Roy Feagan

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died January 29, 2024

Roy Franklin Feagan beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went to be with his Lord on Monday January 29, 2024 at the age of 79.

Roy was born on November 1, 1944, in Missouri to Luther & Letha Feagan. After the death of his father when he was three, Roy’s mother Letha married widower Raymond Clark.

In combining their families they had seven children;

Barb (Bill) Burdine, Marla (David) Alberts, Randy Clark, Alvie (Becky) Clark, JoAnn (Arden) Umpleby and Joyce (Jack) Boot.

Roy married Anne Akers on June 28, 1975. They were best friends and shared just shy of 49 years making memories. Together they made their life living in Lower Michigan. Roy was employed at General Motors in his earlier years and then retired after 27 years from Four Winns in Cadillac. After retirement Roy & Anne moved to the U.P. to live in Rapid River.

Roy is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters Cheri (Kurt) Nietling and Lisa Lutke; grandchildren Jacob (Amanda) Nietling, Shelby (Steve) Olsen, Dalton (Haley) Wade and Jessica Wade; great-grandchildren Jack, Kade, Silas, Brock & Julia, who all were the “Apple” of his eye; siblings Barb (Bill) Burdine, Marla (David) Alberts, and Randy Clark; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, as well as siblings Alvie (Becky) Clark, JoAnn (Arden) Umpleby and Joyce (Jack) Boot.

Roy was always a friend and never met a stranger. He was generous, joyful, loving, determined and patient. Roy was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, golfing and camping, although his greatest passion was fishing! And he was good at it. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his knowledge about fishing with anyone young or old. He will be truly missed by so many.

An Informal Memorial Visitation will be held in Roy’s honor on Sunday, February 25, from  2 PM to 4 PM at the Rapid River Lodge, 13149 S.15 Road Rapid River, MI. 49878. In lieu of flowers we kindly ask that donations be made to the family or to the U.P. Trappers Association in c/o Roy Dahlgren 4131 D. Road Bark River MI. 49807.

4 Tributes for “Roy Feagan

    When I first met Roy and Anne in no time it was like I had known them for a long time. I always enjoyed his story’s hunting, trapping, working and whatever else. Did not matter he made them interesting “You Know”. I’m glad we got a chance to know you both.

    There is a short list of people you meet in life who are truly as good on the inside are they appear on the outside. Roy was one of those few, unique souls. You could pick a subject and he would be happy to join in. From his favorite topic of anything revolving around the outdoors to even politics. He gave his opinion, and always respected yours. Kindness was always forefront in the manner in which he spoke and carried himself. Roy will forever be a role model for us at Freshwater Vacation Rentals. We often teased him, begging him for a clone. I’m forever grateful for all the heart and soul he poured into the Rapid River Lodge over the years. Thank you, Roy. Thank you for being you. For showing us all what the true goodness in a human being can look like. You will be forever missed, yet never for a minute forgotten.

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