Ben  Thirlby


Ben Thirlby, born Feb. 8, 1961, was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend of Bill W.
He is survived by his wife, Heidi, the mother of his son, Joni Hyland and son, Jacob (Tiffany); grandchildren, Tarah, Wesley and Olive; father, Thomas Thirlby; sister, Amy Thirlby (Dan) Faber; half sister, Venice; and in-laws, Larry, Connie, Larry Jr., Jennifer, Mary, Kenny, Nate and Elizabeth Sonnabend.
He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Patricia Thirlby.
Services will take place Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m., at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster, Traverse City, followed by a luncheon. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. William Myers.
Published on April 13, 2019
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Melanie Smollen
Apr 17, 2019
Ben always had a way of making you smile no matter what kind of mood you were in.
Brian Saylor
Apr 16, 2019
I wouldn't have what I have if you hadn't given what you did. Some debts an only be repayed with gratitude. Thank you Ben for being there when I needed someone.
Gary Mateer
Apr 15, 2019
As childhood friends, growing up in the same neighborhood, we had a blast, through out the years we remained good friends, and as we got old I was still blessed with being able to call you friend, Ben will be missed, but never forgotten
Lori Sisco
Apr 15, 2019
Ben was a sweetheart.unique.and loving .we had allot of memories.ilove u both ben& heidi.very close friends. Ben is so ever missed love lala
Karol Weisl
Apr 15, 2019
Ben always made me laugh when i needed it, he just seemed to know I will always treasure our times as friends. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Jeff Cronk
Apr 14, 2019
Grateful to have known Ben. He will be missed.