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John William Bird
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Obituary for John William Bird

John W. Bird, age 73, of Lapeer, died Monday, July 23, 2018. He was born April 8, 1945 in Goodrich, to parents Donald and Evelyn (Eckel) Bird.

John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from September 1966 until September 1969. Mr. Bird married Barbara (Brewer) Martel on August 22, 2009, at his home on Tomahawk Drive. He worked in skilled trades for General Motors, at the Truck & Bus Plant in Flint. Mr. Bird was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed everything outdoors….hunting, fishing in the Great Lakes, nature, golfing, working in his yard, and tending to his flower gardens. John was a talented musician, he had a wonderful voice and could also play guitar.

Mr. Bird is survived by his wife: Barbara Bird of Lapeer; daughters: Kimberly (Mark) Bird-Janulis of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Kerri Bird of Davison; step-children: Melissa (George) Yamanoha of Clarkston, Daniel (Elizabeth) Martel of Bloomfield Hills and Chris (Jamie) Martel of Leonard; grandchildren: Anne Janulis, Nick Janulis, Samantha Janulis, Jacob Bird, Alex Yamanoha, Ashley Yamanoha, Zachary Yamanoha, Veronica Martel, Jonathon Martel, Valerie Martel and Logan Martel; great-granddaughter: Amiyah Bird; siblings: Lynn (Sharon) Bird of East Tawas and Genevieve (Bob) Carpenter of Deerfield Twp.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Laurie Lamb.

Visitation will be 4-8PM Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. John’s funeral service will be 11:00AM Friday, July 27, 2018, at the funeral Home. Rev. Jeremy Lazzell will officiate the service, with burial at Bird Cemetery…to be followed immediately by military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post #16 Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 E. Copas Rd., Owosso, MI 48867 or Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100, Southfield, Michigan 48033-7443. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com


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Visitation at Funeral Home

Thursday

26

Jul

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Funeral Service

Friday

27

Jul

11:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Military Honors

Friday

27

Jul

12:00 PM
Bird Cemetery

Maple Leaf Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Cemetery Details

Location

Bird Cemetery

Maple Leaf Road
Lapeer, MI 48446


Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Michigan Chapter
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033-7443

Hospice House of Shiawasse County

2005 E. Copas Rd
Owosso, MI 48867
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