Joseph Danna Bair, 79, of Houghton Lake passed away on Saturday December 3, 2022 at The Brook of Grayling.
Joseph was born on June 22, 1943 in Houghton Lake, Michigan to Harry and Mabel (Nestell) Bair. After graduating High School, Joe pursued a Research and Development career with Baker-Perkins in Saginaw. Finishing his time there, he went back to college and obtained an Electrical Technician Certification from Delta College. Joseph was married on April 11, 1967 in Houghton Lake to Clara J. (Lewis) Bair. Upon retiring, they moved back to the Houghton Lake area to spend the rest of their days together until her passing in 2009. Joseph was a member of Houghton Lake Eagles and the Houghton Lake Moose Lodge and enjoyed hunting and fishing, making many fishing trips to Canada with his son, Anthony. Joe also enjoyed his sports, and especially the Detroit Red Wings. When he found time, Joe would also host bingo at the local senior centers, dressing up in costumes and bringing life and enjoyment to his community. Above all, Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Surviving Joseph Bair are his Son, Anthony (Isabel) Bair of Houghton Lake, MI; Brother, Walter Bair of Houghton Lake, MI; Sisters, Elenor Zarzyski and Beverly Bair of Houghton Lake, MI; and Grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley. Joseph was preceded in death by his Wife, Clara J. Bair; Son, Brian Bair; Brothers, Alfred, Melvin, Leroy, and Manley Bair; and his parents.
Funeral Services for Joseph D. Bair will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday December 7, 2022 at Christler Funeral Home – Houghton Lake Chapel with Rev. Kevin Harbin officiating. Interment will be in Roscommon Twp. Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Memorial contributions in memory of Joseph are asked to be directed to the Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.