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Rudolph Andrew Fedus

January 29, 1939 — August 25, 2020

Rudolph Andrew Fedus

Rudolph Andrew Fedus, Jr., age 81, passed away on August 25, 2020 due to complications from a major stroke suffered in June of 2020.

He was born January 29, 1939 to Rudolph and Doris (Hammond) Fedus in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Bentley High School in Livonia, Michigan in 1957 where he was a track star competing at the state level.

On December 10, 1960 he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Sue. They moved their family to Petoskey in 1968, living in Magnus Park while working at Review Printing, looking for a permanent residence. In 1972, he and his brother Bill open Little Traverse Printing and Lithographers, now known as Mitchell Graphics Inc. Later on he purchased The Print Shop while his brother Bill stayed with Mitchell Graphics. After many years of being a successful business man in the community he retired at the age of 50.

Andy spent much of his life boating on Lake Michigan and spent several summers on St. Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada. He also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, kayaking, playing golf and tennis. He loved camping and fishing, enjoyed spending time in his yard, driving his tractor, clearing his woods and sitting around his fire pit with family and friends enjoying a nice bonfire. Andy also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and spent several years attending The Wheatland Music Festival as well as Blissfest. He loved to play his piano and during his later years learned to play the guitar, banjo and fiddle. Andy also loved working in his workshop making picture frames, benches, tables, walking sticks and step stools. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan while watching them play tennis and hockey.

Andy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, leaving behind his son Mark (Sheila), daughter Linda Morrison (Scott), grandsons Zachary and Ian, great grandson Levi, brother Bill, sister Sally, and many friends around the country as well as Canada.

For anyone wishing to make a contribution in Andy’s name, please remember the Friendship Center of Emmet County and Little Traverse Humane Society.

For the safety of family and friends, a memorial service will be planned for next spring.

Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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