Michael J. Perez, age 70 of Bay City passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland. Michael was born July 12, 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and moved to Saginaw as a child with his family. He served 2 years with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was married to Inez Jones on June 18, 1988 in Saginaw. Michael was employed by General Motors for 30 years and retired from the Grey Iron Foundry. He was a member of the Anishinaabe Ogitchedaw Veterans and Warrior Society of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. He enjoyed crafts and going to the Pow Wow.
Surviving are his wife, Inez; 9 children, Laurie Perez Gallegos, Mike Perez, Cindy (Richard) Berlin, Tammy (Rex) Edwards, Daniel LaFollette, Mario (Kelly) Perez, Brenda (Scott) Walker, Wendy Larson, and Barbara (Harry) Reese; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, David Perez and John (Gloria) Flores; and 3 sisters, Irene Mosqueda, Helen Flores, and Olivia (Jesse) Flores.
A Native American Ceremony will take place 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will take place June 18, 2020 at Great Lakes National Military Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.
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