Poyer Sr., John Albert "Papa John", Harrison, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

John Albert Poyer Sr. was born October 23, 1946 and passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, with his wife Linda at his side. Age 66 years. John was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Rita Poyer, of Saginaw. Surviving him are his wife, Linda Swigert, Harrison, MI; two brothers, Thomas and Sue Poyer, Inglewood, FL; Gerard and Kathy Poyer, St. Charles, MI; a sister, Kathy and Francis Cox, Saginaw, MI; his children, Shirley and Michael Brissette, Standish, MI; John Poyer Jr., Saginaw, MI; James Poyer, Saginaw, MI; Brandi and Robert Coats, Essexville, MI; two step-daughters and one step-son, Bobbisue and Carlos Saunders, Christi and Ron Samuelson, and David and Dawn Fortier; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families. John served in the Michigan National Guard from 1963 – 1969 and was a member and currently served as 1st Vice Commander of the American Legion Post in Harrison, Michigan. He was also a member of the Gladwin Eagles Club. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, where his family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of service. Pastor Scott McIntyre will officiate. www.casefuneralhome.com