Arnold "Jack" John Sowmick II, age 48, of Farwell passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland
Funeral services for Jack will be held at the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Gymnasium on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Doyle Perry officiating. Interment will follow in the Denver Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. with a Prayer Service going from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the Gymnasium.
Jack was born on February 26, 1965 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arnold and Margaret (Chamberlain) Sowmick. Jack was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. He was a 1983 graduate of MPHS. Jack worked at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center of over 10 years. He also spent much of his time volunteering at the Eagles and Moose Lodges in Clare, and the American Legion in Farwell, all of which he was a member. He was also a former member of the Mt. Pleasant Bowling Association, Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Mt. Pleasant, and the Eagle’s Glen Golf Course in Farwell. Jack was an U of M fan and enjoyed playing golf, darts, fishing, rollerskating, and signing karaoke.
Jack is survived by his significant other, Kerry Byberg of Farwell and her mother, Pam Byberg of Mt. Pleasant; children, Jessica, Arnold III, Michael, and Pa’ge Sowmick, all of Mt. Pleasant; former wife, Theresa Zuker of Mt. Pleasant; siblings, Sonja (Andrew), Joseph (Sue), Steven (Kelly), David (Navene), and Eric Sowmick, all of Mt. Pleasant; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.
A Sacred Fire will be available for the community at the Behavioral Health Lodge starting at sundown on Thursday, May 2. Per Jack’s wishes, please show your Michigan pride and wear Maize and Blue or golf apparel to his services.