Michael A. Riley, age 61, of H-58, Munising, died at his home on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 10:55 p.m. under the care of his wife, friends, and LMAS Hospice following a two year and eight month battle with cancer. He was born on January 24, 1945 in Grand Marais, son of Ernest and Hazel (nee Simmons) Riley, and Mike grew up in Van Meer. He served in the U.S. Army. Michael worked for the City of Munising and on May 8, 1971, he married Judy K. Wood. He was an “on the road” truck driver and later drove logging trucks. Michael worked many years for Bob Nebel and then for Gerou Excavating. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, “handyman” work, and he loved being outdoors.
Michael is survived by his wife of over thirty-five years – Judy Riley of Munising; daughter – Tammy Riley of Chicago; brother – Charles (Colleen) Riley of Shingleton, other step-sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; Tammy’s best friend and “adopted daughter” Heather (Ylinen) Hamilla and her sons Devin and Rylan; dearest friends – Pete and Mazie Hebert of Munising; and his “best little trouper” Dusty the Dog. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son Mark Allen Riley in 1974, and infant granddaughter Angel.
Private family services will be held at a later date and interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising.