TRAVERSE CITY — Michael F. Shananaquet Sr., 57, of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born April 30, 1955, in Elk Rapids, the son of Francis and Florine (Anderson) Shananaquet.
Mike was a 1973 graduate of Elk Rapids High School and after several years moved to Traverse City.
He owned his own construction business and worked for several other contractors.
He was a former Tribal Councilor and member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He was also a member of the Kewadin Indian Mission Church.
Mike enjoyed bowling, softball and golf. He also loved fishing and hunting.
On June 6, 1981, in Kewadin, he married Shirley Houser, who survives. Also surviving are children and grandchildren, Shannon Rouch, Brandy Shananaquet and Shakita, Misheka Floyd and Misheka, Sandra, Anna Nakisha and Alydia, Michael (Dawn) Shananaquet Jr. and Essence (Egg), Logan (Loags), Mikenzey (Kz), Keegan (Spud), Clara (Weezy) Shananaquet and Tristen (Bub), Alicia (Chicky) Shananaquet and Gabriel (Buzz); sisters, Theresa Shananaquet, Mary (Earl) Pelcher, Patricia (Bobby) Poertner and Melissa Alberts; brother, Wilmer Alberts; uncles, Percy and Robert Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Martin Shananaquet.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Kewadin Indian Mission Church. Interment will follow in Kewadin Indian Mission Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Kewadin Indian Mission Church.
Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.
Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.