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Michael J. Fergusson Sr.

Mike passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home in Otsego.

He was born June 5, 1959 in Plainwell the son of Robert and Mary Ellen (Sornbury) Fergusson-Woodstock. Mike was an Otsego High School graduate. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at bases in Marquette; Phoenix, Arizona; Ramstein, Germany and Champagne, Illinois. Mike had worked in security for department stores in California.

After returning to Michigan he had been a manager at Coleman Rent to Own and had also sold advertising for businesses throughout Southwest Michigan.

In his spare time he enjoyed watching the deer in his backyard, playing the lottery, collecting old coins and spending time with his friends and neighbors. Mike was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030. He had married Denise Midose in Otsego.

Surviving are his children, Heather Fergusson-Lincoln and Michael Fergusson Jr.; grandchildren, Olivia and Colton; his mother; sister, Laura Riddell; his ex-wife, Denise Lincoln; nieces, Wendy White, Krista White and Tara Sweet and nephew, Ryan Sweet.

He was preceded in death by his father and siblings, Karen and Steve.

Cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 11, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

A reception in honor of Mike will follow at Baraga Manor in the Community Room.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Otsego VFW Post #3030 or to Baraga Manor Resident Council.

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Don & Sherri Ferguson

January 18, 2019 at 10:07 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Maryellen and family during this difficult time.


Jackie and Hubie Friar

January 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Thoughts and prayers with Maryellen and his family.

Love Jackie and hubie


Theresa Sours

January 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm

I didn’t know Michael’s family, but I did know him. He was a great guy, straight shooter, friendly. I haven’t seen him in a while and missed him already. It’s very sad to know I’ll never see him again.


Jackie and Hubie Friar

January 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

MaryEllen and family

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love Jackie and hubie


Louise Clawson

January 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

Mary Ellen our thoughts and prayers


Sandra Drobny

January 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm

I will miss Michael so much, we always had a lot of fun! A everyone here will also miss him! My Granddaughter Mariah you-to cut his hair, she was sad , when I told her about Mike, to!



January 23, 2019 at 1:38 pm

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, strengthen and comfort you with His promise to swallow up death forever, wiping the tears from our faces. (Isa. 25:8; 2Cor. 1:3) Peace to you during this difficult time.


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