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Son of Michigan Credit Union Leader Passes Away

Ben LaurenMCUL is sad to report the passing of Ben Lauren, son of Ron Lauren, northern market president of Honor Credit Union. Lauren, a member of the Forsyth Township Fire Department, was fatally injured while fighting a structure fire on March 13.

Lauren was a 2014 graduate of Gwinn High School and a 2018 graduate of Northern Michigan University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering Technology degree.

He is survived by his parents, Ron and Carla; younger siblings, Tori and Levi of Gwinn; grandparents, Lionel and Patricia Lauren of Gwinn, Clay and Dory Carlson of Cornell; uncle, Lionel Lauren, Jr. (Amanda) of Norway MI and cousins, Skylar, Sean, and Alicia and young Naomi; uncle, Gordon (Beth) Lauren of Jenison MI and cousins Charlie and Carter; aunt, Susan (Gary) Johnson of Cornel and cousins Raquel, Erin, Olivia, Clayton, Garrett, and Layne; uncle, Tony (Cheryl) Carlson of Norway and cousins Andrew, Collin and Jake; uncle, Nick Broeders of Cornell and cousins Kyle, Kevin, Katie and Kristin.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a private service will be held at the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home on March 21, followed by a final drive to the Forsyth Township Fire Hall. Further burial and honorable processional activities will welcome Ben’s extended family, friends, and the entire community with a tentative date of May 23, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, an account is set up at Honor Credit Union to be used to create a foundation in Lauren’s memory.

His full obituary may be viewed here.

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2020-03-18 00:00:00