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.


ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones. 

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 time can I see on-air death notifications on 9&10News/Fox32?

A: The on-air death notifications can be viewed at the following times: 9&10News Monday-Friday: 6:58am & 12:28pm, Sat-Su at 6:28pm when News airs. Fox32: Monday-Friday: 8:58am & 7:28pm

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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Maxine Vero (McChesney) Johnson 12/5/1918 to 7/29/2014 Bay City 8/1/2014 view obituary
Bernard DeBeau 5/6/1939 to 7/28/2014 Merrill MI 8/1/2014 view obituary
William Harmon 9/24/1939 to 7/20/2014 Pigeon 8/2/2014 view obituary
Floyd Knochel 3/4/1923 to 7/28/2014 Kawkawlin Michigan 7/31/2014 view obituary
Kenneth Marotzke 9/15/1925 to 7/27/2014 Bay City, Michigan view obituary
Thomas Rose 7/21/1930 to 7/29/2014 Caseville 8/1/2014 view obituary
Lee Stedry 3/2/1935 to 7/29/2014 Vassar 8/1/2014 view obituary
Albert Stroh, Sr. 8/18/1933 to 7/28/2014 Alger, Michigan 7/31/2014 view obituary
Marjorie Swaffer 5/18/1929 to 7/28/2014 Vassar 8/2/2014 view obituary
Timothy Tinsley 4/24/1952 to 7/25/2014 Gladwin 8/2/2014 view obituary
David Williams 8/2/1921 to 7/25/2014 Rose City view obituary
Todd Withers 3/13/1980 to 7/28/2014 Millington 8/1/2014 view obituary
Lillian (Boltz) Jenkins 10/29/1919 to 6/26/2014 Bradenton, FL 8/1/2014 view obituary
LeRoy Beitz 4/10/1931 to 7/26/2014 Sebewaing 8/1/2014 view obituary
William "Bill" Blair 7/28/1933 to 7/27/2014 Gladwin, Michigan 7/31/2014 view obituary
Bernadette Kalinowski 3/1/1944 to 7/27/2014 Auburn 7/31/2014 view obituary
Aldine Kline 11/1/1936 to 7/24/2014 Caro 8/1/2014 view obituary
David LaPorte 6/3/1955 to 7/27/2014 St. Charles 7/31/2014 view obituary
Patricia Rytlewski 3/17/1935 to 7/27/2014 Bay City view obituary
RichardH. Simpson 3/31/1932 to 7/23/2014 Standish view obituary