George E. Vary

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Mr. George Eugene Vary, 85, of Johannesburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.

Mr. Vary was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 5, 1935, the son of Benjamin and Ethel (Price) Vary.

George and his wife, Marion raised their 6 children in Flat Rock, MI, and later moved to Florida for several years.  In the early 2000s, they decided to return to northern Michigan and built their own home in Johannesburg.

George was a devoted family man and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Marion Evette (Karl) Vey, Gerald Eugene Vary, Glen Edward Vary, George Emanuel (Dewi) Vary, and Guy Eric Vary; grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Karly, Gerald II, Phillip Lee, Nanda, Nadia, Finza, Benjamin, Kyle Austin, and Jennifer; many great-grandchildren; and siblings, James Vary, Ethel Naomi Rushing, Marion Louise Wilkins, and Richard Vary.

Mr. Vary was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marion, on February 17, 2009, and his daughter, Maureen Evonne Michlack.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. from Mount Hope Church in Gaylord (1672 East M-32), Pastor Norm Oberlin, officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday, March 20, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Vary will be laid to rest next to his wife, in the spring, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Johannesburg.

Contributions in memory of George E. Vary may be made to the Vary Family Trust, to help with continued care for George’s son, Guy Eric Vary.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

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3 comments on “George E. Vary”

  1. Kelly Reeves Dezoete

    Rest in peace Uncle Gene, You will be missed. 💔 🙏 vamanos condios. ♥️ I will always have those fond memories with my uncle growing up.

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