Michael Ferency

April 18, 1948 — December 25, 2020

Michael Ferency

Michael John Ferency, age 72, of St. Johns, MI, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at his home.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Michael was born in Detroit, MI, on April 18, 1948, the son of Zoltan Anton and Ellen Jane (Dwyer) Ferency.

Michael was a civil servant for over 20 years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Ingham County.  He was on the nursing board, bar association and adjunct professor for Michigan State University and Cooley Law School.  He loved hunting, rock collecting, and was an overall adventurer. Michael was a conservationist and a great arborist, knowing the Latin name of all the trees.  In his spare time, Michael was an avid reader, excellent cook and loved to play Bridge.  His gigantic presence was evident from the moment he entered the room.  Michael's personality was characterized by his high intellect, his integrity with an extremely high moral compass and his honesty.  He called things as they were.

He was known to tinker and work on his Ford tractor.  Michael was a carpenter and built his house from the roof to the basement.  He created many wood working projects and loved giving them to others.  He was a great gift giver, including a set of tractor tires and a tool belt for his wife.

Michael was a loyal and steadfast son to his 94 year old mother. Cherished and terrific husband, father, grandfather, uncle and mentor too many; but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren and did so with all of his heart.

Michael is the beloved husband of Linda, loving father of Sarah (Timothy) Hodsdon, Stephanie Quinn, Matthew (Jennifer) Ferency, Megan (Steve) Ludwig and Peter Ferency; cherished grandfather of Ben, Noah, Abigael, Alexander, McKenna, Xia, Logan, Ashlie, and Connor; dear son of Ellen and the late Zoltan; brother of the late Mark Ferency.  He is also survived by a niece and a nephew, "sister" Cathy and many loving cousins.

Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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