Dwyer, Michael

Michael Lee Dwyer, 77, of Morenci, Mich., died June 1, 2020, at home, surrounded by family.

He was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Irving and Monna (Quackenbush) Dwyer. Mike was a graduate of Morenci High School, class of 1960. After graduating, he attended Chicago Tech College and Jackson Junior College. He married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Ann Davis, on June 23, 1962, and she survives. Mike was known as a hard worker and long time business owner in the Morenci area. He started several businesses including, Lenawee Tool and Manufacturing, Marshland Nursery, Yukon Home Heat and LTA. He employed many people who learned valuable trades from him.

Mike had an adventurous soul, loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and scuba diving. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He obtained his pilot’s license to fly small engine planes. He enjoyed going to the Redwings and University of Michigan hockey games. He served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and a Babe Ruth baseball coach. He loved traveling and visiting Ireland with his wife and daughters. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Michelle (and Gary) Dwyer-Miron, Kathleen Dwyer, Colleen Dwyer-Martinez and Loreen Dwyer; eight grandchildren, Scott (and Melissa) Martinez, Dustin (and Andrea) Pilbeam, Brennan (and Heather) Smith, Salena (and Kenny) Jenkins, Kyle (and Katelyn) Pilbeam, Ashley (and Josh) Smith, John Michael Martinez and Michael Root II; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Irving Duane (and Edith) Dwyer and Richard Kevin Dwyer; a niece Jodie (and Jeff) Crane; and nephew Kevin Dwyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew Mitchell Duane Dwyer; and sister-in-law Marti Dwyer. 

Cremation will take place and an Irish Wake is planned from noon to 5 p.m. July 12 at the American Legion in Morenci.