Frederick Branch

July 10, 1965March 18, 2017

Frederick Branch, age 51, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1965 in Benzonia to Willie and Mary Evelyn (Nix) Branch.

Fred worked for Eagle Picher and Wendy's in Traverse City. He loved to cook and fish. Fred was a huge sports fan. He enjoyed watching everything from football and basketball to tennis. He loved spending time with his family. Fred had a big heart and he saw the best in everyone.

Fred will be greatly missed by his significant other, Victoria Nix; mother, Mary Evelyn Branch; children: Seantel Branch, Patrice (Cheng) Saechin, Dominic Branch, Symone Branch, Fredricka Branch, Orlando Moore, Arhmad Branch, Tabarius Moore, Lakesha Starks, Natasha Branch, Quennie Woodn, Tyrese Branch, and Aaliyah Nix Branch; numerous grandchildren; siblings: William Earl Branch, Albert Branch, Chris Branch, Gwenn Higgins, and Michelle Montegue.

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Willie and first wife, Ruby Lee Branch.

A visitation was held Friday, March 24, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Memorial contributions in Fred's name were directed to the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.


  • Visitation

    Friday, March 24, 2017


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Barbara Payton

June 25, 2017

My sincere prayers and condolences goes out to the family of Frederick Branch. It has been years since I saw Freddy. May God loving arms comfort his family.

Forrest & Mary Craig

March 23, 2017

Our prayers go out to Fred's family. We are praying that God comfort us and get us through these difficult times in a way that only he can, God bless.

Phil McCuien

March 22, 2017

I didn't know Fred personally, I was a co-worker and friend of his wife, Victoria.
Through Victoia, I learned what an amazing father Fred was. Throughout the passing years, Fred and I would see each other, in passing throughout our community as common fathers do. We would speak about our children and family. I last spoke to Fred at a local store, we greeted each other talked about our kids and he added; how he was hopeful that he would make the cut for a lung transplant. In conclusion. I knew this much about Fred, That he was a good Father and he loved his family. and I sure it's likewise with his friends.
To Victoia. I know words can't fix what you are enduring within your heart and soul. Your kids and family have my deepest regrets. The lost their father, I do know what that is like, However, not as a young child. Reminding the kids that each and every one of you has different bits and pieces of Fred within them. therefore, Fred will never leave them.
God bless you all, as I'm sure God has blessed Fred. "( Like a candle in the wind, not knowing what to cling to when the wind set's in)" Elton John.
Sincerely Phil McCuien.
Traverse City.

Dave & Candi Fettes

March 22, 2017

No words cans express how much sorrow we feel for you and your family at the sudden loss of Fred. Know that you can call on us any time for any help you need, just ask. May God grant you comfort, peace and much needed support during this most difficult time.

carrie wynegar

March 22, 2017

You will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family god has a great angle.xooxo carrie / jasmine


March 21, 2017

Prayers for Victoria and the kids, I send deepest sympathy for your loss

Mara Turner

March 21, 2017

Thinking of you and your family you are one strong women and will get through this difficult time. Stay strong Jim and Mara

Joseph Wilkins

March 20, 2017

Thinking of you Victoria Nix and your family during this difficult time. God will be there by your side to help you. Love you always. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
Joe Wilkins