Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 9, 2013

George J. High

PESHAWBESTOWN — George James High, 71, of Peshawbestown, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

George was born on Feb. 19, 1942, in Manistique, the son of Joseph and Olive (Cripps) High.

George was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He was a very giving man, who donated to various charities. He loved country music, wild life, and photography. He lived at the Elders Complex in Peshawbestown during his later years and his last days were spent at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

George is survived by his cousins, Roxanne McSauby and dear friend, Lucille McSauby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brother, John; and sister, Lorraine.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon until the start of the 1 p.m. wake service at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown. Father Andy will serve as celebrant.

Please share memories with George’s family on his online obituary at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

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