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Michael Calvin Thompson

January 9, 1972 — April 5, 2023


Michael Calvin Thompson

Michael Calvin Thompson, 51 Lansing, Mi. passed away April 5, 2023 after a sudden illness.  Michael was born January 9. 1972 in Traverse City, Mi to Donald and Mary Thompson, (later Risteau) of Mancelona, who preceded him in death. The family later moved to Central Lake, where Mike graduated high school in 1990.

Michael is survived by his four cherished children, Paige, Lauren, Cody and Emma, and their mother Jennifer Betz.  Also surviving are brothers and sisters Cyndie (Tom) Forster, Donna (Tom) Hudson, Kenny Thompson, Delores (Diana) Morrison, Donald (Dawn) Thompson, Sheri (Bill) Middaugh, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, and special friends Deb Faught, David Bullock and Ivy.

Mike worked for Keebler and Kellogg's in the Lansing area in merchandising, warehouse operations and truck driving for many years.

Mikey was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper, who loved his children and family above all else.  One of his most favorite activities was taking his kids to deer camp the day after Thanksgiving.  He thoroughly enjoyed catching and frying up a mean batch of fish, and he loved nothing more than being able to share those scrumptious morsels with everyone he cared about.  Although BBQ - anything, was certainly a specialty, he was an excellent cook beyond the grill and fry pan.  Although slightly chaotic, holiday dinners with 43 in attendance were some of his happiest times.

The family will be receiving guests on Friday April 14 from 4-7 PM at Buddies Grill, 2040 N Aurelius Rd, Holt MI and up north, on Saturday April 29th at 1PM at the Hudson residence, 7875 M88 Highway, Mancelona, Mi. 

Anyone who knew and loved Mike is welcome to attend to celebrate his life, tell his stories and raise a glass to the best Papa, Brother and Friend anyone could ever have.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Calvin Thompson, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 29, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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