Families and friends that have succumbed to COVID-19 in northern Michigan will live on forever in the memories of those who loved them.
Every passing was a blow to the tight-knit communities throughout the region.
Interlochen Public Radio spoke with loved ones and friends of three northern Michigan residents who died from coronavirus over the last several weeks.
Michael Watson forever lending a helping hand
One of the first to pass away from COVID-19 in Michigan, was likely Michael Watson, of Gaylord.