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Frederick W. "Fred" Hershey

October 3, 1963 — March 23, 2020

Frederick W. "Fred" Hershey

Frederick W. “Fred” Hershey, 56 of Wolverine, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

Born on October 3, 1963 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Fred was the son of William F. and Margaret J. (Lichty) Hershey.  After his dad retired from the U.S. Air Force, the family moved to Indian River where he later graduated from Inland Lakes High School.

Fred was a longtime area paint and stain contractor in northern Michigan.  Through his business, Stain Specialists, he was especially well known for his expertise in stain applications on wood and log homes.

In his spare time, Fred enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.  He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and University of Nebraska football.  He had a true passion for Lambeau Field and Green Bay Packer memorabilia.

Fred is survived by brothers, David (Sherry) Hershey of Pocatello, Idaho and Daniel Hershey of Vanderbilt; a step son, Mike Maves of Wolverine, his extended family and his many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a step son, Steven Maves.

In keeping with his wishes, Fred’s family and friends will celebrate his life at a gathering this spring or summer.  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or McLaren Hospice, Hiland Cottage.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

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