Bernard “Bernie” Gale Fleetwood died March 1, 2019 in Naples, Florida following a long illness. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Jeanie (Love) Fleetwood; his daughter, Barbara (Fleetwood) Shaffer and her partner, Daniel Roques; and his grandchildren, Coleman Shaffer and Alice Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Fleetwood.
Born and raised in Beulah, Michigan, Bernie was a resident of Traverse City, Michigan until 2009. He had since resided in Marco Island, Florida.
Bernie loved his work and served the City of Traverse City from 1975 until his retirement in 2003. In his various roles in the Recreation Department, the Street Department, and finally as Harbormaster of Clinch Park Marina, Bernie was a familiar face in the community.
Funeral and burial arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Avow Hospice at www.avowcares.org.