Edward McLogan

April 2, 1920January 25, 2013

McLogan, Edward Austin

Edward A. (Ted) McLogan died suddenly January 25, 2013 at his home in Ann Arbor. He was born April 2, 1920 in Flint to Edwin and Helen (Austin) McLogan, graduated from Flint Central High School and The University of Michigan, class of 1942. Ted was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. An ROTC graduate, he entered active service with the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. He completed Ranger training and joined the 25th Division on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands, from which he volunteered for the special mission that became Merrill's Marauders, the legendary Ranger guerilla force in Burma. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. In 2001 he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia. He frequently gave talks about Merrill’s Marauders to groups and organizations.

At the end of the war, Captain McLogan married his college sweetheart Beatrice Bouchard of Ann Arbor, and together they raised seven children in Flint where he managed the family business, McLogan & Austin China Closet. After the firm’s sale he spent the next 30 years in brokerage and financial services with First of Michigan Corp., and Morgan Stanley in Traverse City. He maintained an active practice until he was nearly 80.

Committed to public service, Ted served as board member and chair of numerous volunteer organizations, including YMCA, Red Cross, Big Brothers, Hurley Hospital, and Flint Public Schools. Ted was a 65-year member and director of Rotary Club.

He was elected to the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1961 and then managed the successful statewide referendum resulting in its adoption. He was elected to the Flint Charter Revision Commission in 1965, and twice to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, 1968-72. He remained devoted to service above self his entire life, and modeled that for all who knew him.

Ted is survived by his wife of 67 years, and their children: Deborah Nelson, Matthew (Jane Brierley) McLogan, Martha Morrow, Jennifer (Daniel Gurskis) McLogan, Mary (Daniel) Ziegeler, Elizabeth (Robert) Sugar, and Helen (Carl) Chamberlain; 21 grandchildren: Jessica Cohen, Matthew Nelson, Elizabeth Harvey, Amy Nelson; Katherine, Molly, and Timothy McLogan; Helen and Elizabeth Morrow; Emily, Edward, and Elizabeth Gurskis; Claire, Daniel, and Charles Ziegeler; Sarah, Hannah, and Betsy Sugar; Elaine, William, and Henry Chamberlain; and four great-grandchildren. Ted is also survived by his brother, James, and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Donald and cousin Elaine McLogan Steinmetz.

In 1985, Ted and Bea left Flint for Traverse City and then Suttons Bay. Following Ted's retirement, they moved to Bea's hometown of Ann Arbor where they became involved in all things Maize and Blue at University Commons and where Ted joined the VP Club.

Funeral mass will be on Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Student Chapel in Ann Arbor. Memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Charities or St. Mary's Student Parish. The family is being served by Muehlig Funeral Home of Ann Arbor


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2013

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John and Molly Stevens

February 4, 2013

He was great guy of the greatest generation and a wonderful friend of our family. Best wishes to Bea and the entire family.

February 4, 2013

To Bea and Martha,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the Lord ‘s love and comfort be with you.
YK and Joni Law of Melbourne


February 3, 2013

God Speed, CPT McLogan. Thank you for setting the standard. God Bless you and your family.

George Dillard

February 3, 2013

Thank you Sir, for your actions set a standard for generations of Rangers to come.
Rangers Lead The Way!!!

George Smith

February 3, 2013

To Bea, Matt, Martha, Jennifer, "Helen Hunt" and all the generations of McLogans.....I was alerted to Ted's passing by Pat Valentine, fellow classmate of Martha's and mine at Flint Central, Class of '68. I remember Ted well, and how involved he seemed to be in, well, basically EVERYTHING going on in Flint. My family and I always had a lot of respect for Ted. His worldly view rubbed off on his kids. Cases in point: Matt, Martha, and Jennifer, with whom I was most familiar, and probably many others in the family. Be comforted by the fact that Ted's legacy will live on for a long, long time. He touched and impacted so many folks along his life's journey. RIP. (Martha.... My e-mail is Would love to hear from you. --GFS). P.S. If you want to know the background for "Helen Hunt," ask Martha.

Betsy Parsell

February 2, 2013

My condolences go out to the entire McLogan family. Betsy Parsell

Eric Gay

February 2, 2013

Such a long life so well lived!
I can still close my eyes and see Ted being the warm heart of McLogan & Austin and helping in any way possible.
In the Flint Rotary Club of the 60s, his was a driving spirit - he was always a shining example for all!
His memory is cherished...

February 2, 2013

Our heartfelt condolences to the McLogan family. The Battiste family.

February 2, 2013

Helen, Carl and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your father is definitely a hero and clearly loved by all.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.

The Apley Family

Thomas E. Bletcher

February 1, 2013

"here's a name I'll bet none of you can identify," I said at "Geezer Group" today, and I was right...Ted was the mainspring in the campaign to adopt the 1963 Michigan Constitution...few people remember that it passed with less than 7,500 votes out of 1,615,000 cast, more or less, and it endures...and, the memory of Ted noting at one of the victory parties that in our work across the state we had, no doubt, shaken hands with every one of those 7,500 voters--about one per precinct--but, it was his effort, enthusiasm, and ability that made it possible...for one bright shining moment, Ted, and we in peace, good and faithful servant...