Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

621 South Jefferson, Mason, MI


Michael Allen French

July 5, 1966March 12, 2020

Michael Allen French, 53, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born July 5, 1966 in Lansing and was a proud Navy veteran of Desert Storm. Mike enjoyed hunting and camping with his family - especially Labor Day trips with friends to Charlevoix. Mike had a passion for all things mechanical and would tinker with just about anything. He also had a love for gardening, although the wildlife often reaped the rewards of his efforts. He was a graduate of Laingsburg High School, class of 1984.

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Shannon (Bowman) French; his children, Anthony (Sara) French and Haley (fiancé Codi) French; his mother, Christine French; his father, Jimmy (Valrea) French; and his brother, Scott (Jennifer) French.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 1pm to 6pm at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2710 Lake Lansing Road in Lansing. Please note the change of address from the previously published service location. In response to recent COVID-19 recommendations, the Celebration of Life will take place in a smaller venue to accommodate the health and safety of all family members and friends

Memorial contributions may be made in Mike's honor to the Sparrow Children's Center, through the Sparrow Foundation at 1322 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 204, Lansing, MI 48909.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Michael Allen French

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William Pancost

March 18, 2020

Mike, what a wonderful neighbor you were. We will miss you very much. We know that are in heaven where the lawns are lush and green.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Mike.
Love Bill, Darlene, and Matt

Carole Davis

March 15, 2020

As an employee of the V.F.W.Early Educational Center, Mike will always have a special place in our hearts. You could tell by his "smile" and actions he was a loving, wonderful man.

Every day Mike would come in our building and just smile. He was always trying to help us in anyway he could. If it was a broken light switch, new light bulb,etc A true "handyman". Or a joke just to make us smile . Every time our doorbell rings, we will be thinking of him.
We also we're very,very lucky to have his beautiful daughter (Haley) be a employee
,and friend with us.
We were truly blessed to have Mike in
our lives.
He will forever,and ever miss our loving friend .
Prayers go out to the family with love.

Heather Hillsburg

March 15, 2020

Sweet kind man. You will be forever missed. Forever remembered, RIH