County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County

Bert Mclean Stinson

May 29, 1956- January 24, 2024


Bert Mclean Stinson, 67, of Harrison, Michigan, passed away on January 24, 2024, due to complications from COPD. He was born on May 29, 1956, in Detroit. Bert was a funny and kind man who was loved by many. He had a passion for old westerns and scratch-off lottery tickets.  Throughout his career, Bert worked as a mechanic for many years before transitioning to constructing pole barns.

Bert leaves behind a loving family, including his wife, Kay, two children, Tina and Matthew, and five stepchildren, Damon, Lisa, Jason, Kayla, and Elizabeth; and sister Claudia Grace. He was also blessed with ten grandchildren.  He also leaves behind a dear cousin, Carter Woodworth, who visited him regularly throughout his life.  Bert is now reunited in heaven with his mother Arlene, father Donald, sister Barbara, and brother John, who preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held in Bert's hometown of Harrison, Michigan, in the beginning of July 2024. For more information about the service, please email his daughter, Tina Stinson, at

The Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel, located in Harrison, Michigan, is assisting the family with the arrangements for Bert's passing.

Bert Mclean Stinson will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. May he rest in peace.