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Amil Lee Strang Sr., 81, of Thompsonsville, formerly of Buckley, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. He was born on Feb. 7, 1936 in Traverse City, the son of Frank and Lucy Nevada (Davis) Strang.
As a young man Amil worked as a mechanic at the Standard Station in Traverse City. He then went to TBA Career Tech Center in Traverse City, where he worked for approximately 25 years until he retired. He couldn't sit still for long because he then worked a short time at Interlochen Arts Academy and Lear.
Amil was an official member of the Service Technicians Club. He was a certified mechanic for brakes and motor tune ups.
Amil loved his family very much and was always happy to be around all of them. He had a special bond with his chickens, which he loved to talk about. He always loved to work on puzzles and enjoyed all sorts of working.
Amil is survived by his children, Tammy D. Weese, Amil L. (Sheri) Strang Jr., Michelle R. (Alan) Michels, Micheal S. (Dorene) Strang, Ricky D. (Freda) Poling, Jeffrey A. (Jenni) Poling and Nora J. (John) Walters; his brother, Donald (Mary) Strang; his sisters, Joyce Maidens, Janet Baerlocher, Marion Maddasion and Dorothy Weiler; his 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Amil was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Lucy (Davis) Strang; his first wife, Barbara J. (Snyder) (Strang) Webster; his second wife, Ellen E. (Peters) (Poling) Strang; sisters, Opal Turner, Edith Strang, Florence Burton, Leona Strang and Donna Evans; brothers, Frank Strang, Glen Strang and Joseph Strang; and a granddaughter, Kristina Walters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 23, 2017 at Buckley Tabernacle Church, Buckley, with Pastor John Williams officiating. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 25, 2017 at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Traverse City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michelle Michels, 26954 Leroy St., Taylor, MI 48180.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on September 9, 2017
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