Michael J. 'Bear' Morrison

Birth: April 29th, 1948
Death: December 10th, 2012
Age: 64 years
Residence:Mt. Pleasant
Previous Residence(s):Coleman


Michael J. ‘Bear’ Morrison, 64, of Mt. Pleasant, died at home, Monday December 10, 2012.  He was born in Clare, April 29, 1948, the son of the late Gerald ‘Max” & Marguerite (McNerney) Morrison.  Mike married his wife Ruth Ann August 8, 1975 in Coleman.  He was a retired pipefitter from UA Local 85 after working for 32 years.  Mike served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was a very enthusiastic sports fan, especially for the U of M.  Mike loved the outdoors, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.


Survivors include his wife Ruth Ann of Mt. Pleasant, sons Kevin Berk of Farwell, Calvin & Michelle Berk of Lupton, daughter Kim & Dave Cottrell of Coleman, 6 grandchildren: Amber & Josh Lytle, Kalley & Christopher Bass, Brittney Schnabel, Jessica Cottrell, Bailey Cottrell & Cody Berk, 4 great-grandchildren: Aleigha, Hayden, Isaac & Zayne, brothers: Matt & Margaret Morrison of Coleman, Gary & Shirley Morrison of Coleman, Bruce & Janice Morrison of Coleman, Patrick & Cindy Morrison of Batavia, IL, sister Mary & Ernie Simon of Clare, brother-in-law Ted Mogg of Rosebush.  Mike was also preceded in death by his granddaughter Jessica Leigh Callan, daughter-in-law Nancy A. Sundell-Berk, and sisters Martha Morrison and Monica Mogg.


Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Friday December 14, 2012 at the O’Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc., with Fr. Christian Tabares officiating.  Burial will take place in the St. Henry’s Cemetery, Rosebush.  Friends may call at the O’Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-9 pm and on Friday starting at 10:30 until the time of services.  Memorials are suggested to the Coleman Veteran’s Memorial.    

Please contact the Funeral Services Provider if you wish to report any errors in this notification, or if you would like any additional information.


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