THOMPSON - Longtime Thompson, Mich., resident, Harry W. Hastings, 91, of Manistique, passed away on Oct. 1, 2012, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 27, 1921, in Manistique, the son of Harry and Eva Marie (Miron) Hastings. He attended schools in Manistique.
During World War II, Harry served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for action and duty seen in the Rhineland, Germany.
On Aug. 24, 1940, he married the former Elaine A. Hursh. They made their home and raised their family in Thompson for many years until moving to Manistique. Elaine preceded him in death on May 6, 2011.
Harry was employed as a superintendent/machine tender at Manistique Papers for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Manistique, a life-member of the Schoolcraft V.F.W. Post 4420 of Manistique, the Manistique American Legion 83, and the Manistique D.A.V. Chapter 26.
Harry enjoyed socializing with friends and family, and in his younger years enjoyed hunting.
Harry is survived by his sons, Noel Hastings of Manistique and Frank (Diane) Hastings of Thompson; daughters, Rita (Bruce) Rossier Jr. of Manistique and Bonnie (John) Garvin of Manistique; grandchildren, Jackie (Ted) Hastings of Oregon, Noel (Natasha) Hastings Jr. of Colorado, Brandy Hastings of California, Jamie Harrison of Kansas, Bruce (Amy) Rossier III of Georgia, Noelella (Don) Knoll of Wisconsin, Beckey (Steve) Weber of Manistique, John (Patti) Garvin Jr. of Manistique, Darla Wood of Manistique, Chris (Rikk) Rambo of Traverse City, Aaron Cousineau of Colorado, and Renee Cousineau of Colorado; along with 17 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Elaine, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Noelella Hastings; a son, Boyce Cousineau; a grandson, Braun Hastings; brothers, Tex Miron and Bill Hastings; and his sisters, Doris Maynard and Kathern Maynard.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Thompson Township Cemetery in Thompson, Mich., with Rev. David Hueter officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.
The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements.