Mikel Seth Stanley, 52, of Grayling, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a tragic drowning accident.
He was born in Carson City, Michigan, on April 11, 1965, to Daryl and Ruthann (Bailey) Stanley.
Mikel married Jill Clark on August 28, 1999, at St. John Lutheran Church in Grayling.
He enjoyed the great outdoors, especially fishing with my Jill. Mikel enjoyed trains and brought that passion to his home by creating model trains in N scale, he designed and cut each piece by scratch. He also enjoyed his Harley, which he also built by himself.
He is survived by his wife, Jill, of 17 years; children: Tabbitha Pelkey and Seth Stanley; mother: Ruthann (Michael) Friedrich of Rose City; sister: Susan Stanley of Kansas; father-in-law: Jack (Elaine) Clark and Eugene Lobsinger; step mother-in- law: Cheryl (Richard) Kay; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jason (Lorraine) Clark; Jack (Nora) Clark, Jr.; Stephanie Clark; Melissa Lobsinger; Jeff Lobsinger; Brett (Jill) Brown; and Allen (Julie) Brown.
Mikel was also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Orrison and E. Joyce Bailey; and an uncle, Brent Bailey; and mother-in-law, Dixie Lobsinger.
A Celebration of Mikel's Life was held on Friday, June 16, 2017.
Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.