Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 30, 2014

Michael Lynn Misico

WILLIAMSBURG — Michael Lynn Misico, 64, passed away while surrounded by his loving family at his home in Williamsburg on Jan. 24, 2014. Michael was born to Alex and Vesta Misico on Jan. 28, 1950, in Detroit. The family eventually moved to Elk Rapids, where Michael spent the remainder of his childhood and teenage years.

He was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War. Although he wasn’t necessarily thrilled about it Michael often said that it was his duty to answer the call and serve his country. He would be wounded in battle and spent over a year recovering in a military hospital before being discharged and returning home.

Michael met the love of his life, Orsolina, and the couple would be married on Jan. 10, 1977, in New Baltimore as they were making their way south, moving to Arizona. Following the birth of their second son in 1980 they returned to Michigan, where they resided ever since.

Although classified as “disabled” following his military service, Michael never let his disability slow him down.

His family was his first love but music and the outdoors were certainly a close second. Michael was an extremely talented musician. It was quite rare to see him without a guitar in his hands. He wrote many songs about life in northern Michigan as well as the love he had for his wife and his sons. His music is just one of the great legacies that he leaves behind.

Michael was the ultimate outdoorsman. He loved to hunt in any season but especially for whitetail deer with a bow and arrow. He was also a very successful fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed telling stories of his hunting, fishing and gardening successes and never hesitated to share any secrets to those who were interested.

Michael took pride in being as self-sufficient as possible. A vehicle or any other mechanical device was sure to be fixed by his own hands, usually within the confines of his beloved garage. His greatest creation, of which he was most proud, was his custom-built trike. The trike consists of the front end of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the back end of a Volkswagen Beetle.

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