French, Michael Andrew, Drummond Island, Michigan

Passed away with his family at his side on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Petoskey, MI. Age 67 years. Michael was born on April 21, 1946, in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Andrew and Leona (Zorn) French. He was married to Sandra D. Gay on August 27, 1966. She survives him. Michael graduated from Ferris State University and was employed by Delphi for 43 years, retiring as a machinist (tool & die). He enjoyed his retirement with Sandra on Drummond Island picking pudding stones, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, visiting friends, and spending time with his family. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, one daughter and their spouses, Jon (Margaret) French, David (Amanda) French, Dan (Stephanie) French, Patti (Eric) Stewart; eight grandchildren, Sierra and Claire (French), Cameron & Coryn (French), Eva and Oliver (Stewart), Andrew and Michael (French); one brother, Rudy Joyce; and several nieces and nephews. Michael’s memorial service will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Paul R. Hinz will officiate with a private family inurnment in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., and then on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Michael's honor to the Drummond Island Food Bank, Drummond Island, MI 49726, 906-493-6430, Alaska's Healing Hearts ( or the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation ( Memories and sympathies of Michael may be shared with the family on his memorial website at