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.

Recent Obituaries

Image Tribute

Video Tribute

Jimmy Beavers 8/23/1956 to 12/12/2014 Saginaw 12/22/2014 view obituary
Randall J. Cnudde 2/10/1959 to 12/18/2014 Bay City 12/22/2014 view obituary
Poince Hicks 1/26/1950 to 12/16/2014 Highland Park, Michigan 12/22/2014 view obituary
Sybil Jubar 6/10/1918 to 12/18/2014 Unionville 12/23/2014 view obituary
Elizabeth "Betty" Muehlfeld 8/13/1928 to 12/17/2014 Saginaw view obituary
Donald Newvine 11/19/1937 to 12/16/2014 Saginaw view obituary
Janet E. Ruhland 3/15/1936 to 12/18/2014 Bay City 12/22/2014 view obituary
Tonya Williams 12/19/1971 to 12/17/2014 Midland 12/22/2014 view obituary
Addison (Kubiak) Wood 12/10/2014 to 12/17/2014 Saginaw, Michigan 12/21/2014 view obituary
Donald Albosta 12/5/1925 to 12/18/2014 St. Charles 12/22/2014 view obituary
Arlene C. DeWyse 5/26/1937 to 12/14/2014 Kalamazoo, MI 12/23/2014 view obituary
Betty L. DeWyse 12/15/1923 to 12/17/2014 Essexville 12/29/2014 view obituary
Dorothy Germain Gutowski 10/2/1917 to 12/18/2014 Montrose, Michigan 12/23/2014 view obituary
Emil Lemaire 11/11/1930 to 12/18/2014 Saginaw 12/22/2014 view obituary
Jesse Rowe 3/5/1929 to 12/11/2014 Saginaw 12/22/2014 view obituary
Edward "Captain Eddie" Sharpe 3/25/1940 to 12/16/2014 Gladwin MI 12/27/2014 view obituary
Tammy Sosolik 1/1/1964 to 12/17/2014 Midland view obituary
Henry Whitley 6/4/1949 to 12/12/2014 Saginaw 12/22/2014 view obituary
Andrew Anderson 5/31/1928 to 12/17/2014 Saginaw 12/22/2014 view obituary
Edward Clayton 3/24/1933 to 12/16/2014 Saginaw view obituary