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Thomas Armstrong, Jr.

1929 - 2021

Rothbury, MI


Thomas Armstrong, Jr. age 91, of Rothbury, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021.  He was born December 30, 1929 in Muskegon Heights to Thomas L. Armstrong and Mildred (Hain) Armstrong.

Tom was employed at Whitehall Leather Company for forty-one years before his retirement.  He also worked with his family, helping to operate Armstrong’s Bait Shop in Montague many years.

He lived in Whitehall before moving to rural Montague where he lived for twenty-five years.  He moved to Rothbury in 2006.  He married Dorothy (Obersmith) on July 7, 1956.  She preceded him in death in 2019.

Tom enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.  Lots of good memories with family and raising his children were centered around being together at the bait shop.  In his later years, he very much enjoyed winters in Florida. 

He is survived by his sons, Tom Armstrong, Pete (Carol) Armstrong and Garry (Lisa) Armstrong; grandchildren, Brandi Armstrong, Terry  Rosema, Jeanine Armstrong, Tom (Tania) Armstrong and Tara Borten; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Don Armstrong; sister, Marlene Windbacher; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Terry L. Armstrong, daughter-in-law, Yvonne Armstrong, and grandson, Eric Armstrong.

A committal service for both Dorothy and Tom will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery on a date to be announced in May.  

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Denice Meyer

March 20, 2021 5:03 AM

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My dad was born on White Lake Channel  Montague side September 18, 1912 and was related because of QuisMoQua and her daughter Lydia who had 2 daughters and 2 sons (Armstrong).  One of the daughters Lydia had was my dad's grandmother.... (Sarah married to Daniel (Mac) Robinson). My dad,, Max Aley, would have loved to see his relatives again, but he passed at age 97 in 2009.  My late husband worked with Jim Hain at Consumers for years. Sincere condolences. From Denice Meyer

Julie Shellhouse

March 19, 2021 9:23 PM

Praying for you all in the passing of Tom.  I know he will be greatly missed.  With deepest sympathy

Becky Buchner

March 17, 2021 4:29 PM

Garry, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  

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