Michael O’Rourke, age 51, of Gaylord passed away on October 24, 2016.
Michael was born on January 8, 1965 to Steven and Genvieve (Strzynski) O’Rourke in Gaylord, MI.
He was deeply devoted to his family and friends. Michael was a very outgoing, fun-loving, life of the party kind of guy, who had the ability to engage strangers into conversation and become friends in just a few moments.
He was a hard worker and dedicated to his career at Glen’s/Family Fare for the past 27 years.
Michael is survived by his mother Genevieve, sisters Kimberly (Ben) Iwinski and Dawn (Joe) Bodrie, nephews, Steven O’Rourke, Marcus and Michael O’Rourke, nieces Allyson Smith, Madison Iwinski and Katie O’Rourke, great niece Ellie O’Rourke and great nephew Brady Brown, best friend Phil Smith and sister-in-law Vickie Beckworth.
Preceding Michael in death are his father and brother John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12 noon from St. Mary Cathedral with Fr. Don Geyman officiating.
Visitation will be at Nelson Funeral Home on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2-8 PM with a Parish Rosary at 5 PM, and Monday, October 31, 2016 from 11AM until the time of service at St. Mary Cathedral.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734