Ivan Dewitt Bearup, 79 of Walloon Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 10, 2020.
Ivan was born on November 3, 1940 in Alanson, Michigan. He was the son of Dewitt and Gretchen (Webb) Bearup. He was a 1959 graduate of Petoskey High School. On March 31, 1962, Ivan married Sharon Ann Biallas.
He worked for more than 20 years at Lexamar in Boyne City. Ivan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends playing cards. He especially enjoyed his children, his grandsons and his great granddaughter.
Ivan is survived by Sharon, his wife of 58 years; two daughters, Nancy (Ken) Nothstein of Florida and Patsy Penland of Clarion; a son, Michael (Jess) Bearup of Kentucky; two grandsons, Corey May of Harbor Springs and Trevor Simon of Clarion; and his great granddaughter, Kathryn May of Indian River. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt and Gretchen Bearup; brothers, Howard, Lyle and Arnold Bearup; sisters, Bonnie Madary and June McMullen; and a son-in-law, Leon Penland.
Ivan’s family has chosen to remember him privately. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospice.
Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com
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