John Wallace Keshick (1932-2012)

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John Wallace Keshick, Sr.
Born: 21 Aug 1932 Escanaba, Michigan
Died: 26 Sep 2012 Levering, Michigan
Father: John Wallace Keshick
Mother: Lucy Mary Peaine
Siblings: John Wallace Keshick
Rosella B. Keshick
Robert Lawrence Keshick
Emily Keshick
Marie Keshick
Howard Keshick
Spouse: Mary E. Nanigaw
Children: Marsha Gail Keshick
Maria Keshick
John Wallace Keshick
Donald Keshick
Ronald Joseph Keshick
Robert Keshick
Gregory Allen Keshick
Yvonne Keshick
Theresa Keshick
Linda Sue Keshick
Spouse: Yvonne Marie Walker
Married: 8 Aug 1985 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Jacob Keshick


Petoskey News-Review, October 1, 2012

John 'Johnnie' W. Keshick II

John "Johnnie" W. Keshick II, born Aug. 21, 1932, passed away at his home in Levering, Mich., on Sept. 26, 2012. John was a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his first wife, Mary Keshick, mother of John Keshick III (Michele), Yvonne Fuerte (Bartolo), Donald Keshick, Robert Keshick, Theresa Keshick and Linda Gokee. He is survived by his second wife, Yvonne Walker Keshick, mother of Kimberly Worthington (Russell) and Jacob Keshick (Tiffany).

He is also survived by his daughter, Gail Wabanimkee; siblings, Emily Harrington, Harbor Springs, Marie Miller, Harbor Springs, Margaret Compo, Lansing, and Gary Compo, Lansing; and by 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his mother and father, Lucy Peaine Keshick Compo and John W. Keshick I; siblings, Howard Keshick, Robert Keshick, Rosella Keshick Hemstreet, Elmer Keshick, Amelia Compeaux, Joseph Compo, and Peter Compo.

Children preceding him in death are: Maria Keshick, Marsha Keshick, Ronald Keshick and Gregory Keshick.

A family viewing is at 1 p.m. and public visitation is from 2-9 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 1, at the Little Traverse Bay Bands Community Center on 5656 Ap-Gish-Mok Boulevard in Harbor Springs. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at 9 a.m. and funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2. There will be a luncheon immediately following. Burial will take place at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Indian Point Cemetery in Nahma, Mich. Graveside ceremony will be conducted at that time.

Arrangements are by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home.


  • Petoskey News-Review, Sunday, 18 Nov 2001, Obituary: Adams, Josephine M. Otto Walker

  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Keshick, John Wallace II
Date of Death: 9/26/2012
Liber: 2012
Folio: 395
Place of Death: McKinley Twp., MI