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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Michael Timreck

   Michael Charles Timreck, 57, of Gladwin, passed from this world on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 after a short illness. A loving memorial service was held at the Hall Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, officiated by Pastor Brad Withrow.

   His life was filled with many adventures—this will be his greatest. He was born Jan. 3, 1948 in Willow Run and was the beloved son of Dr. Harold A. and Myrna (Sommerfield) Timreck. He was preceded in death by his father and also by his infant son, Charles Anthony. Mike will be greatly missed by his son Michael Jason and mother, Myrna Timreck, both of Gladwin; Pam Pietrzyk and husband Michael of Vinton, Virginia; three nephews, one niece, and their children. Two very special ladies in his life, who will always hold him dear in their hearts, are Tracey Timreck and Marlene Freitag.

   Mike was, after all, a most unforgettable character with an endearing charm about him.

   He attended Northwood Institute in Cedar Hill, Texas, and received his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. Mike enjoyed meeting and greeting people in the restaurant business, both in Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later, he owned and operated a used car lot in Gladwin. He eventually settled in with a wonderful group of people at Red Carpet Keim to explore the world of real estate. In every venture of his life, Mike’s affable personality, his gift of gab, and his charismatic personality paved the way.

   While cruising the Great Lakes with his parents, Mike developed a love of boating at an early age. He maintained that interest throughout his life, and experienced many an adventure (and misadventure) as the captain of his own shrimp boat. He journeyed from Florida to Texas and from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico.

   Mike was also an avid sportsman, and loved his buddies at the Greenwood Hunting Club. He was so proud to pass this legacy on to his son, Michael Jason, who he considered to be the most important person in his life. One of Mike’s favorite places was the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He always said that he was the happiest when he was north of the 45th parallel. Mike was a unique individual who took a sincere interest in everyone whose lives he touched. Often, there was an impish twinkle in his eyes, which was irresistible. Captain…we salute you.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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