Welcome to the memorial page for

Michael Bruce Crittenden

October 27, 1954 ~ February 5, 2017 (age 62)

Michael Bruce Crittenden, 62, of Alpena passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Michael was born October 27, 1954, in Midland to the late Bruce and Hazel (Sanders) Crittenden. On September 10, 1993, he married Susan Kerridge.

Mike began his construction career at age 12 when he worked with his father, “Red” building his very first garage and continued in his dad’s steps his whole life.  During his career at DeVere Construction, he worked on various maintenance and demolition projects at the Lafarge plant, Abitibi, and Fletcher Paper. He was co-superintendent in the construction of the first OSB mill in the United States at Weyerhauser-Grayling. He went on to build numerous block plants for clients across the United States. Later in life he enjoyed operating equipment and was a certified crane operator working on various Industrial projects throughout Northern Michigan.

Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting, the yearly snowmobile trip with the gang to the cabin in Canada, poker games, old cars, wooden boats, and spending time with family at Long Lake. He was also a member of the Optimist Club.

Surviving are his wife, Sue; 4 children, Christopher (Mary) Crittenden, Stacy (Eric) Zbytowski, Lee (Deb Kozlowski) Barnhill; Jennifer (Shawn Murphy) Barnhill; 4 grandchildren, Jacob, Kelana, Zachary Zbytowski, Elizabeth Barnhill; 3 siblings, Cindy (Mert) Gabara, Richard (Tammie) Crittenden, Cheryl (Gary) Lumsden; step-mother, Barbara Crittenden; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Crittenden is at the Bannan Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. and continue Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carol Hull officiating.

Interment:  Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials:  Huron Humane Society or the Alpena Boys and Girls Club

Charitable donations may be made to:

Huron Humane Society
3510 Woodward Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-4794

Alpena Boys and Girls Club
Alpena MI 49707

 Service Information

February 7, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
February 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707