Michael "Burt" A. Putnam

Birth: April 5th, 1958
Death: March 30th, 2018
Age: 59 years
Residence:Grayling, MI
Survived By: Brother; Kenneth (Vicki) Putnam of Ewen, MI, Sister; Brenda martin of Mountain Home, AR, Nieces; Angela (Jerry) Phelps of Sebring, FL, Sherri (Dennis) Wallace of Grayling, MI, Heather (Edward) Roethlisberger of Ponca City, OK, Stacey (Steve) Shelp of Grayling, MI, Great nieces; Emily McDonald, Katelyn Vierling and Shelby Thomas, Great nephews; Maxwell & Nicholas Thomas, Orion & Parker Roethlisberger.

Putnam, Michael A. “Burt”

Grayling, Michigan

Formerly of Freeland, Michigan


Michael Allen Putnam, (affectionally known as “Burt”) peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, at his home in Grayling, Michigan on March 30, 2018, just shy of his 60th birthday. Michael was born April 5, 1958 in Midland County, MI to the late Clarence E. and Dorothy A. (Bartelt) Putnam.  He graduated from Midland High School. His greatest JOY in life was fishing. He also enjoyed his years of driving semi and seeing the country.

Michael is survived by his sister Brenda Martin of Mountain Home, Arkansas and brother Kenneth (Vicki) Putnam of Ewen, Michigan. Nieces, Angela (Jerry) Phelps of Sebring, Florida, Sherri (Dennis) Wallace of Grayling, Michigan, Heather (Edward) Roethlisberger of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Stacey (Steve) Shelp of Grayling, Michigan. Great nieces Emily McDonald, Katelyn Vierling and Shelby Thomas and great nephews Maxwell and Nicholas Thomas and Orion and Parker Roethlisberger. Also surviving is a special cousin; Steven Putnam Jr., and special friends; The Harold Mullen Family of Freeland, MI.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday April 6, 2018 at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, Freeland, MI. Rev. Robert G. Schmidt will officiate. Per Michael’s request, cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, Freeland on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cowell Cancer Center 1105 6th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 or the donor’s favorite charity.

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