stiger 8/30/1946 to 4/22/2018 Bridgeport, Michigan 4/27/2018 view obituary
Mike Tanner 5/20/1955 to 4/22/2018 Bay City 4/28/2018 view obituary
Gerald "Jerry" Vasold 5/3/1937 to 4/24/2018 Freeland, MI 4/28/2018 view obituary
Wilma "Winnie" (Cowan) Wesley 1/16/1932 to 4/22/2018 Chesaning 4/28/2018 view obituary
Milton Young 7/27/1932 to 4/23/2018 Elkton 4/27/2018 view obituary
James Zielinski 5/5/1940 to 4/23/2018 Bay City, Michigan 5/1/2018 view obituary
Terinda Lynn (Douglas) Miller 1/13/1964 to 4/20/2018 Burton 4/26/2018 view obituary
Jimmy Bell, Sr. 4/16/1955 to 4/23/2018 Saginaw 4/26/2018 view obituary
Ellis Brandt 5/16/1922 to 4/21/2018 Midland 4/26/2018 view obituary