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Michael Patrick Maklenburg Jr.

December 21, 2005September 26, 2020

MAKLENBURG Jr., Michael Patrick- age 14, of Grand Blanc, MI, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020. A private funeral service will be held. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 11am-1pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 4428 Columbine Ave., Burton, MI 48539. Contributions may be made to the family or the Muscular Dystrophy Association at https://www.mda.org/. Michael was born on December 21, 2005, son of Charlotte Burgess and Michael Maklenburg, Sr. He loved Star Wars, Paw Patrol, trains, especially Thomas the Train, Harry Potter and dinosaurs. Michael loved music and dancing. He was a fun-loving, energetic, sweet spirited young man and he taught us how to love unconditionally. He overcame many obstacles and truly lived his life to the fullest. Michael is survived by his parents, Charlotte (James) Burgess and Michael Maklenburg, Sr; sisters, Hannah Burgess and Caitlin Burgess; grandparents, John and Julie Rozcicha, Edwin Maklenburg, Barbara Steencken, and James and Jennie Burgess; great-grandmother, Minnie Bussineau; and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judith Maklenburg; great-grandparents, James and Orta Mae Burgess, G. Doreen and Jim Snow, William E. Maklenburg, Fred Bussineau and James and Dorothy Woods.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Michael Patrick Maklenburg Jr.

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Davjd Spannos

October 11, 2020

He was truly a bringer of happiness to those of us who knew him he truly brought light and positive feelings through overcoming the obstacles he had to deal with now for me the joy he brought to us is lost but although his loss brings me pain remembering is that kind of pain that is sweet as well I will remember

Charlotte Burgess

October 2, 2020

Being his mom, I have many memories, but there are some I never really told anybody. When he was home, I would ask him about school or see if he wanted to go outside and play or sit around and play inside. On one of those inside days, he walked out of his room and started to recite Green eggs and ham. He would say the part of Sam I am, and he would say your turn so I could play the other role. He knew the book by heart, and I laughed because he caught me by surprise with his intelligence again. (One of many times). I smile thinking of how it touched my heart while also remembering I read that book to him as a baby and it became one of his favorites,

Susan Schaibley

October 1, 2020

Micheal was very young between the ages of 3 and 4. I was visiting Michigan and I stayed a few days with Charlotte and Michael Jr (Boogie). Charlotte worned me at night Junior liked to wake up and have his own party in his bedroom when everybody was asleep. Sure enough in the middle of night I woke up to some noise. I looked into the bedroom and I saw him partying away with all of his toys. I told him to lay down and go back to sleep. When I thought he was asleep I went back to sleep then once again I woke up to noise in his bedroom where he was partying like no one was watching. 🙂

Janez Bajda

October 1, 2020

I remember when Michael was at my house for Christmas. He was just a little bit taller than my dog Blue. Blue was a good dog, but he was a rescue who came to us very skinny. Blue never saw an item of food that he did not want to eat, and he was fast.

Michael would get something to eat, take one bite, then hold his hand away from his body before taking another bite. Blue took the hand away from the body as an invitation and stole the food out of Michaels hand. Michael did not cry or get upset, he just got something else and the same thing happened again and again and again.

We tried to watch both of them, but with a large group of people you get distracted easily. We put up the chocolate and anything we did not want Blue or Michael to eat to be safe.

Blue followed Michael everywhere. Every time I saw Blue running through the house, I knew he had scored more food. I think that was the happiest day of Blue's life thanks to Michael. 😁

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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