It is with great sadness that the family of Michael J. Boes said goodbye to their family patriarch, who died unexpectedly at age 75.
Michael was born October 1, 1946, in Coldwater, Michigan to the late Warren and Norma (Brown) Boes.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughter, Cheryl Mack; two grandchildren, John and Katie; two sisters, Sandy (Joe) Dolce, Angie (Will) Vincent; and several nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Willard 'Bill' Boes.
On April 4, 1970, he married his beloved, Mary Whelan and, because once just wasn’t enough, again on March 21, 1998.
Michael graduated from Ayer High School in Massachusetts (class of ’64). His call to serve led him to the U.S. Army Military Police, where he discovered his life’s mission: to pursue justice. Mike earned a degree from Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice in 1974. Hence began his lifelong career of serving and protecting his community as he rose through the ranks of the police.
He retired as a Sergeant from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office in 1998, after 24 years of honorable service. Michael was a member of the F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) and MSU Alumni Association.
Mike never met a stranger. He was swift with a joke and would delight in the laughter and smiles his antics brought to his audience.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Bannan Funeral Home Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11 a.m., service following at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Case officiating. Mike will receive military honors and inurnment at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI (near Battle Creek) on May 18, 2022, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alpena Senior Citizens, Huron Humane Society, or the Sunset Project.