Obituary for Thomas Robert "Tom" Peel
Thomas “Tom” Robert Peel 65 of Harrison passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at MidMichigan Health-Gladwin. Thomas was born June 27, 1952 in Muskegon, Michigan the son of Robert Henry and Lillian Mae (Sumner) Peel. Tom lived much of his live in Traverse City and later resided in Harrison, Michigan.
From a young age, Tom had a talent and passion for woodworking. A craftsman by trade for most of his life, he built beautiful pieces for family and for clients’ homes. Tom also had a great love of nature, whether feeding birds in the backyard or photographing moose and mountains in Alaska. He was most content fishing from a canoe on a quiet lake, and frying that fish for supper over a campfire.
Surviving Mr. Peel is his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Peel of Traverse City, Michigan, one sister, Marjorie Wales and husband Terin of Harrison, two brothers; Steven Peel of Elk Rapids, Michigan and Gregg Peel and wife Mary of Traverse City, two brothers in law; Larry Ouwerkerk of Wooster, Ohio and Richard Stone of Wetmore, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mr. Peel was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Linda Stone and Sharon Ouwerkerk and one sister in law, Judy Peel.
Private family services honoring Mr. Peel will be held at a later date. To share an online memory or condolence with Tom’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Peel are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.