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November 21, 2013

Michael Verhage

ELK RAPIDS — Michael Verhage, 62, of Elk Rapids, passed away on Nov. 18, 2013. He was born Aug. 1, 1951, in Flint, at Hurley Hospital.

Michael lived in Battle Creek, Tecumseh and Rockford, Ill., graduating from Rockford East High School in 1969. He attended Northern Illinois University, where he met and married Judy Koval. He moved to Elk Rapids in 1974 and attended Michigan State University for turfgrass management.

He worked at several golf courses in Northern Michigan, the last being Bay Meadows.

He is survived by his son, Joshua (Melissa); grandsons, Felix and Archer; mother and father, Ned and Lorraine; brothers, James (Sue), Larry (Lana) and Brian (Kathy); and six nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.

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