Allen Frances Boutilier

Allen Frances Boutilier, age 78, of Moran, Michigan, died at his home on March 16, 2024. He was born on May 13, 1945, in Saline, Michigan, to Hartley and Katherine (Butler) Boutilier. Allen grew up in Taylor, Michigan. He met Catherine Brandly, and they married on July 18, 1964. They moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1971 and settled in Munising, Michigan. In 1982, Allen opened his own business, Northern Michigan Log Homes, and then opened Boutilier &Son Building Company in 1985 with his son Timothy. He loved building beautiful log homes, and built several in the Munising Bay Area, as well as 16 Mile Lake. He took great pride in his work and was well known for his beautiful craftsmanship.

Allen was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Munising. He was a man of God and had a very strong faith.

Allen loved going fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and was an all-around outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and absolutely loved his son, his granddaughters, and his great-grand grandchildren.

Allen is survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Tim Boutilier; grandchildren, Krystal Smith, and Kelli (Chad) Topolnicki; and great-grandchildren, Breaunna, Natalie, Rose’Lynn, and Owen. Allen was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Joe Boutilier, and Jeff Boutilier.

Per Allen’s wishes, no services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer, with details to be announced at a later time. Family Life Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left to the family at www.familylifefh. com.