George Stemac

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died September 24, 2007

George “Doc” Stemac, age 99, of 1227 Lake Shore Drive, Gladstone, passed away Sunday afternoon September 16, 2007 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, in Powers, where he resided for the past 14 months.
George was born April 21, 1908, in Milwaukee, the third oldest of eight children, to Michael and Antonia (Jackovick) Stemac. George was raised and lived in Gladstone his entire life. He married the former Mildred Anderson, from Wells, and Mildred preceded George in death in 1975.
George was a very devout Roman Catholic and longtime member of the All Saints Church. He was a very generous man who was always ready to lend a hand with his expertise in many fields. By trade, George was a mechanical engineer, welder and carpenter. He worked in many countries throughout the world on construction projects which included; the Alaskan pipeline, Alaskan Canadian Highway and in Saudi Arabia. George also worked at Mead Paper Company, The Buckeye Mill and Atlas Plywood. In the summer of the early fifties, George built his seven cabin resort, fondly named the “Stemac Bay View Cabins” and worked construction in the winter months. He retired at the age of seventy from the Holly Corporation Oil Terminal in Wells and spent his retirement years running his resort, tending to his lawn and marina, tinkering in the garage, running errands and keeping his guests, who became lifelong friends, happy. George dedicated a total of fifty three wonderful years to his peaceful resort and will be remembered for the impact he had on people throughout the years of owning and operating his cabins in Kipling. Many of the friendships that began with his cabin visitors, continued long after the closure of the Stemac Bay View Cabins. George had a sincere impact on people, of all walks of life, and will be fondly remembered by the lives he touched.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Antonia and his wife Mildred,

5 Brothers: Charles; Michael; Frank; Nicholas; Eddie Stemac

2 Sisters: Mary Bovin; Anne Griffin

He leaves to survive several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, community and worldly friends.


0 Tributes for “George Stemac

    George was one of the most interesting people I ever met in my life. Fond memories of great times fishing.
    Joe Johnson
    Elgin, IL

    George was the sweetest man. He would come into the office and tell us stories of working on the pipeline and fishing. I know how he loved to fish. I managed to make it, at the last minute, to his funeral mass and was very touched by the stories that Father Grambow related. They were “so George”. I can see him crooking his finger to come here, with that endearing smile on his face. I very much enjoyed his visits to our office. When they stopped, I often thought of him, and wondered how he was doing. I’m sure that he will have the angels out fishing. The mass card poem was perfect.
    (If anyone could tell me where I could get a copy of the article that Fr. was reading excerpts from, I would appreciate it).

    Sue Scheeneman
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Bob,

    So sorry to read about the passing of your Uncle. He was very lucky to have someone like you to care and look out for him in his later years.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Dick DeGrand
    Ann Arbor, MI

    I enjoyed meeting George when he would stop by to see Lowell and to talk about motors. We will miss you, Doc. God grant you and your family peace.

    Dorothy & Lowell Kollmann
    Rapid River, MI

    Uncle DOC,

    Alaska is amazing!

    Dan Bovin
    Breck, CO

    We originally met George as a patient here at our optical store. What a wonderful man, everyone should be lucky enough to encounter someone like him in their life time. God Bless you George we will miss you

    Girls at exact eye care
    Escanaba, MI

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