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Howard C. Foraker, 89, of Traverse City, passed away July 27, 2017. Howard was born on Aug. 30, 1927 in Birmingham to the late Oscar and Grace (Nesbitt) Foraker.
Howard honorably served our country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II.
On April 27, 1997 Howard married Mary C. (Davey) Lorenz in Bull Head City, Arizona.
Howard was a lineman for Lee Myers Utility and Transformer Inspections.
In his spare time, Howard enjoyed fishing, traveling and the Arizona sunshine.
Howard is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Garry (Emily) Foraker, of Florida; stepchildren, Dottie (Jerry) Baker, Paul (Vicki) Lorenz, Carol (John) Witkop, Danny (Paula) Lorenz, Larry (Michelle) Lorenz, John Lorenz and Debbie Lorenz, all of Traverse City; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; Garry's mother, Betty; brothers, John and Robert; sister, JoAnn; and stepdaughter, Judy Dailey.
The memorial service honoring Howard's life will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning one hour prior, at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home. He will receive full military honors from the U.S. Navy and the VFW. Howard will be laid to rest at the Lakeview Cemetery in Clarkston.
Memorial contributions in memory of Howard may be directed to Hospice of Michigan.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on July 31, 2017
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