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George F. Tracy

December 30, 1930 May 19, 2018
George F. Tracy
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George Fredric Tracy age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday afternoon, May 19, 2018 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born December 30, 1930 in Alma, Michigan son of the late Freddie and Iva (Zimmerman) Tracy.
George resided in Sturgis since 2011 coming from Zephyrhills, Florida where he lived several years. His early life was spent in Lansing.
On February 13, 1954 he married Anna Mae Butcher in Angola, Indiana. She died February 11, 2013.
George was a talented die repairman and retired from Melling Drop Forge in Lansing, Michigan following 32 years of dedicated employment.
He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army serving two years in Germany during the Korean War earning the rank of Private.
George was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a past All State Commander.
He loved restoring old bicycles and working on puzzles. He was a loyal fan of the Detroit Tigers and Lions. George and Anna loved ballroom dancing, riding motorcycles and traveling.
He is survived by three daughters: Kimber Tracy of Sturgis, Tammy Tracy of Delton and Sheila (Larry) Robinson of Longview, Texas; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brother-in-law: Robert (Carolyn) Butcher of St. John’s and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant son, and son: Ricky Tracy; brother: Melvin “Bud” Tracy and two sisters: Donna Rose Peterson and Kathleen Hester.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of George F. Tracy will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Father Raul Gomez of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta where full military honors will be conferred by the Fort Custer and U.S. Army Honor Guards.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Meals on Wheels, 103 S. Douglas Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

22

May

2:00 PM 5/22/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/22/2018 4:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

22

May

6:00 PM 5/22/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/22/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

23

May

11:00 AM 5/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

23

May

1:30 PM 5/23/2018 1:30:00 PM
Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 M-96
Augusta, MI 49012

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 M-96 Augusta 49012 MI
United States

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Location

Fort Custer National Cemetery Final Resting Place

15501 M-96
Augusta, MI 49012

15501 M-96 Augusta 49012 MI
United States
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