VULCAN — Michael J. Carey, 86, of Vulcan, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1933, in Channing, the son of the late Lester and Mildred (Hunting) Carey.
Michael graduated from Channing High School in 1952, he went on to school in Detroit before moving back to Sagola.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.
Michael worked with his father in the woods running a sawmill, and as a mechanic at the Groveland Mine from 1962 until it closed in 1981. He then worked for Schneider’s Iron and Metal in Iron Mountain until his retirement in 1997.
Michael married Marion Bilski in June of 1962 at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. She preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2020.
He is a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan.
Michael was an all-around handyman, who could make or fix anything. He loved working with wood and made all sorts of things for family members and friends. He enjoyed walleye fishing and spending time with his family.
Michael is survived by his sons, David (Sandra) Carey of Vulcan and Patrick Carey of Stephenson; granddaughters, Danielle (Chris) St. Vincent of Aurora, Wis. and Jessi (Kyle Cootware) Carey of Vulcan; great-grandchildren, Tayler, Ashley, Javen and Maverik; brother, Joe (Beverly) Carey of Grandville; sister-in-law, Janise Bilski of Iron Mountain; special friends, Dave Chicha of Vulcan and Bob Peters of Waucedah; and many nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom, Jack and Patrick Carey; brother-in-law, David Bilski.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis officiating.
Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery.
Condolences to the family of Michael may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.