By | November 15, 2021
Mike Perdue Death

Mike Perdue Death – Mike Perdue of Gaylord, Michigan, who was the owner of Smith Realty has died suddenly after sustaining injuries from a plane crash that happened on Beaver Island. Reports say Mike was lost in a plane crash that happened on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Family, friends and loved ones are devastated by this news of Mike’s demise. The plane crash reportedly involved Mike and his daughter, Laney who was critically injured as they were traveling together.

Otsego County United Way announced in on their official Facebook page that Mike Perdue’s real estate company, Smith’s was a sponsor of the money raising event that was held at the Power of the Purse to raise money for families in crisis in Otsego County on Saturday night. Mike Perdue’s beloved wife Christie Perdue is a staple in the nonprofit community in Otsego County. Mike began his real Property career in 2012 under the oversight of Dale Smith. He was also a Broker. A GoFundMe page with the account $58,810 raised of $100,000 goal has been created by Dana Bensinger to help support the family.

Reports says the pilot and three other people including Mike Perdue died on the Island Airways around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday excluding a lone survivor and Mike’s 11-year-old daughter, Laney, who was badly injured and transported to McClaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey and then moved to Devos in Grand Rapids. Lewiston Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston, Michigan shared their condolence to the family of Mike Perdue in a Facebook post which reads;  “Condolences to the family of Mike Perdue along with Chris Paffi & Lewiston staff with Smith Realty.”

Tributes shared on Facebook on Mike Perdue’s passing

Otsego County United Way; “Hello Friends of the OCUW:
Last night at the Power of the Purse we gathered to raise monies for families in crisis in Otsego County. During this event we were informed of the tragic loss of Mike Perdue and that his daughter, Laney, was critically injured in a plane crash. Mike’s real estate company, Smith’s was a sponsor of the event. His wife Christie is a staple in the nonprofit community in Otsego County. Our hearts are broken by this terrible loss of such a kind man. We are wishing Mike everlasting peace as his soul transitions onto its next journey. We are praying so hard for the full recovery of Laney. We are reaching out to our loving community now to ask you to rally around the Perdue’s during this difficult time and to lift them up in any way that you can. On behalf of the Otsego County United Way community, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire family. We pray that God gives them great strength to travel through all this suffering.”

Glenn Stevens; “There was a plane crash yesterday on Beaver Island. Tragically, the pilot, realtor Mike Perdue of Gaylord, and a couple along with both of their dogs lost their lives. Mike’s daughter was the lone survivor. I had been following Kate Leese and Adam Kendall and they were just featured this week in the news as they had started a vineyard on the island. Take some time to take in some of the images of the dream they were pursuing and hold on to the thought of how precious life is….”

Mike Perdue’s Obituary will be announced by the family

Photo Credit : Otsego County United Way