Albert E. “Ted” Powis, Jr.

Ted was born November 10, 1926 and died June 16, 2013. He was currently of Haslett, MI. He is survived by his wife Vivian Powis, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 He was a career military man. He was an expert marksman and a dedicated firearms instructor. Colonel Powis was Chief of Staff for the Michigan Army National Guard when he retired. Thereafter he operated a charter boat out of Manistee harbor with his 1st Mate, Vivian, and served as Secretary for the Michigan Charter Boat Association. He recently had been an active member of the American Legion Post 269 in Haslett, MI.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with burial thereafter at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Heartland Hospice Care, 865 S. Cedar St., Mason, MI  48854.

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Jane Sawdy
June 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

Vivian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

MaryJane & Mike Holmes
June 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Viv, so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a great boss and an extra ordinary gentleman. Our prayers are with you and your family during this hurtful time. God bless

Kathrine Powis
June 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Im going to miss you Great Grandpa. 🙁

Jamal, Tara, Phoenix, Jersey & Navy
June 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

We have only known Ted for a little over 6 years but he made a lasting impact on our family. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him. Thank you for serving as well. Love you

Cathy Baier Mehrl
June 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Sorry to learn of Uncle Ted’s passing. May his memories be comforting during this time.

David Vallar
November 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I had the honor of knowing Colonel Powis. I was on the Michigan National guard rifle team and the governors Twenty (highest #3)
Ted had a way with words. I showed up at a match with side burns down to my butt. Need less to say, they were promptly trimmed.


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