Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 30, 2013

Edward Austin 'Ted' McLogan


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ANN ARBOR — Edward A. (Ted) McLogan died suddenly Jan. 25, 2013, at his home in Ann Arbor.

He was born April 2, 1920, in Flint to Edwin and Helen (Austin) McLogan, graduated from Flint Central High School and The University of Michigan, class of 1942. Ted was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. An ROTC graduate, he entered active service with the U.S. Army as a 2nd lieutenant. He completed Ranger training and joined the 25th Division on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, from which he volunteered for the special mission that became Merrill's Marauders, the legendary Ranger guerilla force in Burma. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. In 2001, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Ga. He frequently gave talks about Merrill's Marauders to groups and organizations.

At the end of the war, Capt. McLogan married his college sweetheart Beatrice Bouchard, of Ann Arbor, and together they raised seven children in Flint, where he managed the family business, McLogan & Austin China Closet. After the firm's sale, he spent the next 30 years in brokerage and financial services with First of Michigan Corp., and Morgan Stanley in Traverse City. He maintained an active practice until he was nearly 80.

Committed to public service, Ted served as board member and chair of numerous volunteer organizations, including YMCA, Red Cross, Big Brothers, Hurley Hospital, and Flint Public Schools. Ted was a 65-year member and director of Rotary Club.

He was elected to the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1961 and then managed the successful statewide referendum resulting in its adoption. He was elected to the Flint Charter Revision Commission in 1965, and twice to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, 1968-72. He remained devoted to service above self his entire life, and modeled that for all who knew him.

In 1985, Ted and Bea left Flint for Traverse City and then Suttons Bay. Following Ted's retirement, they moved to Bea's hometown of Ann Arbor, where they became involved in all things Maize and Blue at University Commons and where Ted joined the VP Club.

Ted is survived by his wife of 67 years, and their children, Deborah Nelson, Matthew (Jane Brierley) McLogan, Martha Morrow, Jennifer (Daniel Gurskis) McLogan, Mary (Daniel) Ziegeler, Elizabeth (Robert) Sugar, and Helen (Carl) Chamberlain; 21 grandchildren, Jessica Cohen, Matthew Nelson, Elizabeth Harvey, Amy Nelson; Katherine, Molly, and Timothy McLogan; Helen and Elizabeth Morrow; Emily, Edward, and Elizabeth Gurskis; Claire, Daniel, and Charles Ziegeler; Sarah, Hannah, and Betsy Sugar; Elaine, William, and Henry Chamberlain; and four great-grandchildren. Ted is also survived by his brother, James; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Donald; and cousin Elaine McLogan Steinmetz.

Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Student Chapel in Ann Arbor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Charities or St. Mary's Student Parish.

The family is being served by Muehlig Funeral Home of Ann Arbor.


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