What is ObitMichigan.com?

ObitMichigan.com is a partnership site between your local funeral service companies and your local TV affiliates.   If you have a question or concern, please use the CONTACT tab to send an email to our staff.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time can I see on-air death notifications on WNEM-TV5 & MY5?

A: The on-air death notifications can be viewed at the following times: WNEM TV5: Monday-Friday: 8:55 a.m.; 12:28 p.m.; 6:28 p.m., Saturday: 8:55a, Sunday: 7:55a and 8:55am. ALSO, airing on MY5: Monday-Friday: 6:24am, 6:55am, 4:25pm and 7:25pm.

Q: What is the music that is being played during WNEM-TV5's death notices?

A: The music that is played is a compilation of licensed music for the station. The main piece that is played is called "The Strength Within" by Wayne Coster and produced by JRM Music.

Q: How can I place an out-of-state obituary on ObitMichigan?

A: At this time our policy is that obituaries are entered into our system by a funeral service companies. If you wish for an obituary to appear on this site, and on the television broadcast(s), please contact a licensed funeral home. If you are using an out of state funeral home, please have the funeral home or yourself contact us directly at mcarmien@meredith.com.

Q: How do I get the password to log in to view condolence messages that have been left for my family member?

A: The funeral services company that entered the notification can provide you with the password.

Q: Why do I not see the condolence messages I left for the family?

A: All condolence messages are private to the family. If the family wishes, they can allow the messages to be made "public" and shown on the notification page.

Q: I have my condolence password, but now what do I do with it?

A: To view the condolences: 1) Click on the LOGIN tab, 2) Enter your password given to you by the funeral home or sent via email, 3) Click on the LOGIN button to list the condolence messages and 4) Approve, View, Print or Delete Messages by accessing the icons on the far-right side.

Q: I'm looking for a notification for someone but can't find them on your site. Can you help?

A: All of our notifications are entered by funeral services companies at the request of family members. Only those requested by family members will appear on our site.

Q: Why am I unable to find the obituary of a loved one that passed away?

A: This service launched in 2009. Therefore, any obituaries prior to that time will not be found on the site. Additionally, families are given the option to publish the obituary of their loved ones on the site during the service planning with a licensed funeral home. At this time, not all families are choosing this option. We expect this will change as more families and funeral homes learn about the on-air and on-line service.

Q: Can I receive an email of the daily notices?

A: Yes. You can register for an account on the LOGIN page. Click on Register to begin that process. During registration you will choose the frequency with which you would like to receive the notification emails; daily, weekly, or monthly.

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Frieda Allen 3/26/1922 to 1/23/2015 St. Charles 1/31/2015 view obituary
Edward Bland 5/14/1934 to 1/26/2015 Saginaw 1/30/2015 view obituary
Joan Ehinger 8/2/1934 to 1/25/2015 West Branch 2/7/2015 view obituary
David Fisher 10/25/1951 to 1/27/2015 Bay City, Michigan 1/30/2015 view obituary
Keith Francis 11/15/1921 to 1/25/2015 Sanford 1/30/2015 view obituary
Kathy Goens 11/21/1955 to 1/24/2015 Standish, Michigan 1/31/2015 view obituary
George LaPere 11/17/1957 to 1/26/2015 Midland 1/30/2015 view obituary
Dedrick Lewis "Plunk" 7/16/1977 to 1/20/2015 Saginaw 1/30/2015 view obituary
Carol Mader 9/16/1965 to 1/24/2015 Saginaw 1/30/2015 view obituary
John McIngvale 6/1/1945 to 1/27/2015 Bay City 2/1/2015 view obituary
Hazel Meeker-Spencer 4/16/1939 to 1/26/2015 Millington, MI view obituary
Laurice Mrozinski 10/18/1930 to 1/27/2015 Sterling, Michigan 1/30/2015 view obituary
Tom D. Ryan 10/30/1941 to 1/26/2015 Bay City, Michigan 1/31/2015 view obituary
Toni Snow 1/14/1973 to 1/27/2015 Breckenridg, Michigan 1/30/2015 view obituary
Roland Tauriainen, Sr. 5/15/1938 to 1/26/2015 Beaverton 1/31/2015 view obituary
Charlene VanderMeer 7/23/1927 to 1/27/2015 Saginaw 1/30/2015 view obituary
Mar. Dale Ward 2/23/1954 to 1/26/2015 of Millington 1/30/2015 view obituary
Queen Weston 4/23/1949 to 1/22/2015 Saginaw 1/31/2015 view obituary
Donna Arts 5/2/1938 to 1/24/2015 St. Louis, MI 1/29/2015 view obituary
Robert Baker 12/7/1919 to 1/25/2015 Caseville 1/28/2015 view obituary