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Dr. Thomas A. Tracy and Sharon K. Tracy passed away over the weekend.
Thomas was born on Feb. 22, 1942 in Midland to John and Gertrude (Kearns) Tracy. Sharon was born on July 30, 1941 to Joyce "Lucille" (Trimmer) and Otto Kelenske. They were married 44 years on Aug. 25, 2017.
Dr. Thomas Tracy was a retired local chiropractor. Sharon was a registered nurse, flight attendant for Northwest Airlines and a local entertainer. They enjoyed helping people, music and socializing.
They spent many good times at the Hayloft featuring Butch Broads Band, entertaining the residents at local nursing homes, conversing with Word War II veterans at the Senior Center and attending hockey games played by Tom, their son and grandson.
They are survived by their three children, Larry Jan (Sonia) Olson, of Mesick, Barry (Margo) Lawyer, of Grant, and Tom (Deidra) Tracy, of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Surviving siblings include Steve (Re-Li), Patrick (Carol) and Bernard Tracy.
Thomas was predeceased by brothers, Terry and John Tracy; and sister, Gertrude Varner. Sharon was predeceased by brother, Lamar (Fay) Kreps.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m., with visitation with family one hour prior, at the Traverse City Christian Church, 748 E. State St.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Father Fred Foundation.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28
Published on October 4, 2017
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