OBITUARY

Michael Allen Minich

May 12, 1942December 7, 2020

Michael A. Minich, known as Mikey, of Lansing, MI passed away on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 78. Mike was born on May 12, 1942, the son of Ernest and Thelma Minich. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Minich. He is survived by his wife, Judy, siblings Marcia Schelter, Marilyn Palmer (Jerry), Chris Ferris (Tim McCoy) and Bill Minich (Beth). Mike is also survived by his in-laws Joanna Smith (Gene), Joyce DePue, June Short, Lovey Lovell, Jeanie Fortman, Kay Lovell and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Mike attended St. Mary’s schools and spent 3 years in the Navy serving onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier. On April 30, 1967 he married his love, Judy Lovell. Mike worked 36 years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and worked for years at Capitol Bancorp. He was an active member of the DeWitt Moose 2291, American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He met many of his good buddies through his love of bowling, golfing, gambling and his love of bad jokes-especially telling them. His warm smile and his love of life will be remembered and missed by all who knew Mikey.

A celebration of his life will be held May 8, 2021 at the DeWitt Moose.

Very special thanks to Carrie Christian, Chris Ferris and Tim McCoy.

In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: https://ac.ingham.org/departments_and_officials/animal_control/ https://www.cahs-lansing.org On line condolences can also be made at www.grlansing.com

Services

8 May

A Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DeWitt Moose Lodge #2291

15557 S Us Highway 27
Lansing, Michigan

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Bobbi Woods

January 4, 2021

I already miss your smile and your "unusual" sense of humor. Who are we kidding it was just strange. But it is in large part what made you you and made you special. Will miss golfing with you - always fun; miss joining you, Judy and my parents for Thursday luncheons and drinks and the inevitable gambling that entailed. Those were so much fun. Whenever we get together again on a Thursday, it will be in your memory and we will have a drink again. Thank you for always including me on those days and for allowing me the pleasure of knowing you. You are sooo missed by so many. Love you. Hugs.

Patricia Stolicker

December 20, 2020

I'm sorry Bill, Elizabeth and family of the loss of your father and grandpa! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patti Bates

December 18, 2020

Judy:
I am so sorry for your loss and those who loved and knew Mike. I will never forget working next to him for a couple of years early in my postal career...and yes, his 'jokes'. I will never forget meeting you with my sister when we came to your house, I think, for a party a long, long time ago....You both were always so friendly and kind to me.....I pray that your memories are grand and grief is not debilitating. I always remember you guys when I pass your old house on Donora! Take good care.

Patti Bates


leroy cardwell

December 17, 2020

judy sorry on the passing of mike i don't know if you know this or not but mike and myself grew up in the same neighborhood. i banked at capitol national and would see him often there, and of course at the moose and at the bar. mike would usually get coney dogs. mike. mike always had a smile on his face. mike will be missed by many. again my condolences LeRoy

Carl White

December 14, 2020

we are so very sorry for your loss ,Mike was always so nice and had a smile for everyone/ RIP Mike

Michael McDonald

December 13, 2020

Really sorry to hear of Mike's passing
Remembering all the good times we spent Bowling and Golfing.
Prayers for you and the kids.

Ann (Volz) Parker

December 11, 2020

Judy, I’m so sorry to see Mike passed. I was your neighbor on Donora & enjoyed our chats. You were good neighbors. May God give you peace & comfort as only He can. Love, hugs & praying for you at this difficult time.

John Abel

December 11, 2020

Judy,

Sure will miss my old golf partner and friend. Remember when he came to the PO when he got out of the Navy I believe, and I had gotten out of the Army the same year. He probably saved my life by referring me to his brother-in-law Doug in April 1983. I could write a short article for Reader's Digest on funny things we did on the golf course before and after our rounds. Hope you know that Linda and I are always here for you.

Marnie Ferraro

December 10, 2020

I'm so sorry about Uncle Mike. He was a great guy who always had a smile. Hugs, Aunt Judy. Love you!

Barb DePue

December 10, 2020

Judy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your love one and partner in crime. His wings were ready, but your heart was not. I hope you can find comfort in the love that surrounds you during this difficult time.

So many wonderful memories of Mike and you at Lake 13 and at Joyce and Mahlon (Dink to us).

Let his memories warm your heart. Warm hugs Judy.

Love, Barb DePue

FROM THE FAMILY