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Michael Charles Gazell

October 16, 1919 — September 23, 2013

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Michael Charles Gazell, age 93 of Skanee, MI passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 16, 1919 in Cleveland, OH, where he grew up. Michael was in the US Army during WWII. He worked for General Motors in Detroit for 34 years.

He was married to Miriam Harju from 1949-1977; and then was married to Brenda Lee Burns from 1981-2001. They lived in Howell, MI and wintered in Florida. He had his summer home in Skanee for over 30years and has been living here full time since 2006. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Michael was member of the L'Anse United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3897, and the American Legion Post 144.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the L'Anse United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Rhoades officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Aura Cemetery. The Baraga County Area Veterans will conduct military rites at 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery under the direction of the American Legion Post 444. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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