Michael E. Premo
Michael E. Premo, 71, of Thomas Twp., our devoted and loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and most loyal friend was born into eternal life on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Covenant - Harrison after a courageous fight; surrounded by his loving family.
Mike was born in Saginaw on May 30, 1950, the son of Arthur and Sally (Blumke) Premo. He graduated from Carrolton High School and went on to proudly serve in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. Throughout life, Mike always maintained a high respect for the military. After he was discharged from the service, Mike met the former Barbara Kopec and they were united in marriage on September 16, 1972. Their 49 years were blessed with three daughters, one son, and countless memories. After 42 years of service, Mike retired from Michigan Bell Telephone. A devout Catholic, Mike was a faithful parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and prayed the Rosary daily.
A kind man, with a heart larger than life, Mike was always willing to share what he had with anyone in need. An avid hunter, Mike always looked forward to hunting trips with his many friends and wild game dinners each year. Above all, family always came first with Mike. His love for his family was unmatched and he was always there for them without fail.
To carry on his legacy, Mike leaves his loving wife, Barbara and their four children: Dawn (Kevin) Vanliew of Ft. Sill, OK, Lisa Premo-Smith of Saginaw, Stacey (Justin) Pruett of Portage, and Matthew (Chelsea) Premo of Saginaw; his grandchildren, who never doubted his love for them and brought him special joy and comfort: Addison Smith and Mason Premo; mother, Sally Premo; sisters, Linda Oakes, Shirley Premo, Mary Chinery, and Pauline Weess; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Margaret Spiker, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mike was welcomed home to Heaven by his father, Art Premo; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Bernice Kopec, and brothers-in-law, Paul Kopec and Dave Weess.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will preside with cremation to follow. Mike's family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday at church from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hidden Harvest. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.