Payment family feels loss

Josh Buck, Mike Payment, Julie Payment, Megan Josefowicz and Brian Josefowicz posed in front of Sportsman's Saturday for Mike's birthday.

Julie Payment is being remembered with appreciation. 

Payment, who died unexpectedly Sunday morning, with her family owned Sportsman's Restaurant and Irish Pub, Barley & Rye and The Mitten Bar, served as office manager of the Ludington Daily News and has long served on the Downtown Ludington Board. 

Already Sunday, her husband, Mike, and children, Josh Buck and Megan (and Brian) Josefowicz, have felt an outpouring of love and appreciation.

"She loved everybody," Megan Josefowicz said. "She literally helped everyone she possibly could."

She worked for the "tireless betterment of downtown Ludington," said recently retired Ludington Daily News Managing Editor Steve Begnoche.

"Thank you everyone," Megan said. "There are literally few words that can enunciate my level of heart break. My crazy mom loved hard. Julie Sroka Payment was my rock."

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