OBITUARY

Michael Charles Kreinsen

September 17, 1955February 18, 2021
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Michael Charles Kreinsen, age 65, of Houston, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Michael was born September 17, 1955 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was born to Charles & Rosemary Kreinsen.

Michael grew up in Bohemia, New York; a small town on Eastern Long Island with his 2 brothers and a sister. He attended Cornell University where he earned a Masters in Civil Engineering in 1978. Upon graduation, he moved to Houston to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. The majority of his career, twenty-five plus years, was spent in service with Paragon Engineering. Michael's work sent him to projects around the world, but Houston would always hold his heart as it is the place that he met his wife Gail and raised his daughter Colleen.

Michael was an avid sports fan, always cheering on his favorite childhood and hometown teams from the Red Sox and New England Patriots to being a twenty year season ticket holder to the Houston Texans. Michael practiced his faith early on as an altar server at St. John Nepomuucene Catholic Church in Bohemia, and in Houston becoming a member of St. Justin Martyr and later St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He also held a strong belief in serving his community; Michael served the Alief community by working as a member of the Alief Super Neighborhood Association, the Alief Community Association where he spent many Saturdays planting trees on Bellaire, restoring the Alief Cemetery and advocating for the new Alief Community Center. Additionally Michael served the Alief School District by working on the Bond Steering Committees over the years and would also volunteer in the Alief ISD schools as a math tutor for students, participating on campus Share Decision Making committees and serving on Athletic parent committees such as President for the Hastings Bear Backers.

Michael is preceded into heaven by his parents Charles and Rosemary; and his brother David; and his favorite dog friend Don Bosco. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Gail; his daughter Colleen and son-in law Bryan; his beloved grandchildren Rhett and Rory. He is also survived by his brother Kevin and his partner Vicki; his sister Elizabeth and her husband Chris and sons Christopher, Ethan and Nicholas; his sister-in law Nancy and her daughter and Michael's god child Michelle; and his Uncle John McDonough, his cousins in the Kreinsen family of Massachusetts and New York and his cousins in the Sherry family of New York; and his extended family friends here in Houston.

In continuation with Michael’s love of serving the community and schools the family would like give a scholarship to a Alief Hastings graduate of 2021; his family ask that if you are so moved please consider making a donation for the scholarship on behalf of Michael Kreinsen. Donations can be given to the family or to the school.

Visitation and reception will be held Wednesday February 24 from 5-8 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home of Houston TX and funeral service will be held Thursday February 25th at 10:30 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church of Houston, TX with graveside burial to follow. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Kreinsen family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Carolyn Huntoon

February 25, 2021

Gail, Coleen
I am so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Such a nice man who loved his family and his grandsons! I have pictures of Rhett that were hung on the project “baby” wall. We always had fun talking football and he was a TRUE Patriots fan. I talked with him on SuperBowl Sunday to see if he was exciting about Brady going with Tampa Bay, and he set me straight that he was a New England fan first.
I will truly miss him and pray for you and your family.
Carolyn Huntoon

Alicia Kerr

February 25, 2021

I'm so sad ... and absolutely heartbroken for you Gail and Colleen. I loved that you all shared Mike with me and let me tag along to whiskey tastings and other fun stuff just like I was one of his girls. He always agreed to being voluntold to help me at Albright and his presence will be missed. Praying for all who loved him ... and know he's toasting us while next to our boy Don Bosco.

Janet Helma

February 24, 2021

Gail,
We miss you at Charity Guild of Catholic Women and we are praying for you and Colleen at this very difficult time. Trust in Jesus and please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Lots of love,

Janet Helma

Walter Jackson

February 24, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time! I always admired the way Mike took it upon himself to volunteer and help so many in the Alief community; he was truly a man of committed passion and purpose; he lived life zestfully and the community is better because he passed our way! God Bless the Kreinsen Family!

Dr. Walter Jackson

Sandra & Rick Janak

February 24, 2021

Gail and Colleen , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Loved all the time we spent as supporters of Hastings HS Drill/Dance Team all those years with our daughters. We have known you and Mike and Colleen for many years, and know Mike will be missed dearly. Mike was such a happy, and funny person to be around.

Bryan Brown

February 24, 2021

Mike was an incredible father in law. He was one of those people that you gravitate to because of his humor and his loud New York voice. He loved answering the phone “ Fenway park- 2nd base” who does that???
Rhett and Rory (his grandsons) will always miss and love thier papa Mike, Rhett loved cooking with Mike and Rory loved when papa would play games with him ...
My favorite Mike quote which Mike said often
“Go along to get along”
I know he is up in heaven going along with everything. We sure will miss him down here
Here is a picture of him and Rory deep sea fishing June 2020..

Rhonda Holmquist

February 22, 2021

My sincere sympathies go out to Gail and Colleen and the rest of his family. I remember the smile of a wonderful, caring man. He will live in your hearts forever. May God give you Strength, Comfort and Peace.

Julia Bradley

February 22, 2021

Bryan, I am so sorry for your loss. It is my sincerest hope that you find comfort and support from your Hastings North family and friends. Please know my prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time. Julia Bradley

Mary Raiford

February 22, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mike was such a great guy. He loved his family and friends. He was always committed to Alief ISD and the Alief Community. My heart is broken for you and Colleen. I’m praying for you all. I know he’s in God’s loving arms now and at peace. If there is anything at all i can do for you please let me know. My love and prayers to you all. ❤️🙏

Elizabeth (Kreinsen) Tang

February 22, 2021

Michael, you are a wonderful brother, I will miss you so much, I have so many memories, but wished to have more. Love, Liz