Gregory Louis Keway

Sunrise September 13, 1960, Petoskey, MI

Sunset October 1, 2021, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Greg was born to Alvin V. Keway and Leona M. (George) Honson. He was raised and went to school in Harbor Springs, and Studied bookkeeping and Ojibway at Bay Mills Community College. Greg was a citizen of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and served as a Health Commissioner for LTBB Health Services in its early days. For 38 years, Greg worked at Sault Tribal Health and Human Services.

Greg lived his life to the fullest. He loved metal detecting, finding many “treasures” and coins. He had a tremendous enthusiasm for hunting and polishing Petoskey stones.  He enjoyed bowling, but his biggest passion was playing golf whenever and wherever he could. He enjoyed league golf with his many comrades, and played in many tournaments. For Greg, it wasn’t about winning; it was about just having fun and good meal.

Time spent with close friends was all about hopping in the car and finding a good yard sale, auction, or antique shop, and a good place to eat.  However, spending time with his family was the heart and soul of his life, making memories that they will cherish forever.  He was so proud of them all.

Survivors include his children Greg Keway of Spokane, WA; Ashlee Keway of Kincheloe, MI; Megan Dakota of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Brian Keway of Holden, MO; and Sarah Keway of Savannah, GA. Also surviving are Greg’s17 grandchildren and his sisters Dollie Keway and Lisa Flynn, both of Petoskey. 

Greg was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday October 8, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Niigaanagiishik Ceremonial Building in the Soo with ceremony and feast to follow.  Please wear a mask.

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