Michael J. Ulman

Tawas City, Michigan
April 23, 1953 - January 19, 2018


Thursday, January 25, 2018
Buresh Funeral Home - Tawas Chapel
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church


Friday, January 26, 2018
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Michael Jay Ulman, age 64, born on April 23, 1953 in Omer, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Tawas City. Michael was a graduate of Tawas Area High School in the class of 1971. Right after high school, he started working in the automobile body shop profession with Ladd McKay. In later years, he had the opportunity to go into business for himself and became the owner and operator of M&M Collision. Michael operated M&M Collision successfully for 35 years! He will be always remembered for his enthusiasm of classic cars and race cars. Saturday nights, Michael could be found at the Whittemore Speedway cheering on his friends as they raced, a sport that Michael competed in for many years. He was always the life of the party, quick to put a smile on your face, and he will be forever warmly thought of for his sense of humor. He had a heart of gold, many friends and never had a bad work to say about anyone. He was full of jokes and laughter and seemed to have a nickname for everyone, including his cars and his fake leg, "goofy". Michael will be truly missed by all his family and friends who had the opportunity to know and love him. He is now survived by his sons, Jeff Gibbard and Michael Todd Ulman Jr; daughters, Amber Kelly, Britni and her husband Rik Thomas; brothers, Ron (Carol) Ulman, Dale Ulman; former wife, Bonnie Ulman; grandchildren, Steven, Scottie, Sawyer, Boone, Jade, Paityn, Victoria, and Lilly. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial mass was held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church with Reverend Lawrence Boks officiating. His family welcomed friends for a gathering at the Buresh Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. An online guest registry is available to express condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Our prayers are with you today and always. So very sorry for your loss. We love you all
— Jim and Mary Staweke
May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time
— Marvin & Karen Briggs
My prayers for Gods strength to get you all through this sad time. I am so sorry Britni; wish I could help in some way. Thinking of you and sending big hugs.
— Sheryl Firestone
I have such fond memories of our Catholic school days. You could always make us laugh. Rest in peace Michael. May God bless and comfort your family.
— Dawn Cross
I will miss you my dear friend. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
— Bob Nelson
So sorry to hear about Michael. All out thoughts an prayers are with the family at this time of sadness. He was one great guy an will be missed by many.
— Margie Schaaf
Our thoughts and prayers are with the you, Britni and your family. I have lots of good memories from our "youth."
— Bill & Donna (Harwood) Deckett
Our hearts were sadden to hear of Mike passing. We had many good times and few not so good times, such when he lost his leg and his Mom. (Our Aunt Frannie). Prayers and thoughts for Carol, Ron, Dale and family. May the good memories get you through the days ahead. Sincerely Dee Anschuetz-Schirmer and Dave Schirmer
— Dee Schirmer's
RIP old neighbor. Those were the days. Condolences Mikey, Britney and familys.
— Jan Albosta
So sorry to hear this. He was my classmate and a character for sure! He will never be forgotten.
— Linda (Slavinski) Sucaet
Our sincere condolences to the Ulman Family. May Mike rest in peace
— Paul H. French
Very sorry for your loss. We are glad we were able to visit with Mike recently. We were saddened to hear of his passing.
— Gail and Greg Vaerten
Our sincere condolences
— Rick and Teri Valent and family
I will miss you my dear friend, squirrel ly poo. My thoughts n prayers go out to the family.
— Jan Kendall Sventko
I wish to say goodbye to a dear friend, squirrel ly poo. You were one of a kind and lived life to it's fullest. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
— Jan Kendall Sventko
Such a wild and crazy guy that was loved by all. Surely Squirrel will be with our Lord and cracking jokes. I will miss him lots.
— tommy Lee
Oh Squirrel, I will never forget the late night gab fests at Tom's. You always made them lively! I hope you enjoy the peace and hope I see you again some day!
— Nancy Clark
I’m so sorry to hear about this today. Fond memories of our school days will remain forever. Mike was always a nice guy. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
— Cynthia R Helmer Brown
Good-Bye my old friend. So many memories.. To the family , Blessings from God to all of you.
— Jaime Stewart
I will definitely miss all the late night gab fests we shared at Tom's. May you have eternal happiness. I hope we will meet again one day, my friend! 😢
— Nancy Clark
Peace be with you Mike and with your entire family.
— Marcia Lesinski
My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family. I can imagine he is now setting in his old Chevelle with the biggest of smiles. RIP you bugger.
— Tom Smyczynski
RIP Squirrel 😢
— Pam peters
So sorry for your loss
— Betty Cowles
Sending prayers and thoughts to you Mikey and your family. So sorry to hear about Mike he will be missed by many.
— Greg and TINA Michalski
So sorry to hear about the passing of another classmate. Our thoughts and love go out to Mike’s family.
— Chuck & Suzann Petersen
RIP Mike. Sincere condolences to Ulman family. May peace and comfort find you at this most difficult time.
— Sue Bluck
So sad to lose you Mike. Bob will miss his gear head buddy and his almost daily visits. Prayers for all your friends and family. You will be missed. Rest peacefully💔
— Kathy Romeo
Our sincere sympathy to all. RIP Squirrel!
Mike & Marsha Herrick
— Marsha Herrick
— Bob romeo
You were one in a million Squirrel and will be so missed!!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
— Todd & Tammy Walker
Squirrel my crazy brother in law you left your mark on so many people you will be missed love and prayer Candi & Tom Hunt
— Candi Hunt
Rest! RIP Squirrel!
— Patty DeWyse
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Mikes family.
— sharon kendall-heenan
You will be missed sending love and prayers to family
— Lynn blust
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. There will never be another “squirrel “ He was one in a million!
— Susie “ray” Jarvis
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss the big guy, but keep his stamina and work ethics with me forever. I pray the peace Mike has now is more than he ever hoped.
— Tom Arnold
Mike and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Squirrel was always good for a grin. I'll definitly miss him. Your in my prayers.
— Tom(towguy)Goettel
Our family has so many good memories of you. We love you and will always hold you dear in our heart. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family. RIP Squirrel!
— Swain Family
Britni and family, so sorry for your loss. We will see him again and we will all be complete. Praying for peace for everyone.
— Linda Hicks
Rest In Peace squirrel!! You were a great man!!
— Annette Letienne
How do you tell a man who has been your friend for 52 years goodbye -- you can't. I did tell Mike I loved him many times. That horizon I see is getting closer every year. I will see you soon my friend Condolences to all of the Family
— Bruce Fisher
So sorry to get the news of Mike passing. Condolences to Ron, Dale and all the family Always enjoyed being around Mike. RIP
— Gary and Donna Bessey
He certainly was a character! RIP we will miss you Uncle Squirrel! The Mead Ulman family.
— Christine Kendra
So sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.
— Mickie Campbell Thomas

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