Hart Ford
Hart Ford
HomeObituariesRichard Lee 'Rick' Travelbee of Merritt

Richard Lee ‘Rick’ Travelbee of Merritt

< >Richard Lee “Rick” Travelbee, 72, Merritt, passed away May 4, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side.

< >He was born on November 11, 1944 in Byron City to Francis and Georgia (Schnepee) Travelbee. He moved with his family to Merritt in 1950 from Holly.

< >He was employed by White Deer Golf Course, and Sandy Oaks RV Park before retiring. He was married on February 17, 1973 in Lake City to Joyce M Blair.

< >Mr. Travelbee was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing mechanical work.

< >Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Joyce M Travelbee of Lake City; daughter, April (Ken) Pace of Falmouth; sons, Allen (Dana) Travelbee of Falmouth, Lee (Diane) Travelbee of Detroit, Dennis (Heidi) Travelbee of Houghton Lake, Clare Travelbee of Merritt, Kevin (Jenny) Travelbee of Merritt; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

< >Also surviving are two sisters, Linda (Brian) Edwards of Falmouth, Louise Horn of Jenison; and several nieces and nephews.

< >He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Rosetta, and Barbara, and two brothers, Lavern, and Dennis.

< >Visitation is today (May 10) at Merritt-Butterfield United Methodist Church from 2 pm until the funeral service at 3 p.m.

< >Burial will be in Star City Cemetery.

< >Memorial contributions in memory of Richard are asked to be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

< >Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel is serving the family.

< >Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com.

###

Au Sable Media Group, LLC, is a veteran-owned company that owns and operates the Roscommon County Voice, Crawford County Voice, Michigan Boomers and Voice of the Au Sable.

< >Our focus is on the positive people and events that make Northern Michigan a great place to live, vacation, work and play.

< >We have been commercial printers and publishers since 2010, specializing in brochures, rack cards, magazines and other newspapers and publications. A new addition to our stable of marketing products are various promotional items such as shirts, hats, mugs, water bottles and much more.

< >Through our publications and website at UpNorthVoice.com, we cover the following communities: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Higgins Lake, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Lewiston, Johannesburg, Atlanta, Hillman, Fairview, Comins, McKinley, Mio, Rose City, West Branch, Hale, Glennie, Sand Lake, Harrisville, Tawas City, East Tawas, Oscoda, Au Sable AuGres, Standish, Omer, Sterling, Gladwin, Beaverton, Kalkaska, South Boardman, Fife Lake, Mancelona, Alden, Traverse City, and Waters.

< >Our staff regularly covers the following school districts: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Grayling, Mio and Fairview.

< >We can also be found on Facebook at Roscommon County Voice, Voice of the Au Sable, Michigan Boomers and Crawford County Voice.

< >For information on promoting your business in any of our products please contact Tracy Constance at 989-275-1170 (tracy@ausablemedia.com< >) or Walt Smith at 989-390-5359 (waltsmith1955@gmail.com< >).

< >If you have information you would like to see published, email Theresa Ekdom at theresa@ausablemedia.com< >, or Elana Warsen at elana@ausablemedia.com< >. You can also enter calendar items at your convenience at ww.UpNorthVoice.com.

< >Au Sable Media Group is an equal opportunity employer and follows all applicable state and federal laws. Our corporate office is located at 709 Lake Street in beautiful downtown Roscommon, Michigan.

< >

Please consider supporting free, local news! UpNorthVoice.com is available for free because of our valuable advertisers and readers. You can donate by clicking here. Thank you!

###

UpNorthVoice.com is Northern Michigan’s source for community news.

We cover seven counties that include the following communities: Waters, Hale, Roscommon, St. Helen, Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Johannesburg, Luzerne, Lewiston, Atlanta, Comins, Fairview, Mio, Rose City, Long Lake area, West Branch, Lupton, Skidway Lake, Sand Lake area, Glennie, Oscoda, East Tawas, Alabaster,Tawas City, and National City.

​We are also a full-service commercial design and printing house. Our specialty is custom commercial printing, as well as the creation of clothing, cups and other marketing products.

​To submit information for publication, or for questions regarding promotion of your business through web or print, as well as promotional items such as hats or cups, please email mconstance@UpNorthVoice.com, or call 989-275-1170.

- Advertisement -
Fick and Sons
- Advertisement -
Firehouse Restaurant