April 2, 1941 - June 20, 2015
Michael John Stankewitz, age 74, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. He was born on April 2, 1941 in Excelsior Township in Kalkaska County to the late Marie G. Stankewitz.Mike was a life-long resident of Kalkaska and graduated from Kalkaska High School in 1959. He married the former Catherine “Kitty” Como on March 4, 1964. Together they raised 4 children.Mike served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mike retired from Myers Printing Service of Traverse City in 2003 after 20 years of dedicated service. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and of the National Rifle Association.He enjoyed airplanes, golf, gardening, fishing and bird watching.Mike is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Kitty; his 3 loving sons and 1 daughter, Michael J. (Janet) Stankewitz of Crumpton, MD, Tamara M. “Tammy” Stankewitz of Kalkaska, Anthony “Tony” Stankewitz of Kalkaska, and Jon T. Stankewitz of Kalkaska; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his brother William (Linda) George of MI; and his sister-in-law, Linda George of Kalkaska.He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry George; and his sister, Maxine Hamilton.Funeral services will be on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church with Reverend Norman Dickson, S.J. officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.Memorial contributions may be given to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.Condolences may be left online at wolfeoneill.com.Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Michael John Stankewitz, age 74, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. He was born on April 2, 1941 in Excelsior Township in Kalkaska County to the late Marie G. Stankewitz.Mike was a life-long resident... View Obituary & Service Information
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